Common combining forms joined to words without a hyphen:
*Use a hyphen with like when it is joined to a proper name or is noted in the stylebook.
**The suffix wise does not take a hyphen when used to mean “in the manner of” or “relating to.”
Budgetwise, a design-build firm is the the best option.
Colorwise, she has always stuck with blues.
Moneywise, we were in better shape three years ago.
**The suffix wise does take a hyphen when used to mean “smart.”
A color-wise friend suggested orange accents.
Money-wise homeowners are focusing on energy efficiency.
Use a hyphen with all-, quasi-, and self-.
Mini can stand alone (as an adjective) unless it’s combined in Webster’s 11th or on the Word List.
If confusion might result, mini may occasionally be hyphenated:
mini-print wallpaper, as opposed to mini print wallpaper, which might be misunderstood as very small wallpaper rather than wallpaper with a very small print.