A different way to look at things-
Let's say your planning a 2000 mile round trip excursion. Plan on $5/gal for fuel, and budget for that price- at let's say, 7 mpg. That would equal 286 gallons, at $5/gal it would cost $1429 for the trip. When you come home you will probably find a surlplus in the bank- wouldn't that be great-
I learned this philosophy trick years ago. I was in the Air Force and about 7 of us got promoted. We planned a promotion party at the "club", and if all 7 of us participated, it would cost each promotee about $150. We had one holdout because of religious beliefs- he could not contribute because alcohol was going to be served. I told him his money was going ONLY to the horderves- that was fine with him and he came in gladly with his money-
I guess, if you live in Canada, you should plan on $7/gal-
. Since Canada is self sufficient on oil resources, I guess I don't understand what's going on there.
We have absolutely no control over the price of fuel. Don't worry about something that's beyond your control. Does that help?