How much money you actually save


#1

Hey friends. So I’m trying something new to help me with not drinking. I usually drink in the evenings after work. Every day I tell myself I’m going to go straight home, but by the time I get out of work I’m so tired that my mind can’t think of anything else other than just relaxing with a shooter of jim beam. Well, 1 shooter usually turns into 8 and the cycle repeats itself. I’ve been doing ok with going home and staying out of trouble. But whenever I look at my bank account it’s full of - 4.83 like 5 times. So I thought what if I could actually visualize that money. I found an app called TipYourself where you can transfer money from your bank into a virtual tip jar. My plan is to put in 10$ a day ( roughly what I would have spent on alcohol) and use that money for something that will really make me feel good long term. Fingers crossed. Let’s see what happens.


#2

Great idea!!


#3

I’ve saved enough money to actually pay all my bills, on time for a change, purchase a couple vehicles and save money/create an emergency fund.

Before getting sober we were evicted a couple times, repoed, went weeks without water in the house, ate nothing but ramen or spaghetti for long spells, had the electricity shut off a lot, pawned anything of value.

Life’s untold amounts better sober.


#4

I have saved over $6200 in my year plus, by not drinking, and that’s a conservative estimate. Likely closer to 8000 if I added in drinking on vacation or restaurants.

Over a few years, that’s a really nice car. Over a lifetime, that’s a retirement.


#5

I am still skint after nearly two months, but I have been spending wisely, bought car parts that I needed and paid for mechanical jobs. Just sorted repayment plans on debts today. I do need to save though…


#6

£3787 in 253 days. Absolutely insane :scream:

I try and keep everything in the day but I already have plans on what I’m doing with some of the money on my 1 year anniversary.

I know people say you can’t put a price on sobriety. Well you kind of can. And it’s a big one. It’s not just mentally and physically we suffer it’s financially too.

“Fear of financial and economy insecurity will slip away”

I’m getting that


#7


It amazes me when i look at this.