Category : Budget

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It is the season for apples. If you happen to come across an apple tree, if the apples haven’t fallen already by now then the branches should be laden with them. My parents own an apple tree which supplies them with quite a number each Autumn. They are sweet enough to be eaten as they …
As September creeps ever closer, so does the No Spend Month challenge! I have been thinking about what I need to do in order to have a successful month. I feel like there are always months which are more expensive. August is one of these months for us. But, as the whole “back to school” …
As you prepare for the No Spend Month challenge, there are certain spends that are going to crop up. In this day and age, we all spend on necessities; things that we need to pay for in order to live.   However, in order to ensure that your own no spend month is a success, …
This is a short post today but it’s to introduce something I’m going to be taking on in September.   I’m going to attempt another No Spend Month! I have done this before, but it didn’t go entirely to plan. I want this one to be much more successful.   I’ll be honest, it feels …
This post came to me whilst I was picking blackberries outside. Foraging for food isn’t a new thing, far from it. There’s something quite satisfying about being in the fresh air, picking ripe blackberries knowing that they will taste fantastic later on in the year. I’m hoping that along with some of the apples from …
I write quite a bit about saving money here at The Frugal Cottage, as saving money is one of my favourite topics. I get sent messages quite often from readers asking how to save money. Sometimes, they ask how to make their money go further so that they can save more. Both are brilliant questions! …
Slow COoker
It seems like I haven’t done a food focused post in ages. I have written about how to keep grocery costs down, frugal foods to buy and how to start meal planning. Something that I am loving using at the moment is our slow cooker. The one we use is one given to us by …
I mentioned in my May Aims this month that I am hoping to have a No Spend Month. A couple of people have commented on it, asking what that means. So, it seemed only right to make it into a blog post!   Basically, a No Spend Month is where you only spend on the …
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 …
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 …
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