Category : Lifestyle

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I have made no secret here on The Frugal Cottage that we are saving for early retirement. Which means we are saving for a long time! We are also saving quite a high number. A number that equates our freedom. Something that will take years of dedication to achieve. That’s our number.   I have …
I think one of the best things about finding support networks relating to your goals and ambitions is the encouragement they bring. It is like having your own personal cheerleader to get you motived every step of the way. I was researching recently about financial support networks, as I think that it is important to …
Way back in September, I wrote a post about wanting to change things here at The Frugal Cottage. I spoke about wanting to change directly, make things more personal and share more about our lives in relation to our finances.   But, it feels so daunting.   As soon as you put a face to …
I have been thinking about the one key focus I could have for 2017. Reading other blog posts, it seems a lot of people have a key work for their focus for the year. It can be very personal or more generalised. However, the same key phrase kept coming back to my mind for us …
I love nothing more on a dark winter’s evening, then watching a Christmas movie. Even better if I am snuggled up on the sofa with a nice soft blanket and a hot chocolate. My lovely secret santa buddy has sent me this for Christmas, which is perfect for a Christmas movie night!   Although some …
Back in September, I wrote a post about wanting to do a Christmas food bank donation. I made a Crowd Funder page and asked my readers if they could spare any money at all, even a £1, to help towards that donation.   I’ll be honest, I was very apprehensive about posting that. Asking you, …
It took me more than a year to finally get round to starting my blog, but it was one of the best decisions, financially, that I could have made. Ever! I am so pleased that I decided to go ahead and start a personal finance blog. After seeing the recommendations of other bloggers to use …
I am sure that every one of us has received a gift card at some point, usually from a relative, for a store we’d never use. But, as it’s a gift, there is almost an obligation to spend it. However, there’s a new site which you can use to sell your unwanted gift cards!   …
I will be completely honest about this before I begin this post; I’m worried that it won’t go to plan!   That being said, I have pondered this for a while now and am biting the bullet so to speak. I originally started The Frugal Cottage to help people, and to give hope that you …
I don’t know whether it’s the time of year, the fact that when the sun shines and I want to be outside, or whether I keep comparing myself to others, but I think that my motivation has definitely disappeared as of late. I tend to think of myself as someone who is quite motivated and …
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