Category : Budget

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In the face of allegedly weak opposition, and with economic figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility looking rosier than expected, Chancellor Philip Hammond may have been bargaining for a relatively serene Spring Budget debut. But, while it is difficult to please everyone, the backlash and fallout from his Wednesday address at the despatch box …
Hello Spring! It certainly feels like it round here too; the nights are lighter, it seems warmer and the sun is shining more and more. I like the colours that begin to show in Spring. Everything seems a little brighter, somehow?   It seems like as good a time as any to have a look …
Exercise. The bane of my life! I am the first person to admit that I am not the biggest fan of exercise. I know it’s important. I know I should do it. But, just, not a fan. I have had gym memberships. A waste of money! I have tried various things and I just don’t …
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 keep hearing lately on the news about how the cost of everything is rising. Petrol, electricity, gas, clothes and pretty much everything you would buy.   Including food.   Big brand names are rising their prices quite quickly in the UK, and this is set to continue over the next few months, according to …
Quite a while ago, I got a cold call from someone selling solar panels. I told them that we weren’t interested at this time. I seem to get lots of calls from various people trying to sell stuff! And 99% of the time, it is for something we would never be interested in.   Last …
January is always a time where people think about their finances, and wanting to get the year off to a good start. January payday always seems such a long time away, after an earlier payday in December before Christmas! With all the expense of the holidays, January seems to be a time where lots of …
I wrote a post at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. One of them was to save £12,000 in a year. Ideally, we should be hitting £1,000 a month in savings consistently in order to achieve our long term aims. However, saying I’m going to save £12,000 a year is very …
As the big day begins to creep every closer, Christmas dinner must be on everyone’s minds. After all, it’s a very important part of the day! Whether you have chicken or turkey, pigs in blankets or Yorkshire puddings, the food is one of the best bits. But, if you have the whole family round for …
I love the fact that Christmas is on its way, and we are planning on putting our decorations up this weekend. I cannot wait to see Frugal Baby’s reaction to the tree; he was far too young last year to appreciate the fact that anything was going on, so it should be a lot different …
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