7 Money Lessons I Learned From Thrift-Shopping

Scouring thrift shops can bring out your inner treasure hunter — and you inner money master. Here's what one avid picker picked-up about personal finance.

My 5 Best Thrift Store Finds of All Time

If American Pickers is your inspiration, you might marvel at the high value finds this writer (and avid picker) has scored at the thrift shop.

10 Collectibles That Almost Always Become More Valuable

From video games to vinyl, you may want to scoop up these finds at a local garage sale or thrift shop — or dig around for them in your basement or attic.

Don't Ruin an Antique! How to Tell If You Should Refinish Wooden Furniture

Refinishing your grandmother's old dresser might be a terrible idea. Learn when you should refinish wood furniture, and when you should use a professional.

How to Make Money Like the Guys on "American Pickers"

Fascinated by Mike and Frank's adventures finding and reselling items? Amazed at their profits? Learn a few rules of the picking road, and give it a try.

Metal Detecting for Beginners: Patience and Profit

If you're interested in metal detecting, learn about the costs, concerns, and rewards of the hobby as one enthusiast shares his story.

How to Buy Like a Pro at Country Auctions

Ready, set, bid! From how to get started to why you should never use your number as a fan, learn the ins and outs of buying at country auctions.

Reselling Antiques: The Five Principles of Power Picking

It's a part-time job, a hobby, and a passion — learn the art of successful antique picking.

How to Explore Your Antique Attic Treasures for Profit

Supplemental income can be as close as your attic or your basement. Start learning about the items in your house that can bring in some extra cash. Antiques are a big business but