Gary on October 23rd, 2014

When you’re thirsty, there is nothing better than an ice-cold beer.
But, wine make a good dinner even better.
beer vs wine

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Gary on October 22nd, 2014

I was born in 1943. My, how things have changed.

  • Today, the medium cost of a home in the US is over $270,000, with an average in excess of $330,000.

  • The average US income is over $52,000. That means some are making a lot more and many are making a lot less.

  • When I was in my twenties, it was not hard to find a used car for $50 that would get you around reliably. Now the average cost of a new car is over $30,000.

  • Rent, on the average, is now over $1,000 per month.

  • Harvard tuition for a year is now about $40,000

  • A movie ticket for a matinee showing will now cost about $6. If you live in a nice area, expect $8-$10

  • The US national average for a gallon of regular grad gas is $3.48.

  • A stamp will cost you 49-cents at the moment

  • I’ll stop here with a thought – The middle class in the US is shrinking.

1938 Cost Of Living

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Gary on October 21st, 2014

I use the lowest octane in my family cars, but my classic Oldsmobile requires mid- or high-octane because of its powerful engine.

You can often get away with using the wrong fuel grade, but that doesn’t mean you should. Most cars these days can operate on either fuel grade because ignition systems can adjust to compensate for the lower-or-higher octane levels. Nonetheless, you’ll be paying for it with poorer fuel efficiency, lower engine performance and/or engine repairs.

For further evidence, we turn to Thoushalthoonthyrallyetyres.

“The engine has higher compression ratios than cars that use ‘regular’, and also derives its power through a more advanced ignition timing. The higher the octane rating, the more the engine can advance timing. Running lower octane gas in your car will lower both your power output and gas mileage, enough that it will likely cost you about the same as running 93 in it.”

PROPER GAS

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