Are hobbies frugal?


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  1. Martin says:

    Hi Mike, an interesting article and is something that is never far from my mind. I originally come from a poor family background where my older relatives have a ‘cart horse’ mentality in that they work hard most of their lives and then don’t know what to do with themselves when they reach a stage of financial freedom. Developing interests throughout your life is important but increasingly difficult what with having to manage a pension, navigate the the education of children and hold down a job. I will dust down the piano next week and start playing again!

  2. Stuart says:

    Just a thought… You may wish to combine your writing and eating out interests by applying to be a Mystery Shopper. The Mystery Dining Company offer assignments all over the country at major pub and restaurant chains. Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch?! I hope this helps.

  3. weenie says:

    It’s funny that I had expensive hobbies when I really couldn’t afford them!

    If I ignore the hobbies which you don’t class as hobbies, then I currently really only have two – home brewing beer (which saves me money) and matched betting (which makes me money). These two I would hope to keep on when I no longer need to work full time.

    I could also class ‘football’ as a hobby – every season, I will invariably run either a predictions or fantasy football, which makes me no money (as I never win) but which I very much enjoy. I used to go to a few matches but frugality has kicked that into touch.

    I have romantic notions about learning to play a musical instrument but much more likely is that I would learn to speak another language.

    Painting was also a hobby that I would love to get back into.

    I know for a fact that hobbies will keep me very busy but I’ll need to watch the cost element of them all.

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Are hobbies frugal?

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