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7 Free Hobbies – Spend Time Not Money

traveling.jpgWhat do you enjoy doing in your spare time? In this day and age, it’s hard to come across a hobby that won’t empty our wallets. But having fun, creativity and wellness in your life shouldn’t cost you a dime. Here is a list of 7 free hobbies to enrich your life, and your wallet.

hiking.jpgHiking, Biking, Walking. Getting outside is one of the best favors you can do for your body. It’s fine if you’re not a fan of the gym or an advocate of outdoor exercise – take a walk around the neighborhood, or seek out some local trails. It’s always interesting to come across new, local discoveries, and you won’t even realize you’re burning calories! Here’s a list of the best hiking trails in Upstate New York.


Writing. If I can do it – so can you! Find a comfy corner in your house, grab your laptop (or a pen and paper) and unleash your thoughts. Writing is making a comeback as a frugal hobby, give it a try.


De-cluttering. It might sound strange, but decluttering has a tendency to become addicting, and even cathartic. As an added bonus – this hobby can actually earn you money! Peruse through your house for any unneeded items, and offer them up to your neighborhood friends in the form of a garage sale.


Thrift shopping. It’s fun, cheap, and you never know what you’ll find. This hobby is a great way to enjoy the thrill of shopping, without punishing your wallet.  Here are 8 ways to make the most of thrift store clothing finds.


Couponing. Not only is couponing a frugal hobby – but it can also put some extra money in your pocket, if you do it right. Here are 11 foolproof couponing tips for beginners.

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Host board gaming nights. Rather than going out for dinner or spending $20+ at the movies, take up board gaming. Invite your pals over to enjoy an evening of free fun.


Reading. The frugal hobby to beat all frugal hobbies. Reading can educate you about the world or keep you on the edge of your seat with a gripping tale. Here’s a list of the must-read books of 2017, courtesy of Goodreads.

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