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#1 Bud D

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Posted April 02 2016 - 11:09 AM

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!

 

 



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Posted April 02 2016 - 11:10 AM

I also have medical bills.  2x a year for the doctor and about $8 a month for meds.  The doctor bill is nearly $70.  I can see why people want a buzz from their doctor.  It's taking up good beer money!!!



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Posted April 02 2016 - 12:37 PM

I don't drink booze...


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Posted April 02 2016 - 01:17 PM

I don't drink booze...

and why not?

 

Don't get me wrong, there are many other plants I'd rather ingest.  Haven't toked in years and that doesn't seem to be going to change.



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Posted April 02 2016 - 03:01 PM

I'm waiting for that change. Not going to turn to alcohol because it's not here yet.


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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:17 PM

beer bill is like 50/70$ a week, like a 1/4 some bud..




 

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Posted April 02 2016 - 04:59 PM

I don't buy beer too often, but when I do, I try some new craft brew.  Usually a 6 pack of something.  So, between 8.99-13.99 a month?


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Posted April 02 2016 - 06:17 PM

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!

 

I happen to like booze myself.  The only kind I don't care for is gin.  I learned a trick back in the 90s for making good booze out of cheap booze.  Get a water filter pitcher, like a Brita.  Pour a bottle of cheap booze into it, filter it back into the bottle.  Have a taste.  This filter should only be used for distilled spirits.  Not for beer, wine or liqueurs, only distilled spirits like vodka, rum, scotch, bourbon.  

 

You should spend your lotto money on remedial math classes and more booze.  Lotteries are a scam.  Glad to hear you treat your dog well.  

 

If you're patient, you can save a fuckload of money by making your own wine.  You can use grocery store grape juice and wine yeast.  Or learn to make beer.  The thing is to have a batch in rotation constantly so that you're always a week or so away from the next!  I used to make wine in the summer and then freeze it to make cold-extraction brandy in the winter.

 

Distilling is also very easy.  I've been looking at table top distiller lately.

 

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Posted April 02 2016 - 07:08 PM

I rarely drink at all anymore. I just don't care much for the effects I guess, plus the fact that it hampers the immune system.

 

When I do drink though, as far as beer is concerned... if I can't afford good beer, then it's not worth drinking in the first place.

 

Things that helped form my decision: Family history. Family history. Headache, nausea, the need to eat in order to sober up (which usually includes cooking. I don't want to cook when I'm drunk!), possible hangover (includes separate headache and overall blah). There's more there, but that's enough to make my decision.

 

I fancy a good amaretto sour every now and then or citrus infused beer. Hefeweisen is one of my favorites, though it usually constitutes a low alcohol percentage. Oh! Can't forget to mention my soon to be famous Russian Qualudes :D

 

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Posted April 02 2016 - 11:27 PM

I work nights, so I usually only drink 1-2 nights a week, which are my nights off.  However, when I go out with my girlfriend, it's not uncommon to rack up $40-50 in drinks alone.  She doesn't drink much, and she only drinks wine, so much of the tab is from me, as a craft beer will run about $5-7 apiece at most places.


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