Elizabeth Willard Thames




Elizabeth Willard Thames is the personal finance blogger behind the award-winning Frugalwoods.com. At thirty-two she abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced extreme frugality to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life and retire to a sixty-six-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and young daughter. Started in April 2014, Frugalwoods is a respected voice in the personal finance, early retirement, and lifestyle blogging sector and empowers readers to take charge of their finances and create fulfilling lives. Thames holds BAs in political science and creative writing from the University of Kansas and an MA in public administration from American University. Prior to following her calling as a writer and
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“Joy is not a “done” to-do list; rather, it’s the ability to appreciate and savor the simplicity of each day’s routine. To not feel that you need a vacation from your life. To know that you’re living as close to your ideal as possible, every single day.”
Elizabeth Willard Thames, Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living

“But I'd missed the truism that every sale in the world won't save you as much money as simply not buying anything.”
Elizabeth Willard Thames, Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living

“Our consumer culture erects shrines to stuff and encourages us to measure our worth by what we can buy.”
Elizabeth Willard Thames, Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living

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