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.
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.
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