• Cost of Drinking,  Sobriety

    Giving Up Alcohol and Saving Money: The Financial Cost of Alcohol

    I don’t think anyone’s under the illusion that alcohol is cheap here in the UK. It’s heavily taxed and a night out can cost anything from a fiver if you stick to one, to hundreds if things start escalating. And haven’t we all gone out for just one only to wake up the next day and blearily recall that we were exceeding generous with our money? Wait…did I really spend £30 on shots? I don’t even like shots! And what was that 2am fast food I ate? There’s a wrapper here somewhere…oh god, there’s another £10. And that’s just the night out. What about the morning after?When you spend the weekend…

  • Cost of Drinking

    ‘Never Again’ Inspiration: Hangover’s Cost Money

    Of course we all know that a night out on the lash hits our wallets hard. And we might roll our eyes at the increasing cost of wine in the supermarket. But alcohol is so normalised, so encouraged in our society that it’s actually counted in the calculations for the Living Wage. Is that…right? Does that not just help us justify our dangerous reliance upon it? However you see it, alcohol and financial health are inextricably linked. And not in a positive way (unless you’re a corporation selling alcohol…!) When we drink out, our inhibitions start fading away. Those inhibitions that not only stop you from holding your tongue but also from…