Sometimes, simply being aware of the dollar figure associated with a bad habit can be enough to motivate us to change. If cigarettes are an expense you’d like to eliminate from your budget, Smokefree.gov has a quick calculator that lets you estimate how much quitting can save you over time.
In the example below, I’ve assumed a pack-a-day habit and a price per pack of $5.31 (the average price of a pack of cigarettes in the U.S.) Imagine what you could do with an extra $1,938 a year – or $25,500 over ten years!
Are you a smoker? Would the potential savings help motivate you to quit?