The Commercial Appeal reports that rising gas prices in the Memphis area have led to long waits at the gas station for thrifty residents who want the lowest costs.
Sounds familiar to us. Our office was only a block away from the traffic nightmare that occurred when a church offered free gas around the holidays via the Shell Station at Poplar and Perkins. Drivers waited in line for hours, and city police turned out to help guide vehicles through the rain and ensuing car accidents.
It may not always be a worthwhile investment to exchange time in line for money at the pump, but it shows how many people in Memphis are pinching every penny to help cover basic costs like transportation.
It's also no surprise that some of the stations with the biggest lines are membership-based and located in major shopping centers. The member programs keep costs low and other stores in the area push consumers in from nearby.
If you find that you're pinching every penny to cover costs like gas, utilities, or housing, but still can't make ends meet, something needs to change.
We help people get out of debt every day. Contact our Memphis bankruptcy lawyers today to get started, or just give us a call at 901-327-2100.
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