We're Spending Tons of Money on Alcohol

posted by Scott Stevens -

If only drinks could be on the house more often. If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, here's some news that may take the fun out of imbibing. Having three drinks a day, five days a week could put a serious dent in your wallet.

With an average price tag of 10-dollars a drink, you could spend 150-dollars a week, which equals 650-dollars a month and a staggering 78-hundred dollars per year. Even if you only have two drinks a day on the weekends, that's still about 25-hundred bucks a year.

If you drink wine at home, beware that'll add up, too. A bottle of white wine goes for an average of $14.41, while red fetches an average of $15.66. There is good news, though. You can curtail the damage drinking does to your bank account.

  • Keep tabs on how much you are spending on alcohol. When you realize how much it's costing, you may take steps to keep things reasonable.
  • Drink slowly. Hey, you bought the drink - nurse it for a bit.
  • You don't have to drink to be social. Find other activities to engage in that don't involve drinking.
  • Don't let everyone know you're drinking. If you post about your exploits on social media, remember other people know it, including prospective employers. The tangential costs of drinking can also include money you spend shopping while buzzed or on taxis.

Source: Huffington Post

Scott's Thoughts...

  • How much do you spend each week on alcohol?
  • How long can you go without drinking alcohol?
  • If you stopped drinking alcohol for a year, what wold you buy with the money you save?
  • What's the one drink you can't have because it causes you to behave badly? How about the drink that makes you sick?

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