December 2015

9 posts

Another year is (almost) over so it’s time to reflect on what has happened to us over the last twelve months. We always knew that 2015 would be a year to remember for us, after finding out I was pregnant at the end of last year. We knew that our lives would be changed forever, …
December is definitely my favourite month of the year; both me and my husband have birthdays during the month and we get to spend lots of time with both our families. I also love the run up to Christmas, and all of the lights that appear throughout the streets. It is always more expensive than …
As 2015 slowly draws to a close, I thought I’d do a round up of the top posts on The Frugal Cottage this year. This is the first full year I’ve been blogging, as I started the blog half way through 2014. These posts are the ones with the most page views during the year. …
As someone who is always looking to increase income and be more money-savvy, this is the fourth in a series about boosting your income. Even little amounts every month can add up and make a real difference to a budget and overall household income. The other posts in the series are: Boost Your Income with Swagbucks Boost …
Another week has begun, which means another meal plan Monday post! Meal planning really helps us stick to our budget month after month. You can tell it’s getting nearer to Christmas by the amount of extra things there seems to be at the supermarket. There were also lots of empty shelves when I went shopping this week; people …
I cannot believe I am finally getting to write this post. Long before I started this blog, I used to read income reports from other bloggers, marvelling at how they could earn a living online. Earning numbers far beyond what I earn at my full time job, and managing to do this all with a …
Another week has begun, which means another meal plan Monday post! Meal planning really helps us stick to our budget month after month. You can tell it’s getting nearer to Christmas by the amount of stuff people are buying at the supermarket; it’s ridiculous. The person in front of me this week spent £170?! I spent just over …
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 December! December is my favourite month of the year; I find it impossible to get all excited about the holidays, spending time with family and having fun. It’ll be our first Christmas as the three of us, so I’m looking forward to putting up the decorations and sharing all about Christmas with our son. …
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