Comparing oneself isn’t a new thing. People have been comparing themselves to others forever, so it feels. Recently, I find myself comparing myself to others more often that not. I suppose it isn’t uncommon, but it’s beginning to change how I feel about things.   This blog, for example.   I keep comparing myself to …
Budgeting for the current week, month or even year are all things we know will help us get our finances into shape. But while looking a year ahead is just about manageable, it’s much rarer – and often trickier – to look further into the future and pull together a budget that will see us …
Even though it was a disappointing month for the Ultimate Dream Fund, it was still exciting to log in and see dividend payments received. I honestly don’t think that it’ll get old! No matter how small the payment is either, it’s just great. Just for owning a tiny part of a company and investing in …
Another month is over so I get to do one of the best updates again! 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 see us inching slowly towards our goal. There is nothing more transparent about aiming …
Hello July! After being able to share our lovely news in June, I’m looking forward to July. Mr FC has got a week off in July and then I’m off at the end of the month too, so it should be nice and relaxing. If the weather is nice, then we’ll be able to get outside …
June seems to have passed by in a whirl wind. We finally got to share our news with everyone [thank you for your lovely comments!]. We also got started on our back garden which I’ve been wanting to do for ages. I went to a wedding of an old school friend and got to catch …
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, …
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