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Real-Life Stories From People Who Wasted Tons Of Money

TristaMarch 22, 2021
Redditors share the pain of spending thousands on cigarettes. Credit: Pixabay

1. Burning Up Money

The closest you can come to truly just setting your money on fire is likely cigarettes, given the combustible sticks’ incredibly high cost. Redditor /u/c4ndybar elaborated on this, saying, “Cigarettes. I spent about $24k on cigs between the ages of 16 and 26. Most of the things people are listing are not a total waste (Partying, alcohol, cars, eating out). But cigarettes really are a COMPLETE waste of money and then some. Redditor /u/Magic-Pool confirmed, saying, “Cigarettes. I reckon I spent over 25 grand on tobacco products over a 19 year period. That’s a conservative estimate from a time when they were cheaper.”

More Redditors chimed in, sharing stories of the expense in their areas, with /u/Zhabba_Zeeba saying, “As a former smoker, cigarettes. They were expensive when I smoked, and when I asked my brother (who still smokes), he said he was paying almost $10 a pack! Holy smokes!”/U/janga7 pointed out that some regions face even steeper prices per pack, declaring in response to /u/Zhabba_Zeeba, “That’s nothing. In Australia, they go for $30+.” The discussion was full of price comparisons and lifetime totals that ran in the many thousands of dollars spent on cigarettes over a lifetime of smoking.

More Sources:

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/8ymxg7/what_is_the_most_outrageous_waste_of_money_you/

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/6s40qz/what_did_you_waste_your_money_on_because_you_were/

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/7bdgem/what_do_people_waste_money_on_that_amazes_you/

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