One of the best benefits of not drinking is saving money! I will tell you how I used my year of transformation to pay off debt using Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. His plan is simple to follow and results in total financial transformation. I figured since I was getting sober my social life was going to suffer so I might as well use the time to clean up my debt and start building wealth.
During the summer of 2017 I cancelled all of my vacations and enrolled in Financial Peace University with my parents. We went to Dave Ramsey School every Sunday night when everyone else was enjoying Sunday Funday. I took it very seriously and this resulted in paying off around 100K in credit card debt, car debt, and medical expenses in one year. When I was drinking I had no control of my finances but now I feel empowered and plan on building my dream home soon!