Originally Posted by bobsyiruncle
I used to think I was one of the few people who viewed my costs as a dollar a mile so I was glad to see you come out with it.
As to whether or not it is a serious cost, I suppose that is somewhat subjective and beauty is in the eye of the beholder .
For me, my summer bar bill is pretty close to my fuel bill. Those are the only two discretionary items I have so which one should I try and economize on next year?
For me it just turned out to be about $1/NM at expected fuel costs...which in my case is perfect to quick in the head budgeting.
I fully understand people that could care less about fuel burn...at times in my life...me too..didn't care about multiple mortgages with no renters either..big deal (for awhile at least). But major things can happen in a lifetime of ups and downs.
I hope for them they never have to worry about fuel costs..good for them..but some of us do.
The good new is I cruise for 4 months every year and in 5 or so more...it just may be all year....still watching fuel costs though..hopefully but they will only go up a little unless the cost of fuel goes up too.