Friday, March 10, 2006

Friday! Update: Smoking, Saving Too Much, and More...

I'm sorry, I have to fess up. I have to come clean...I smoked one. On Tuesday. I debated whether to post about it or not, strange huh? It's a blog, for the most part anonymous, yet I have some hestitation about posting my failure. I still haven't bought a pack and feel pretty good about making it...Thanks to Jose and Gay Finance Blogger for their support. What good does it do anyone to not tell. I'm considering paying off my loan. If you have some time, can you comment or vote on the poll? I'm very interested to hear the reasons behind your vote... This week had a number of interesting threads...Bankdeals wrote up a cool tool used to calculate whether it'd be worth it to close out a CD...Check it out! Congrats to 2million for hitting 10% of his net worth savings goal! MyMoneyBlog has a very interesting post about the financial habits of couples...Even though I'm not married, it's a thought to consider. Can I ever imagine combining my savings with someone? What if our financial lives were an open book? How would that change the world? Read this at It's Just Money. It's definitely something to ponder... Finally, Kirby on Finance posted "Are you saving too much?" Can you believe anyone would _dare_ ask that question?!?! It really is a good one to keep money in perspective. Have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Mike said...

I've quit for about 5 years. I tried everything but what eventually worked was using nicorette (exactly as instructed). I fell off the wagon a bit and had to back on it in which case I also took Zyban (aka Wellbutrin). Poof. No more habit.

freedumb said...

Mike, Congrats on quitting for 5 years! I hope I can get there one day...I've thought about using quit aids...I'll bring it up with my doctor...

Daland said...

Me and the missus are in the quit process too. It's not a failure, just a slip up. Simply just get back on track and keep up the quit! Just be honest with yourself.
Best
Trainwreck

LAMoneyGuy said...

Man, no one said it will be easy. There's a reason the tobacco companies make so much freaking money. Cold turkey is tough, but not impossible. I think the blog is a great way to be honest without the judging or doubting that may be hard to avoid with friends or family who have seen you smoke for years. Keep at it.

Also, thanks for the mention of my blog.

TADollar said...

Hang in there!!! I smoked on and off in college and then pretty regularly for several years afterwards. The older I got, the more determined I became to quit. Unfortunately it got harder each time. One trick that worked for me was to start running again. It made me realize how bad my physical condition was, and in turn that motivated me to not smoke. I admit it was hard, but each day got easier. Maybe picking up a sport would help? Good luck!