I was thinking about my post yesterday and I realized that there is one area that I spend far less on. I can't even imagine how much money I used to spend at the bar. A typical night was $30-40 and I usually went out 4-5 nights per week. Yes, that's a lot of money. Sometimes, I would only have a couple drinks and it would be under $20 but sometimes I would want to have fun and do shots and I would spend $80-100.
Is it any wonder that my best friend is now sober and an addiction counseler? Yes, I abused alcohol. I can't even fathom how much money I would have if I would have invested all that money. However, to be realistic, I needed to be wild and have fun when I was younger. I never wanted to have kids and regret the time that I would be spending at home with them. I partied so much when I was younger that I truly got it out of my system.
Do you spend less on alcohol now than you did previously?