September 2015

10 posts

Goodbye September! Another month gone by and we creep ever close towards another year being over. September seems to have passed by quickly, with the days blurring into each other through lack of sleep and routine. However, it has been such a special time for our little family. Our son is growing every day, developing …
Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from an explanation of financial jargon to how you just busted your budget, you’re invited to link-up. If it ties into personal finance, we want …
I was lucky enough on Wednesday to be featured in an article on the Daily Mirror website about our savings  and early retirement goals. However, it came to my attention that people don’t believe it can be done, nor that the numbers will add up once we get to that day. I have talked about the …
I haven’t done a Life Update post since the start of July, so I thought I’d do another one, as there have been lots of changes around here! The most obvious one is our little man, who is now six weeks old. I’ll be honest, I cannot remember time before him now as he has …
When we first told people that we were expecting a baby, one of the first responses to that, apart from the obligatory congratulations, were that babies are expensive and that we’ll never have any money again. And I suppose, the average couple will spend a lot on their children. According to research, raising a child …
Today on the blog is a guest post by Maggie over at Northern Expenditure who blogs about their journey to early retirement. Be sure to check it out!      As Nicola gets some much needed rest, I’m honored she is allowing me to be a guest on The Frugal Cottage. Nicola’s journey towards early …
As winter approaches, I like to keep a stock of certain things that we use often in the house, so that if the weather should get particularly bad, I know that I have a stock of items that I can use and make meals from, without having to leave the house.     I’ve written …
Today’s guest post is written by Matt Sanders from GoCompare – thanks Matt!    These days it’s possible to insure pretty much anything – from pampered pets to a premiership football player’s goal-scoring foot.   Whatever the insurance policy, the reason behind it usually boils down to one thing – providing peace of mind. And …
A new month means it is time again to update The Ultimate Dream Fund again, as I continue our journey to early retirement. 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 …
Hello September! Am I the only one who can’t believe there are only four months left in 2015? How fast is this year going?! I am looking forward to the cooler days, the darker evenings and Autumn on the way; Winter is my favourite season so I like the colder months. I’m hoping that we’ll …
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