When we go to the bar to have just a few beers, sometimes the alcohol clouds our judgement and we drink more than we intended. Set a spending limit before by bringing only cash to the bar.
Photo by J R.
If you start with a set amount of money, once you run out of cash, you stop drinking. Sure friends can buy you a drink or pull out your credit card, but this is a nice way of controlling your spending habits when out. I'd suggest keeping a credit card with you in case your maths is off and you don't have enough cash to pay the bill, though.
Boozing on a Budget [Listen Money Matters]