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Let’s set the scene: it’s a beautiful evening. You’re out on the back porch with a few friends, and you’re relaxing with premium cigars and tasty cocktails. All that’s left to complete this awesome setup are a few tunes to elevate the mood! 

 

This International Music Day, Cigar World is here to help you kick back and enjoy your favorite smoke with some of our favorite songs. Check out our full playlist below and give it a spin today — or the next time you want to chill with a great cigar.

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At one time, the idea of becoming your own boss was a dream for most people. While achieving financial independence can still be challenging, the good news is that it’s now possible — through side hustles and other pursuits — to take greater control over your finances. So, if you want more room in your budget and more free time to enjoy the things you really love (like cigars), then check out a few of our favorite tips for becoming your own boss.

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If only we didn’t have to pay pesky bills for things like electricity, rent, and groceries, then fitting cigars into a budget would be much easier! However, enjoying excellent smokes on a tight allowance is possible — if you know how to make savvy financial decisions. Thankfully, we’re here to help with just that. Here are four apps that can help you save money PLUS four excellent cigars that represent great value for money.

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Cigar World's Top Shop Dogs: Louis

Louis is our featured Top Shop Dog this month. Louis is a Blue French Bulldog and so beloved that
Hunter Marosits, the shop owner, named the shop, Sir Louis Cigars after this doggo. When exploring Sir
Louis Cigars in Wilbraham, MA you will not only see Louis adorable face as the store’s logo, but merch
and even cigars with his mug present. (Check out the Red Rocket and Pink Pencil cigars!)

Louis is five years young and has been with Sir Louis since the very beginning in 2019, as a puppy. He loves eating, playing with balls, and is obsessed with people’s feet. He has a sister Blucci (she is actually his cousin) that he loves to wrestle with, play tug of war and take turns showcasing their dominance. IYKYK…

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Cigars & NFTs: A Breakdown

NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, have appeared in nearly every industry since they first gained prevalence in 2017. And the cigar industry is no exception! Indeed, several brands have dabbled with NFTs over the past few years –– with some cigar NFTs fetching bids in the $90,000 region. Given all that, we’ll take a step back today and explain both NFTs and what they mean for cigar lovers.

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401ks: A Cigar Lover’s Guide

As you may have noticed, cigars aren’t free. And if you love cigars as much as we do, it makes sense to make smart financial choices to ensure you’ll always have spare cash to pick up your favorite smokes. To that end, we’re going to focus on some finance 101 topics this month that all cigar lovers should understand. So let’s kick things off with an overview of 401ks –– or, as we like to think of them –– cigar retirement accounts.

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August 26, 2023 marks International Dog Day, and we would be amiss to let this day go by without calling out another Top Shop Dog!! This month, we are featuring Peggy from Embargo Cigar Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona.

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When you walk into Wilde Cigar Lounge in Dallas, Texas, you will see amazing pieces of art adorning the walls. When you get closer to the art, you will discover that they have been crafted out of cigar bands. No seriously. Portraits of Nolan Ryan (oh and this one is signed.) and John Wayne are just a couple examples of the work you can see in the lounge. What is even cooler, the artist actually works there. Her name is Kim Jackson and she has been creating these beautiful, unique pieces since April 2014. I was lucky enough to spend some time with Kim and discuss her artwork and history in the cigar world.

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You have already met Darwin (if not click here.) As we continue with our adventures in Canines of the Leaf, we want to introduce you to Shiner from Renegade Cigars in Richardson, TX. Not only is Shiner the resident shop dog, but her adorable face is also the logo for Renegade Cigars.

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When you walk into your favorite cigar shop, you encounter the familiar environment that you love. The smell of delicious, aged tobacco, the humid air produced by the humidor, the usual cigar enthusiasts gathered around catching up on the usual topics, and in some shops the friendly face of a furry friend.

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