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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.

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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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