Happy Birthday to The Frugal Cottage! Today, my little corner of the internet turns 3. I started this blog on June 1st, 2014 and here we are three years later, still talking about money and early retirement ?

 

I am still constantly amazed that people want to read what I post here and are interested in our story about early retirement. There are so many personal finance blogs out there to read, yet you choose to come and read mine. Thank you so much! As I continue to write about personal finance and our journey, the more and more I truly believe that we are doing the right thing, and hopefully inspiring others along the way.

 

I am so grateful for all of you that take the time to comment on posts, to offer more advice and insight, and to cheer me along as well. Thank you also for those of you who tell me I’m being too critical or harsh on myself, as it is difficult to see how much you’ve achieved sometimes when you still have so far to go. I hope that I am continuing to show that anyone can do what we are trying to achieve. Anyone can save more, live the life you want on a budget, and enjoy living a more simple life.

 

One of the things that I am most proud of achieving in the second year of running this blog and then continuing it into year three is the fact that I am now definitely a dividend investor. I opened a stocks and shares ISA  with Hargreaves Lansdown and am now receiving regular dividend income which is creating another [still small] income stream which will continue to build. I continue to share my monthly updates on dividend income and every month it is one of my favourite posts to write!

 

So, the top 10 posts on The Frugal Cottage over the past year have been:

  1. Deprivation Is Not Part Of The Journey
  2. How To Start Meal Planning When You Don’t Know Where To Start
  3. Frugal Foods To Buy To Keep Your Grocery Costs Down
  4. Dividend Income
  5. 5 Easy Ways To Spend Less
  6. This One Simple Trick Will Save You Over £100 A Month!
  7. Why I’m Aiming To Save 50% Of Our Income
  8. How To Save £12,000 A Year
  9. How To Start A Capsule Wardrobe
  10. How To Have A No Spend Month

 

I want to thank everyone who has visited, left a comment, followed me on any social media platform, sent emails or general encouragement. I absolutely love blogging, and I am looking forward to seeing what the next year brings me and my family. I hope that I can share more knowledge so you can live the life you want to live, on a budget.

 

Here’s to Year 4!

 

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