Until I retired 3 years ago, I was an electrician. I used to have an agreement with my wife that my cars and collecting hobbies would be funded by OT, or scrap funds, and never touched the household budget. With 5 kids at home it was a challenge to keep a car build going, or collect anything, even with the OT and scrap wire! But I managed, and nobody went without. Now after all the kids are long gone, and it's just the two of us; I have no OT or scrap, but we've got more disposable income, and much of what I collected has been gradually sold to fund more car projects! I spend most days fiddling with one of my three cars, or helping friends with theirs. It's a blast being retired and finally getting to do what I love full time!