What To Do With Cigarette Money

@andriaperry (33376)
Anniston, Alabama
December 1, 2017 10:33pm CST
Its been 13 months since Tony smoked his last cigarette, Last year I told him to save the money he would have spent and buy something he wants. Well he wanted the new boat motor and had planned to buy it this month but last night he said " I need a truck so I think I will look around for a truck before fixing the boat." Since new was out of the question we were looking at the for sale by owner type. On the way to work today, as a landlady, Tony seen several all on the same strip going into town. He looked at two, one nice 1992 Chevrolet but the guy was busy and could not let him take a drive, the next was a 2001 Ford ranger the lady was at work but would meet us around 4:30, okay deal. I went to work, collected money, looked at repairs needed t be done, paid a few bills and went to meet the lady about the truck. Tony drove it and then done the "or best offer" thing and he got it $600 cheaper. Yes he bought a truck for $2,600 its a 5 speed 2001 Ford Ranger and its clean and has been kept up, has a few scratches but that is all. New tires too. Now that is how he spent his cigarette money and now I wont worry about breaking down in his old truck, he will sell it later. That was my day, how was yours?
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@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
2 Dec
Well what a great deal. It is certainly worth it after saving plenty of money. My day yesterday was great too. I had inherited land from my dad. It was land on which he had been born and by now it was just land no houses and overgrown. Here in Latvia on such land we have to pay taxes and I cannot afford to have any extra payments. So a company was interested in this land. It was divided between me and my dad's cousin who is now in his 80s. Finally things got settled and yesterday the company agreed on price and now before Christmas I will have some much needed additional money coming into my account. It will make it much easier having to wait on selling the house and all else. The first think I did was thank the Lord.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
Yes! Prayers were answered. I am so happy for you! I hope its enough to get you back to the USA.
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• United States
2 Dec
I'm so happy for you, Sandra. You deserved some good news.
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@RasmaSandra (13424)
• Riga, Latvia
2 Dec
@andriaperry I'll still need plenty more but the first heavy rock has rolled off my shoulders and now it is on to self-publishing my e-book of poems and with the Lord's guidance it is onwards and upwards from there.
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• United States
2 Dec
Wow, that's great incentive to give up smoking. I hope it last years and years for you guys.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
For Tony, Its rare I drive him truck(s). He quit due to stage 4 lung cancer, now he is in remission.
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• United States
2 Dec
@andriaperry I read that on one of your other posts. It's such a great miracle. I'm so happy for you guys.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
@misunderstood_zombie Thanks, he is a miracle!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Dec
Thats fantastic that the cig money went to something worthwhile now Andria. Congrats to Tony!
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
He is so happy!
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@Ithink (6795)
• United States
2 Dec
That is great! Day was better today so I will take it!
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
Today was good for me too, even though town was very crowded.
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@Happy2BeMe (70091)
• Canada
2 Dec
That is great and a much better way to spend his money. Good for him.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I agree and he is so happy
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@Happy2BeMe (70091)
• Canada
2 Dec
@andriaperry that is awesome...i am happy for him.
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@1creekgirl (8809)
• United States
2 Dec
That was such a great idea to save that money. Glad he got a good bargain.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
Me too, he is so happy. I think next year I will try to stop eating out and save that money, I ma be able to buy a house
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@LadyDuck (122596)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
If I calculated how much I saved since I stopped smoking I could possibly buy a new house. I stopped in 1971 soon after I started going out with my husband.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I would say so.
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@vandana7 (57528)
• India
2 Dec
You all get a truck for $2600 bucks? That is about 170000 INR!!! Not in India...definitely not...certainly not 2001 model.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
How much would it cost in US dollars there? I bought my 2011 Kia Soul for $2800
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@Platespinner (18586)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 Dec
My dad bought all our camping gear with the money he saved in the first year after he quit smoking. Of course that was 50 years ago....
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
But he did something wonderful with that money.
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@UncleJoe (8640)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Dec
I have owned 3 Rangers. They are fine little trucks, thanks to their Japanese engineering.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
My sisters boyfriend had one too.
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@TRBRocks420 (62431)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Dec
Glad to hear he got a new truck.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
He is happy and he earned it.
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@jstory07 (58125)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Dec
Tony got a good deal on that truck.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
Yes he thinks so too, I do know trucks are expensive.
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@jobelbojel (5166)
• Philippines
2 Dec
That is a cool way to save. So, Tony is doing great on saving. I hope he gets the one he likes.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
He did, its paid for and in the parking area of home now.
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@maezee (27893)
• United States
2 Dec
That is awesome.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I think so too.
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@AmbiePam (46240)
• United States
2 Dec
That is so great! I think it would shock people to know what they could buy if they put their money for smoking away for later.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
You aint kidding. Next year I will cut back on eating out see how much I can save. I need a house
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@AmbiePam (46240)
• United States
2 Dec
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@Madshadi (5015)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Dec
It takes a lot of patience to save all that money. I'm not sure if I wouldn't be tempted to spend them sooner.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
That is what is wrong with life nowadays, no one saves and always spends.
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@Madshadi (5015)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Dec
@andriaperry you are right.
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@marlina (62595)
• Canada
2 Dec
A much better use of Tony's money!
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I agree 100% and I have not seen him this happy in a long time.
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2 Dec
Travels!
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
Yes he can come and go now, more often.
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@Dena91 (3713)
• United States
2 Dec
That is great he was able to save what he would have spent and got something he wanted. Great deal on the truck.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I think so too.
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@YrNemo (8765)
3 Dec
Still running here, I am supposed to do a taxi service for some of my relatives this weekend and next weekend. Not looking forward to it but it is a duty here. Hope you have a good weekend.
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@andriaperry (33376)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Dec
Thanks I hope your weekend was good.
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@YrNemo (8765)
4 Dec
@andriaperry I managed to watch a few episodes of La Femme Nikita (with Roy Dupuis and Peta Wilson). Very pleased!