8/15/2009

Hobbies

I asked Jordan for a post idea the other day and he said I should write about Hobbies, I kind of laughed it off because I couldn't really see the personal finance angle. I've been thinking about it the last week or two, and really, what doesn't have a PF angle?

I've been thinking about what my hobbies are and how much they actually cost. Here's what I've come up with in terms of my hobbies/interests:
  • Horse back riding
  • Fish keeping/breading (we have 3 fish tanks)
  • Painting (ceramics or white ware)
  • Cooking/baking
  • Scrap booking (I have a lot of materials and one have finished book)
  • I knit on and off and mostly forget how in between
  • Checking out open houses/garage sales/estate sales
  • Gardening
  • Reading PF (and other) blogs
  • Reading novels
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • I'd like to find ways to use all the tools I recently picked up (erm, I want to build a birdhouse, is that strange?)
  • Wondering around home fixit stores getting ideas for my aunts place
  • Spending time with family/friends
  • Working at my aunts place
At this point, I'm not sure how much my hobbies cost, but wow! That seems like a big list. Some of the items above are free, some had large initial outlays however now wouldn't cost a lot (like camping & fishing). Some have fixed reoccurring costs (horse board), some have variable reoccurring costs (fish food ect).

Do you know how much your hobbies cost? What are your hobbies?
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5 comments:

  1. The birdhouse idea is not strange at all! I have been harassing H to build me one for months! :P

    Some of my hobbies are expensive, such as photography! Lenses especially!

    I am big into camping, cooking/baking, hiking or just being outdoors in general, garage sale-ing/thrifting (lol, I never would have considered that a hobby before!), reading, redoing furniture and various crafts (card making, scrap booking etc..)

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  3. Hmm. I don't have too many hobbies, and what I do is boring (but relatively cheap!).

    Reading, sewing, cooking (okay, that can be expensive depending on ingredients), gardening.

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  4. I've been making jewelry for about a year now. It got really expensive at first, but now I know where to go for good material and better prices and it's not as bad.

    If anyone would be interested to take a look:

    www.morganofthefairies.etsy.com

    Etsy is a great place to sell handmade goods. I would suggest it to anyone who makes homemade goods as hobby.

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  5. I love your list! I'd have to say running is my hobby now, although I'm not sure I like that. I also like reading, traveling (if that counts), knitting/crocheting, and OF COURSE reading PF blogs. ;)

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