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Old 10-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #21
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Not to mention Federal and Local taxes. I paid $12/pack in NYC but if I go to Long Island, $10/pack and if I cross the river to Jersey, $8.50/pack. It's lot cheaper to shop in Jersey than NY including gas, clothing and no bottle deposits. However, property taxes are same as long island.
I wonder what the break-even point is for lowered life expectancy vs cost per pack. i.e., the more you smoke, the less time you have to plan for retirement. Could be an even better strategy than the bacon diet.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #22
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I wonder what the break-even point is for lowered life expectancy vs cost per pack. i.e., the more you smoke, the less time you have to plan for retirement. Could be an even better strategy than the bacon diet.
I think stress reduce life expectancy more than smoking and bacon diet. I love bacon and still smoke but no longer have a stress of ex-wife nagging. Therefore, I say my life expectancy went from 75 to at least 80.
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I think stress reduce life expectancy more than smoking and bacon diet. I love bacon and still smoke but no longer have a stress of ex-wife nagging. Therefore, I say my life expectancy went from 75 to at least 80.
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Figuring out a yield on the initial cost basis is meaningless. You can sell or buy it any day of the week -- the yield is what it is based on the current market price.

Example: You own $10,000 of PM in an IRA. I buy $10,000 of PM in an IRA. We have the same dividend yield. If you sold your $10,000 of PM and bought $9993 of MO, you'd have a better yield.
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Figuring out a yield on the initial cost basis is meaningless. You can sell or buy it any day of the week -- the yield is what it is based on the current market price.

Example: You own $10,000 of PM in an IRA. I buy $10,000 of PM in an IRA. We have the same dividend yield. If you sold your $10,000 of PM and bought $9993 of MO, you'd have a better yield.
It simply makes me feel good to know that my investment is paying off.

I got me some of the MO stuff, too.
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