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Bail on ale: Give up beer to save money

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Beer has been part of my after-work routine to help me unwind. But alcohol is basically nothing but empty calories, and I had to admit my pants were getting depressingly snug. So, I decided to quit drinking for 3 weeks to save money.

Besides weight loss, I’d heard there were potential health benefits to laying off the sauce, not to mention a potential windfall.

And so I reluctantly climbed on the wagon. Here’s what happened.

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