Category : Lifestyle

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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, …
There seems to be a common post amongst the personal finance blogsphere about the latte factor. The basis of the post is that you should cut out your morning lattes immediately, as they cost you too much. It then goes on to say that over time, these little expenses add up to quite a lot …
I have mentioned many times about needing to declutter. In fact, it’s an ongoing yearly aim for us. We own a lot of stuff! But, recently, I have become much more aware of just how many clothing items I own. In fact, I take up the majority of the wardrobe space in our house. I …
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, …
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