Why You Need To Start Saying Yes
This post comes from quite a personal place. I had the immense privilege to do some filming with Steph McGovern and the BBC on Monday. Yes, you read that right! Steph, plus a producer and a camera man came to our house to film. Mr FC, Frugal Baby, my mum and I sat at our …
Quite  a few of the searches that bring people to the Frugal Cottage are about food. Specifically, how to save money on food. And as food prices continue to rise, it’s going to become more and more of a problem.   So, I thought I’d do a round up of my favourite money saving tips …
As the end of the year quickly approaches, most people’s thoughts turn to the holiday season ahead. We’re definitely looking at that, along with preparing for Frugal Baby #2 arriving and the new year beginning. It’s also a time to reflect on the year that has passed. How fast is 2017 going so far?! A …
As time keeps merrily marching forward, it’s time for us to look at what we’re going to do with our finances to prepare for our second child’s arrival. I have written about what we’re buying for Frugal Baby #2 but haven’t really touched on our finances.   Of course, having one child has a bit …
As the year slowly comes to a close, it will be interesting to look back on my second full year of dividend investing and see just what has happened throughout the twelve months. However, there are still a couple of months to go! So, October’s update will have to do for now 🙂   Some …
I cannot believe that I’m already writing another Ultimate Dream Fund update! It doesn’t seem that long since I was writing the last one out.  This month has been an interesting one, as it’s been quite a volatile one for my investments. It is difficult to log in each day and see such varying numbers! …
Hello November! The one thing I can keep thinking of as I think about it being November, is that I’m due next month – eek! Time seems to be absolutely flying by now. I leave for maternity leave at the end of the month. I get to spend some quality time with Frugal Baby #1 …
October seems to have whizzed by in a flash. I’m not entirely sure where the month went?! It also has been a much more spend-y month for us, which is frustrating. Mostly things that were necessary (hello car tax) but even so. After the success of September, it’s slightly bitter sweet!   We had a …
Dating can be an expensive affair, with meals out and drinks on the tab. Even when you’ve been married as long as Mr FC and I (5 years and counting 😉 ) it’s still nice to do things as a couple. But, when you’re on a money saving mission and on a budget, finding date …
Happy Sunday! We’re currently at my Grandpa’s house as we have been here overnight. Yesterday we had a party to celebrate his 90th birthday. It was lovely to see some family members and to celebrate such a milestone!   Apart from the weekend, it’s been another quiet week for us. I’ve actually been off work …
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