Many people give up something during Lent as a way to ground themselves in their faith. Even though I'm not a Catholic, I am definitely interested in month-long challenges, and since Lent is just over six weeks, it's a great time to give up something for a short time. Also, Lent can be good for your wallet, too! Let's talk about why and how.
We Give Up Vices During Lent
Chocolate, soda, caffeine, and alcohol are common responses to the "What are you giving up for Lent?" question. Catholics choose not to consume those during this period, which means they're not spending money in one particular category for six weeks. Vices are expensive. Even a casual drinker could save $100 going six weeks without a beer or a glass of wine.
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