Category : Lifestyle

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Why You Need To Start Saying Yes
This post comes from quite a personal place. I had the immense privilege to do some filming with Steph McGovern and the BBC on Monday. Yes, you read that right! Steph, plus a producer and a camera man came to our house to film. Mr FC, Frugal Baby, my mum and I sat at our …
There is a lot in the media at the moment about simplifying your lifestyle, decluttering and minimalism. I think it’s an attempt to make the chaos of everyday life seem more manageable, though it has seemed to be more of a buzz word as of late.   But, what is simple living?   Simple living, …
I recently wrote a post about personal finance books you should read, and The Millionaire Next Door was on there. It was one of the first personal finance based books I ever read, and I really enjoyed it. It is based on years of research into the lives of millionaires, and is not a book …
I’ll admit, I didn’t have Instagram for quite a while. I didn’t really see the point and I’m not the best at taking photographs. However, I am totally addicted to it now and can often be mindlessly scrolling away.   I follow a lot of different accounts on there, but lots of them have a …
As the nights get darker earlier, it makes me feel like hibernating. Drawing the curtains, blanket on the sofa and staying in. Especially as the time towards the holidays gets busier and busier, it can sometimes be difficult to step back and rewind.   And, the typical things you might think of as relaxing aren’t …
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 …
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