I was recently watching a program that talked about the things people do in order to try and live longer. From a business perspective, I guess people donâ€™t usually think twice before shelling out thousands of dollars to try and look/feel younger which is why the industry is pretty big. The interesting thing was that a lot of the things they mentioned that people do which affect their overall health are things that I personally donâ€™t do. That just got me thinking on how much money I am able to save as a result of not having certain habits. Some of them were the following:
1) Smoking Cigarettes
A lot of people say they start at high school and it is basically a habit as they grow into their adult hood. I personally never understood the logic in forcing yourself to use something that harms you while at the same time being a huge money burner. Just thinking about it, some people say they smoke a pack a day which means about $300 a month assuming it is $10 per pack.
2) Drinking Coffee
This one is kind of funny as I have never really gotten into the coffee drinking norm and I have actually never drank a cup of coffee before(I have eaten coffee flavored candy though which doesnâ€™t exactly excite me). When I think about it now though, I guess it has been something that actually benefited me more as I am usually more energetic than the people I know and I donâ€™t have to rely on it as a way to say wake myself up. If people buy one cup of coffee per day at about $2 I guess it would be about $60 a month.
3) Alcohol Drinker
Alright, this is usually the one that gets the most controversy from everyone who knows me as similar with coffee this is not something that I got into. People tell me that you have to â€œacquireâ€ a taste for it which means that you have to pretty much train yourself to like it. Again, I just donâ€™t see the incentive in doing so. Itâ€™s kind of funny on the things people try to do to me to force me to become like a beer swelling maniac. Itâ€™s all in good fun though. Some people even went as far as to tell me that I should start becoming a frequent beer drinker for business reasons as people close a lot of deals during those drunken moments. Some people tell me that on average they spend about maybe $100 a month in alcohol.
Just thinking about those three key things, I guess on average I save about an extra $460 a month. The thing is itâ€™s not like I do it intentionally to save money, but I guess that factors in on why I am able to have certain things that people think are way too expensive for them to ever get. At the same time, you can definitely see how you can save a lot of money if you are say like a chimney when it comes to cigarettes. Either way, small habits definitely add up in more ways than one.