Everyone has there own methods for paying the summer fuel costs. How do you folks do it?
For my wife and I we developed the habit of taking all our $1 bills out of our wallets when we come home from shopping and put them in an envelope and save them over the winter. I do admit to pulling out a $5 to pay for something when I have smaller bills in my pocket just to add more to the "fund". So far we have manged to save enough during the off season that we never had to take money "out of pocket" to fund our summer addiction. It almost seems like we can fish for free each summer since the savings is spread out over such a long period of time.
The only down side is the gas station employes have learned to dislike me when it comes time to paying the pump bill.
Oh, and one more hint, don't tell your better half where the fund is stored or it can quickly disappear even during the off season Just kidding of course.