June Aims
June has passed in a blink of an eye, through lots of miserable weather and gloomy days. It has been quite a cool month, and it certainly doesn’t feel like summer is on the way. I’m still dressing in big jumpers and keeping cosy at nights with a blanket on the sofa; it feels more …
Money 1
Although I am still a relative newcomer to the investing world, I have been a bit brave of late and have bought some shares, even though the markets have been wild since the UK have voted to leave the EU (which I’m not going to comment on, though can’t believe). I’m just keeping in sight …
food13
Another Monday, another meal plan post for the Frugal Cottage. The weather is still quite miserable so it’s still more comfort meals on the menu for us this week. We’re usually eating lighter meals at this time of the year, but as it’s not warmer, we’re sticking to the more substantial meals! Is anyone else …
Mountains
I think it is natural on any journey to have very positive phases, followed by the not so positive phases in order to grow and reach your goals. If things are too easy, then the danger of complacency settling is in high; if there is no challenge in the end goal then there is nothing …
money invest
I have written extensively about saving money on the Frugal Cottage and, as you’ve probably guessed, saving money is such an important part of our journey to early retirement, as it will provide the funds needed so we can achieve our goal. Some of my popular money saving posts are: 5 Easy Ways To Save …
food13
Another Monday, another meal plan post for the Frugal Cottage. I’m nothing if consistent! 😉 The weather is still quite miserable so it’s still more comfort meals on the menu for us this week. We’re usually eating lighter meals at this time of the year, but as it’s not warmer, we’re sticking to the more …
Money 1
As part of our long term plans for early retirement, we need enough money in savings and/or income to make sure we can live on a budget long term. I am now hoping that a small income stream will come from dividend payments as part of our investment portfolio. Each month when I receive dividend …
It’s my favourite time of the month again – time to do an update on the Ultimate Dream Fund. The Ultimate Dream Fund is named because it is our dream to retire early, and we need the funds to make that happen! One day, this fund will provide us with the money to live on when …
food13
Another Monday! How fast do the weeks seem to fly by? I have been on holiday for the past week as it’s been half term here in the UK, so back to work today. The weather is still quite cold so there’s lots of comfort meals on here this week plus some quick and easy …
birthday1
Although this post is slightly late, the Frugal Cottage is 2! I started this blog on June 1st, 2014 and here we are two 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 our story …
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