Hello Sunday! This week seems to have gone by more quickly than the last. In fact, I feel like I’m always trying to catch up at the moment. Chasing my own tail, so to speak. I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed as of late. I need to get back to writing lists and being more …
Budget Christmas
I know it’s only October but it’s time to start thinking about Christmas, if you haven’t already. Christmas is such a big holiday now. All of the shops have got their Christmas stock up and for sale, and lots of new things are being advertised.   So, now is a good a time as ever …
I have made no secret about my love for the colder months. But, my ultimate favourite thing about it is the fact I get to eat crumble! I think if I knew when my last meal on Earth was, I’d have crumble for pudding. I love it, especially with a lot of custard on the …
When you watch any cookery show, the chef involved seems to have a million and one different gadgets. All of these expensive things sat in their pristine kitchen. And yes, if you have lots of money to spare, there are very expensive things you can buy to use to cook with.   But, you don’t …
Most of the posts here at The Frugal Cottage are about money saving and budgeting. However, cash back sites are so easy to use that everyone should be using them. More and more people are spending money online. Purchasing big ticket items through various websites. Getting better deals online because they’re doing their own research. …
When I first started The Frugal Cottage, I chose the word “Frugal” on purpose. I wanted something that emphasised a mindset. Something that immediately gave some information about the site away. I like the word “Frugal”. I think it shows determination, grit and resourcefulness. Qualities that are important, especially when thinking about finances.   But, …
Earlier this year I wrote a post about saving money on exercise and how we were trying to keep fit whilst spending as little as possible. Things for us have change slightly since then; being pregnant means I don’t exercise anywhere near as much due to either lack of energy or concern of causing myself …
Happy Sunday! This week seems to have gone quite slowly, though I’m not entirely sure why. Frugal Baby has had a cold which has interrupted his sleeping a bit, but on the whole it is better. So yes, not sure why! I feel like the days have been a bit disjunct. However, another week has …
The last time I did a Life Update post was early August, so I thought it was about time I did another! In the last one, I talked about Frugal Baby turning 2 and finding out that Frugal Baby #2 is also a boy 🙂   I’m now 28 weeks pregnant, so time is flying …
Following on from yesterday’s post about continuing to learn, I thought I would share with you some personal finance books that are interesting to read.   I’m a big fan of reading. I always have been. Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed books. I am super fast at reading too. I remember once …
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