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How is your 2018 looking so far? Hopefully you are on the way to reaching your financial goals, if you’ve set yourself some. If saving money or making some extra money is your goal this year, then it’s important that you’ve organised your PPI claims.   Maybe you’ve seen Arnold Schwarzenegger shouting at people to …
Just a quick post to say Happy Christmas to all of my lovely readers.   We’re spending today with Mr FC’s family and tomorrow with mine. A new experience as a family of four. An unexpected early Christmas present means two children instead of one! Frugal Toddler will be very excited, I’m sure.   Thank …
I wrote this about two weeks ago, but I thought I’d share it again due to it starting in November. The reverse advent food bank challenge is being run by the UK money bloggers, and it’s to help many food banks at a time at crisis. Please have a look at my previous post, and …
Budgeting for the current week, month or even year are all things we know will help us get our finances into shape. But while looking a year ahead is just about manageable, it’s much rarer – and often trickier – to look further into the future and pull together a budget that will see us …
If I’m completely honest, I am absolutely glad to see February leave. It has been a tough month at the Frugal Cottage household and I shall be glad to see the back of it. There are a few aspects of our day to day life that have had to change slightly. We need to get …
Although it is nearly the end of January already (how?!), planning your yearly finances is so important. Have you planned yours yet?   Saga recently got in touch about their #SagaPlanYourYear which is all about encoring people to plan their finances for the year ahead. I said I would love to be involved! For me, …
As the nights draw in and the days grow colder, it’s harder than ever to find things for the kids to do besides sticking the TV on or leaving them to level up on their games console. Instead, try out some of these cost effective activities that are not only great fun to do as …
I cannot believe that 2016 is almost over; it has been a year of incredible highs and lows. The Frugal Cottage has continued to grow and I am loving every moment of it. I am hoping that 2017 will be even better in terms of growing my own business, but for now, I am looking …
Just a quick post to wish each and every one of my lovely readers a Happy Christmas.   We’re spending the day with family, whilst making sure Frugal Baby doesn’t get too excited! I can’t wait to see his face when he gets his presents 🙂   Thank you for reading The Frugal Cottage this …
Ever since I went to the UK Money Bloggers awards in September, I have been working on something new. I have wanted to do this for a long time, but not had the confidence to do so. However, I feel that now is the time. It’s now or never, so to speak!   Introducing… Frugal Cottage …
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