As I recently admitted in my No Spend Month challenge group on Facebook, I am struggling at the moment with spending. I seem to be spending more and more often, even if it’s only little things. But, these little things are adding up. That combined with maternity leave mean that I’m definitely becoming a little …
I have recently rejoined Slimming World after previously being a member before being pregnant. I do enjoy the plan and it does work well if you stick to it. There are weeks where it’s more tricky, but I am enjoying it on the whole.   But, as with any healthier eating plan, Slimming World can …
The weekend edition post used to be a weekly update here at The Frugal Cottage, but I am finding it more and more tough to find the time. The days are so busy and full of feeding, winding, hoping my children will nap and generally surviving, that blogging has taken a back seat.   I …
Another dividend income report time and the first of 2018. I am so excited to see what the numbers add up to at the end of this year. However, shares have been particularly rocky this past few days, so it’s always a bit tough to see the numbers go down. But, unless I sell my …
Hello February! I can’t believe we’re into the second month already. Last month seemed to pass by so quickly, even though we didn’t do that much. Just transitioning into a family of four πŸ™‚ but I’m looking forward to seeing what February brings. It should be a quiet month for us on the whole, but …
How on earth is it the end of January already? I can’t believe how fast January has gone by. I suppose sleep deprivation will do that – all the days seem to merge into one. But, we’ve survived πŸ™‚ and our two boys are thriving, though one is slightly more testing than the other!   …
This is a guest post by Charli who blogs over at One Wage Family – enjoy!   Water is one of those essential bills we have to pay, and one in which many people believe they can’t save money on. Unlike with Gas and Electricity, you cant switch water companies. However there are still many …
How is January almost over? It feels like it’s gone by in a blur of sleep deprivation, to be honest. Christmas seems like a long time ago! It’s definitely been a period of adjustment for our family, as we’ve gone from a family of three to a family of four πŸ™‚   I last wrote …
Do you have the feeling that there should be more money left at the end of the month than there is?Β Β  It can be painful to reduce your spending, so it’s always good to discover something that can save you money without cut backs. This guest post by Sara Williams, who writes about debt and …
My Word For The Year - The Frugal Cottage
Each year I like to have a word that encompasses what I want to do during the year. For 2017, my word for that was self care (although, I suppose, technically two!) which was looking at taking care of myself a bit more. Putting myself first rather than at the bottom of the pile.   …
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