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12 Gift Ideas for Crafters

What do you get for the person who makes everything? More crafting tools and supplies!

Become a Producer to Put Your Consumption in Perspective

The gap between making and consuming keeps widening, but making more of what you consume can lead to a richer life.

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!

Choosing a Luxury Eccentricity

A useful tactic for dealing with those who think you need to spend more, a luxury eccentricity helps deflect criticism while allowing you to indulge.

Money making hobby: panning for gold

Lately many Californians have been heading to the rivers and streams to prospect for gold. The increase in people taking up this activity has some newspapers writing about "the new

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.

How good writing skills save and earn money

A while ago an article on Wise Bread talked about how complaining via a letter works much more effectively than complaining with phone calls. This made me think about all the othe

“If you've got an area of excellence…rich can be arranged.”

That’s part of a quote from a great Martin Scorcese movie – The Color Of Money. Certainly not in my top 10, it has Tom Cruise in it after all, but it had some sparkling dialogue fr

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.

Sell handmade goods, buy cheap handmade goodies.

In these days of mass-production and Wal-Mart's low prices and lower standards, it's great to see handmade artifacts making a comeback. [more]