I know, I know, it is still summer! But get this heating oil prices have gone UP this summer.  Imagine my surprise.   I know I really don't want to think about snow, cold and oil bills. But it's Maine. Cold weather is never too far away.  The Governor's Office of Energy Independence put out its summer report yesterday.   What do you do to deal with oil use and prices?

This will be the first year I have not had a pre-paid oil plan.  Last winter I was paying almost $300 a month.  So this year I made the decision to put about the same aside every month and hoping for the best with prices.   There is no one answer on the best thing to do.