hobbies

11 Hobbies That Aren’t Worth the Money

It's okay to spend some money to relax and recharge, but you won't enjoy what these pricey pastimes will do to your wallet.

6 Things You Might Do on Your First Day of Retirement

Happy day! Your work career is finally officially over and your time is your own. Now what?

The 35 Best Ways to Spend Your Free Time (Frugally)

One way to spend less is to take up a fun hobby. Try one of these great ones, and you may even improve yourself and your bank account along the way too.

Ask the Readers: Do You Make Money From Your Hobbies?

Tell us about your money-making hobbies and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

25 Easy Ways to Make Your Life More Interesting

It's easy to get trapped in a humdrum routine. Shake things up with one or more of these simple activities, lessons, experiments, and adventures.

30 Great Side Jobs

From bartender to tutor, these 30 side jobs pay well, often have flexible hours, and may even help you build skills you can use in your "regular" career.

Take One More Thing Seriously

When time and money are tight, it's natural to try to narrow down what you're trying to get done. But the opposite might be what you really need.

5 Tactics for Relieving Work-Related Stress

Don't let on-the-job stress ruin your day. Instead, follow these tips to help remain calm, centered, and happy, no matter what work throws at you.

Ask the Readers: How Do You Save Money on Your Hobbies?

Tell us how you save money on your hobbies and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!

9 Dollar Store DIY Projects to Try Out

Get your craft on for less with these fun and inexpensive projects for accessories, home decorations, and more.

25 Awesome, Useful Gifts

Whether it's for a birthday, holiday, or other celebration, eliminate the phrase "it's the thought that counts" by giving one of these awesome, useful gifts.

15 Frugal Ways to Battle Boredom

The next time you're listless, grumpy, or just plain bored, follow these suggestions to spend your time, rather than spending money.

The Many Benefits of DIY

Learning how to "do it yourself" doesn't just save you save from hiring someone. Discover how DIY can improve your finances, friendships, and more.

Audit-Proof Your Hobby Business

Turning your passion into a sideline business can help you earn some extra cash. But it can also attract the watchful eyes of the IRS.

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.

Top 5 Economy Based Board Games that Make You Think

My husband and I have a fairly large collection of board games that we play with in our leisure time. Many of these games have an economic element that teach you to think carefull

Getting by without a job, part 2--boost income

There are countless ways to raise your income, besides the obvious one of getting a job. Here are a few categories, and a few suggestions.

Life Without Television

I haven't owned a television in over 7 years. I haven't lived in a house with a set in over 5 years. I spend my days largely television-free, and I actually like it.

Make Your Hobby Pay Its Way

Hobbies generally end up in the expense category. Depending on the hobby, you may be paying for equipment, supplies, books and magazines, classes, training--the list goes on.

5 More Fun Money-Making Ideas!

With a little creativity, these hobbies can be parlayed into part-time gigs.