Giving Up Calories Or Puffs For Lent? You Can Save A Bundle By Easter


Lent offers a chance to omit certain highly publicized sweets and snorts.

A personal finance website GoBankingRates.com says you can save at least a thousand dollars during this holy time.

Give up smoking, caffeine, sweetstuff and alcohol and in 40 days you can add $1,000 to your savings. Just forgoing that cuppa coffee -- or two -- can save you $8 a day, or $200 during Lent.

Giving up cigarettes and alcohol can save you even more, while sweets can be a budget-killer.