My Hobby Income Exceeded My Pension

Discussion in 'UPS Retirement Topics' started by olroadbeech, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    The hobby I started just 2 years ago started making us money on the side by doing it about 10 hours a week.

    Last year this income exceeded our pension. This is after expenses. It has been unbelievable. We worked maybe at most 2 hours at it per day.

    So far in the first 5 weeks of 2019. Our hobby income has exceeded about 3 months of pension payments.

    What is so great about this is it is so much fun and we would do it for free. It's nice to take this extra income and help our grown children out more with the grandchildren.

    So take that hobby of yours, something you love , and see where it goes.
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sex sells....
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  3. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Where do you find buyers?....... oh never mind
  4. Shiftless

    Shiftless Active Member

    I agree! If you have a hobby or passion have fun with it! I do the same. I have a couple hobbies that bleed over each other due to seasonal activity. They both make my day entertaining since I have no clock to punch. It fits nice with retirement as I can travel and play at will no time lines so pressing I cant take long extended travel periods.

    Retired or gonna Retire? STAY BUSY! That's the key! You don't have to make money either! Just giving back in some way always helps the community!
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Which club you dancing at now
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Those dollars really add up.
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  7. cachmeifucan

    cachmeifucan Well-Known Member

    Ebay I'm guessing.
  8. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    What’s your hobby?
  9. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer


    thanks for your positive comment. that is exactly what we love about this. do it when we want. and when I buy our next project we take the back roads instead the freeway to look at the scenery.

    i actually love getting up in the morning to get started.
  10. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    we restore stuff that no one else does and it sells easily.
  11. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    buy within a 50 mile radius at moving, garage, estate sales which we love going to anyway. the great thing is the word has spread that we do this and people contact us and either give us the items or trade in their old stuff to buy one of our restorations.

    I would practically do this for free it is so much fun.
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    Geriatric pole Katz
  13. UPSER1987

    UPSER1987 Active Member

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
  14. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  15. old levi's

    old levi's I used to care... but things have changed

    My pension exceeded my hobby, so I gave up my hobby.
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  16. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Tell the truth now---you like sniffing the fumes of that paint stripper.
  17. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Mikes ok but Frank sucks the big one.
  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Been to their shop in Le Claire, Iowa a couple times. They sure aren't afraid to charge for that rusty gold.
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  19. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    wow! you only got one funny on that one.

    you're slipping or maybe you are getting boring hahaha
  20. Ancient Alien

    Ancient Alien UPS Vacation

    More sales on a net basis than your pension. That is pretty amazing.

    Let me ask you; are you seeing a spike or decline in sales during this pandemic?