Americans spending the gas savings?

It appears, according to BlooombergBusiness, that Americans are taking a page from Scarlett O’Hara when it comes to the money they’re saving at the pump.  Most of us seem to be using that money to splurge instead of save.  Case in point:

It wasn’t simply the $40-per-month in gasoline savings that prompted Melanie Gold, 46, to buy a United Airlines ticket to visit a friend in New Mexico she hasn’t seen in 18 years. 

“I can’t say I’ve been setting 10 bucks aside each week,” said Gold, who commutes to her editor job in New York from Bangor, Pennsylvania. “But that’s my justification for making the trip. Gas prices are very visible.”

How about our listeners?  Are you spending or saving/investing your gas pump savings?


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