You might have noticed that posts have become a little less frequent here of late, plus I have been changing aims and focus a bit. Of course, early retirement and creating passive income is always going to be the main aim around here. However, some things might make the path slightly more bumpy!   After …
Another Life Update! I thought I’d do more of a chatty post today, as I rarely do these on here. I am going to be really British though – how hot is it?! I’m so not a fan of heat. I hate being too hot 🙁 plus Frugal Baby is not enjoying it either. His …
I write quite a bit about saving money here at The Frugal Cottage, as saving money is one of my favourite topics. I get sent messages quite often from readers asking how to save money. Sometimes, they ask how to make their money go further so that they can save more. Both are brilliant questions! …
It’s that time again! Time for me to talk about our dividend income. I still get a little thrill of excitement when I log into my ISA and see that I have received another dividend payment, no matter how small it is. Just for owning a tiny part of a company and investing in them, …
I must be getting older, because it seems to get to this post each month more and more quickly. They say time goes faster the older you get? However, getting to update my Ultimate Dream Fund at the end of each month is one of my favourite parts of our journey. Each month, I can …
Hello June! Here’s hoping that June will be more positive than the previous two months have been.  I feel much more positive about the start of the month already. I have been looking at my budget. Thinking about what I need to improve on. Feeling very determined and focused on things that need to be done. …
Happy Birthday to The Frugal Cottage! Today, my little corner of the internet turns 3. I started this blog on June 1st, 2014 and here we are three years later, still talking about money and early retirement 🙂   I am still constantly amazed that people want to read what I post here and are interested in …
I said this in April, but I’m sort of glad May is over. Again, it’s not been the best month. I’m not even sure why! There are a couple of things hanging over me at the moment which probably isn’t helping. Plus, Frugal Baby is having a lot of disturbed night’s sleep which means we …
Slow COoker
It seems like I haven’t done a food focused post in ages. I have written about how to keep grocery costs down, frugal foods to buy and how to start meal planning. Something that I am loving using at the moment is our slow cooker. The one we use is one given to us by …
I mentioned in my May Aims this month that I am hoping to have a No Spend Month. A couple of people have commented on it, asking what that means. So, it seemed only right to make it into a blog post!   Basically, a No Spend Month is where you only spend on the …
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