Spend less on your hobbies

How to do the activities you love, for a fraction of the cost.

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Having a hobby is a great way to keep your mind and body active, and meet people you might not otherwise get to know. The only hitch: playing a few rounds of weekend golf or stocking up on yarn for knitting can get expensive fast.

(Consider this: Americans spend on average 1.3 trillion dollars each year on discretionary items including hobbies, interests, and entertainment, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.) Follow these tips to stretch your dollar on five popular hobbies, so you can relax and have fun doing the things you love most.

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