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    Mom of 2. Subpar homesteader in Vermont. Author of “Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living.”

    Elizabeth Willard Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog,

    At age 32 she reached financial independence and left a successful career in the city to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life on a 66-acre homestead in the woods of Vermont with her husband and their two young daughters.

    Thames is the author of “Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living” (HarperCollins; March 6, 2018). Prior to following her calling as a writer and homesteader, she worked for 10 years in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser and communications manager.

    Mrs Frugalwoods

    Thames received a BA from the University of Kansas and an MA from American University.

    You can follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

    I’m ruthless about how I use my time and money. They’re both limited resources and how I deploy them dictates the type of life I lead.

    Liz Thames

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