Andrea Kennedy, certified financial planner from Wiser Wealth and author of Own Your Financial Freedom (Money, Women, Marriage and
Divorce) It’s one of the biggest financial drains over time, but you don’t have to give it up completely. Here are some of Andrea’s suggestions on how you can enjoy two nights out a week – and still save money in a year.
Skip desserts (from $7) and beverages (from $5).
Yearly savings: $1,248
($728 on desserts and $520 on beverages)
Pay for corkage (from $35) for your own bottle. Many of us regularly receive wine as gifts, so bring your own bottle instead of ordering house wine (from $65 a bottle).
Yearly savings: $780
(based on consuming one bottle of wine a fortnight)