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Fun Frugal Hobbies that Won’t Break the Bank

Just because you’re living on a frugal budget doesn’t mean that you have to forgo all of the fun in your life. There are lots of hobbies that you can enjoy even if you don’t have much disposable income to spend. So, instead of doing little more than sitting I front of the TV, start thinking about frugal hobbies and start having more fun in your life.

To get you started, here are some of the best frugal hobbies that won’t break the bank:


Reading is one of the best hobbies you could ever indulge in. It will make you smarter, take you to new places and ensure that you always have something to talk about, but best of all, if you have a library card or an e-reader, it can be completely free.


If you live near a state park, it will cost you very little in terms of fuel to get out and about and explore the natural world. You’ll get fit, see more of the world, benefit from the relaxing properties of nature and it’s a great way to spend time with your kids. You might need to invest in a good pair of hiking boots and hiking poles if you don’t already have them, but they’ll last you so long that it really is a very frugal way to spend time.


You can pick up used sewing machines on the likes of eBay and Craigslist for very little, and once you’ve learned to sew, you will be able to save money by mending and making clothes, creating costumes for your kids and, perhaps even selling some of your creations on. It’s a great way to be creative on a shoestring.

Playing Online Games

From the offerings you find on Facebook to the offerings at the all new Foxy Casino, there is an endless choice of fun-filled online games that can fill up an hour or two when you’d otherwise be bored at home. Although, when you’re frugal using your money to gamble may be out of the question, signing up to websites that offer free sign-up bonuses is a great way to have fun playing slots, casino games, and bingo, and you could actually end up with more money than when you started.

Playing Board Games

Of course, if online games and apps aren’t really your thing, there’s always fun to be had by breaking out the board games and having fun with the kids, or if you’re into more grown-up board games, your friends.

Board games have come a long way in recent years, with many more creative options than in the past, so even if you think board games aren’t for you, it might be worth taking a look around at your local gaming store to see what is available.


Do you have a lot to say? For less than $5 per month, you could start your own blog, let your creativity flow and possibly even make money from your new hobby. Many bloggers have been able to transition from hobby to full-time blogger, so it’s gotta be worth a punt.

What are your most frugal hobbies?


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