I keep hearing lately on the news about how the cost of everything is rising. Petrol, electricity, gas, clothes and pretty much everything you would buy.   Including food.   Big brand names are rising their prices quite quickly in the UK, and this is set to continue over the next few months, according to …
Quite a while ago, I got a cold call from someone selling solar panels. I told them that we weren’t interested at this time. I seem to get lots of calls from various people trying to sell stuff! And 99% of the time, it is for something we would never be interested in.   Last …
Another month is over and it is another month where I can talk about earning some money online. The numbers are still small. But, it’s another income stream that I am trying to build, slowly but surely. If I can combine earning some money online, plus my day job, plus dividend income, it will slowly build …
Time for another one of my favourite updates of the month; my dividend income update. 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 …
Another month over so I get to update the Ultimate Dream Fund. It still seems mad that January is already over. Another month I have been investing for! Again, it has been another turbulent month for my investments to be honest. Quite a few large ups and downs! However, as I don’t intend to sell any …
Hello February! I can’t believe that we are already into the second month of the year. January flew by, so as February is a shorter month, I’m sure it will too. February should be relatively quiet for The Frugal Cottage household. We have got a couple of family days out planned which should be lovely. Other than …
Goodness me. How fast has January gone by? 2017 is going to be a record paced year at this rate! It seems like January has gone by in a blink of an eye. Though it does feel like Christmas was ages ago. Strange. It has been a quiet month for the Frugal Cottage household in …
Although it is nearly the end of January already (how?!), planning your yearly finances is so important. Have you planned yours yet?   Saga recently got in touch about their #SagaPlanYourYear which is all about encoring people to plan their finances for the year ahead. I said I would love to be involved! For me, …
January is always a time where people think about their finances, and wanting to get the year off to a good start. January payday always seems such a long time away, after an earlier payday in December before Christmas! With all the expense of the holidays, January seems to be a time where lots of …
I wrote a post at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. One of them was to save £12,000 in a year. Ideally, we should be hitting £1,000 a month in savings consistently in order to achieve our long term aims. However, saying I’m going to save £12,000 a year is very …
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