Do you have an alcohol budget?
I used to spend way too much. I'm trying to keep it at $10 a week plus left over grocery money. Friday I bought Grocery's and used a bit of the beer money on extra food (obviously not much extra).
Last month I got into some savings for extra booze. About $38 extra. $10 a week, maybe $18 a week isn't much. I can buy 24 ounce cans for $.99 plus tax and tip. PBR is a bit more, depends on where I go. I get sick of cheap beer sooner or later. Sometimes I want a 6 pack of beer that is about $11 out the door. Or even a bottle of 80 proof.
Sucks to live on a budget but it keeps me from drinking too much. I have a dog and I worry about not having money for his future needs. I just spent about $200 on him. He needed food, a new bone, toothpaste, dookie bags and treats. I've asked him to buy me beer but he says he cannot get a job :-(
I live on a fixed income. $700 for rent, $30 a week on food and household items, $40 for tobacco (rarely spend all $40), $10 a week for beer or lotto (which the lotto isn't really worth shit!), $35 for internet, then the rest goes towards my dog and savings. Sometimes I touch the savings for booze. I'd feel a lot worse getting into savings for the lotto, because that dirty bitch rarely pays!