The makers of these coins will pay $750,000, per the terms of an FTC settlement.

Sellers Of Imitation “Exclusively Authorized” 9/11 Commemorative Coins To Pay $750,000

Back in 2010, with the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the horizon, Congress authorized the U.S. Mint to produce and sell a commemorative medal. But that didn’t stop one company from advertising imitation versions it called “exclusively authorized” 9/11 commemorative dollar coins. [More]

Pitfalls New Bloggers Should Avoid

Pitfalls New Bloggers Should Avoid

You’ve followed your favorite blogs for years and are convinced you can do just as well. With nothing holding you back except for lingering insecurities, you’re prepared to try your hand at blogging. If you want the effort to turn into an enjoyable and possibly profitable hobby, there are things you’ll need to keep in mind as you get started. [More]

What's Your Most Expensive Hobby?

What's Your Most Expensive Hobby?

Last week, we asked you about your most expensive habits. And while many readers responded with things like smoking, coffee or food, a number of responses — like video games, photography or razor collecting — could also fall under the heading of “hobbies.” [More]

American Airlines Flight Attendant Uses Awesome Pilot Powers To Help Land Plane

American Airlines Flight Attendant Uses Awesome Pilot Powers To Help Land Plane

It’s good to have outside interests. For instance, there’s this 61-year-old flight attendant who works for American Airlines who also happens to have a commercial pilot’s license, which was good news for the pilot–and the 225 passengers–after his first officer went all Airplane! on him mid-flight. [More]

Stay On Budget By Maintaining One Indulgence

Stay On Budget By Maintaining One Indulgence

Adam Baker at Get Rich Slowly suggests you’ll be able to better stick to a budget if you pick one non-essential hobby or interest instead of cutting them all out. The key to figuring out whether or not it’s something worth “wasting” money on is to identify any hidden benefits, and then to make sure there aren’t hidden drawbacks. [More]

Etsy Fraudster Goes After Beadmakers Who Got Her Banned

Etsy Fraudster Goes After Beadmakers Who Got Her Banned

A woman named Ullja Kuntze was booted from Etsy after word got around that she was buying handmade beads and reselling them as her own. Her original Etsy pages read, “All my beads are made by me in my private glass studio in Milan Italy.” Kuntze was actually doing business from Waco, Texas, and now that legitimate beadmakers have gotten her kicked off of Etsy and Artfire, she’s trying to get their own websites shut down under false spam accusations, and/or get them investigated by the IRS for tax fraud.

These Hobbies Can Make You Money

These Hobbies Can Make You Money

Hobbies tend to be the first things to go when money gets tight, because it’s a better idea to feed and clothe yourself than buy a PSP or new Legos.

How To Avoid Boredom While Turning Your Finances Around

How To Avoid Boredom While Turning Your Finances Around

The worst part of cutting your expenses is also the worst part of going on a diet. Boredom. Not being able to do exactly what you want, when you want to do it is boring. “Grown up,” but boring.

Steal Bandwidth From 419 Scammers

Steal Bandwidth From 419 Scammers

Beyond merely laughing at duped 419 scammers, now you can help shut down their fake banks by stealing their bandwidth.

Hungry? Eat a 419 Scammer

Hungry? Eat a 419 Scammer

If you’re sick of receiving investment opportunities from princesses and dying cancer patients, you may enjoy 419eater.com.