Category : Budget

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Do you have the feeling that there should be more money left at the end of the month than there is?   It can be painful to reduce your spending, so it’s always good to discover something that can save you money without cut backs. This guest post by Sara Williams, who writes about debt and …
I don’t know if it is just me, but 2017 has gone by fast. And our lives are going to be changed again any day now with the arrival of Frugal Baby #2. But, as 2017 winds down, it’s natural to think ahead to the new year. What is 2018 going to bring? What challenges …
Quite  a few of the searches that bring people to the Frugal Cottage are about food. Specifically, how to save money on food. And as food prices continue to rise, it’s going to become more and more of a problem.   So, I thought I’d do a round up of my favourite money saving tips …
As time keeps merrily marching forward, it’s time for us to look at what we’re going to do with our finances to prepare for our second child’s arrival. I have written about what we’re buying for Frugal Baby #2 but haven’t really touched on our finances.   Of course, having one child has a bit …
Dating can be an expensive affair, with meals out and drinks on the tab. Even when you’ve been married as long as Mr FC and I (5 years and counting 😉 ) it’s still nice to do things as a couple. But, when you’re on a money saving mission and on a budget, finding date …
I remember having my eyes tested when I was 16 and being told I would need glasses to read the board at school. I’ll admit, part of me was a tiny bit gutted. I didn’t want to wear glasses! But, once I had them, I could see that they were actually a big help when …
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I’m now 30 weeks pregnant! As the time is flying by, it means we need to get ready for our second child’s arrival. It might seem like ages away, but in reality it isn’t. Factoring in the holidays as well means that we need to get organised!   …
In the UK there are various savings accounts, and one of these is the Indivudal Savings Account, or ISA as they’re more commonly known.   ISAs are tax free savings accounts offered by most banks and building societies. You have a certain amount allowance each tax year that you can save into an ISA.  There …
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 …
Reduce Your Food Spend Course
I’m so excited! I have been wanting to publish an online course for a long time, but to be quite honest, have been bit hesitant about the whole process.   I wanted to make sure it was on a subject I could write about well, one that I use in our everyday life and one …
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