Category : Lifestyle

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As I continue to do reading around simple living, frugal lifestyles and money saving projects, I come across more and more phrases that make me think. I love finding things that make me feel more motivated than ever to continue doing what we’re doing, because I believe it’s the right thing to do.   So, …
When I first started The Frugal Cottage, I chose the word “Frugal” on purpose. I wanted something that emphasised a mindset. Something that immediately gave some information about the site away. I like the word “Frugal”. I think it shows determination, grit and resourcefulness. Qualities that are important, especially when thinking about finances.   But, …
Earlier this year I wrote a post about saving money on exercise and how we were trying to keep fit whilst spending as little as possible. Things for us have change slightly since then; being pregnant means I don’t exercise anywhere near as much due to either lack of energy or concern of causing myself …
Following on from yesterday’s post about continuing to learn, I thought I would share with you some personal finance books that are interesting to read.   I’m a big fan of reading. I always have been. Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed books. I am super fast at reading too. I remember once …
I was thinking earlier about how we acquire knowledge. When we’re young, we go to school and get taught things by adults. You make decisions about what subjects you study later on in life, then (presumably) go onto a job in a specific area. Learning different subjects at school means a greater general knowledge. You …
Five years time! It seems like quite a way off but as we all know, time files. I was tagged in this post by Chammy from Modern Money Life. I thought it would be quite interesting to answer them myself. When I look at where we were five years ago, it seems like so much …
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t posted as frequently recently. There are a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, we’ve transferred Frugal Baby to a toddler bed and it isn’t going well. He absolutely loves it – we’ve got him this bedding set as he loves anything with wheels – but …
Comparing oneself isn’t a new thing. People have been comparing themselves to others forever, so it feels. Recently, I find myself comparing myself to others more often that not. I suppose it isn’t uncommon, but it’s beginning to change how I feel about things.   This blog, for example.   I keep comparing myself to …
As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, I thought it might be best to post something relating to that. Positive mental health, and all that encompasses is so important. That being said, I do believe that finances can have a big impact on your wellbeing. When your finances are not as stable, that …
I have been thinking lately of bucket lists. The thought behind them, what they actually mean and how it can help you focus. How having something written down means you are more much likely to achieve it. To get to experience it, live through it, accomplish it. I suppose it’s a bit like having dreams, …
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