Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

18 of 46
BACKNEXT
Michael James: Away from the kids
Michael James: Away from the kids
Michael James is spending less time with his daughters, Kayla and Ashley, as a result of soaring fuel costs.
Manufacturing operator, 37, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Gas prices have taught me to not drive anymore. I stay at my mom's house when I work. I won't come home.

It's a sad thing as I can't get back home so I can see my kids during a work week. The money I'm saving is going to them for food and other living costs.

I know all families are already wondering how they are going to make it next winter.

The government needs to do something more than just stimulate the economy to help working American families. The last rebate, well, it's already gone to cover the heating bill from last winter.

NEXT: Kathy Sperlo: A 4-day work week
Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
iReport
iReport
iReport.com: Your money
How is the economy affecting your everyday life? Tell us about how your money situation has changed - or stayed the same - in the last few months. What's your biggest economic worry? Send us your photos and videos, or email us and share your story.
 
More Galleries
Best business class airline lounges around the world Between August 2015 and May 2016, Skytrax surveyed over 19.2 million customers to find the best airline lounges. Here is what they found. More
What Boeing's new 737 Max 9 has under the hood Boeing unveiled its new, longer 737 Max 9 airliner earlier this month, the second member of the updated single-aisle jet family. The first aircraft will deliver to airlines starting in 2018. More
Toy Fair surfaces holograms, robotic animals, dolls for boys The Toy Industry Association's annual fair revealed countless tech-enabled toys -- and some fresh takes on old classics. More

Special Offer