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Years ago my girlfriend quit smoking and started saving the amount of money she spent on cigarettes. After a year, she went to France for 2 weeks with the saved money...

So I decided to do the same. I didn't smoke, but I started putting the $ of 3-4 packs a week in a savings account (named Smoker account lol) and have since been travelling every winter to a new destination.

Everyone can put $20 a week aside (or a bit more) and invest in something they want.

If poor people can smoke and spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars, they can all afford to travel or to invest in something they love too...

I have friends who think that I make s much money and envy me for travelling, I tell them I chose to travel when they chose to smoke...

You decide...
- Submitted by FRENCHPRINCESSE 12/31/2010 in Saving Money | 2 Comments
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FIREDANCER75 1/3/2011 6:13:00 PM

    Almost 3 years ago, I wanted to buy retirement land in Colorado for a future cabin. The only way I could work it into my budget was to quit smoking, which I really already wanted to do. So, now, instead of spending $150 a month on cigarettes, I make a mortgage payment on my own private slice of heaven!
AMYLOVESGREG 12/31/2010 10:28:00 PM

    Opening a "christmas" account is also a good idea because the bank will usually put in your last payment for you so you'll get a free $10-20 depending on what you put in every week! It's a pretty good idea if you're saving for anything. emoticon

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