Elizabeth Willard Thames, better known as Mrs. Frugalwoods, is the creator of the award-winning personal finance blog, Frugalwoods.com. 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. Thames received a BA from the University of Kansas and an MA from American University. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.