Saturday, October 3, 2009

Alcohol and your wallet

Beer, I love beer.

The wife likes wine, and we both enjoy mixed drinks from time to time.

Groups of friends usually go out to bars/clubs and spend gobs of money on alcohol without really thinking about it. I'm guilty, but I've tried to grow more aware of how much money I'm actually spending on these "vice" items.

I found this calculator that I found enlightening on how much your alcohol consumption actually costs you. Try playing with the different numbers and see what numbers you come up with.

I realized sometime ago the benefit of "pre-partying" (having a beverage or two before going out) but this calculator really shows the benefit if you take a drink or two out of your weekly/biweekly/monthly social night.

Maybe you go out more than you realize and are literally drinking your dollars away!

Don't worry, this post is not meant to mean that you can't go out and have a good's just meant to bring up the cost of a night on the town, and also what those nights costs you over the year. It's up to you to decide if you have better things to spend your money on!

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty cool, but the calculator doesn't go below once a week. I wish I was drinking once a week . . . stupid school :-)