So Money - Episode 688

Mrs. Frugalwoods

Author of "Meet The Frugalwoods"

Today, I’m excited to welcome back a former So Money guest, Liz Thames, also known as Mrs. Frugalwoods. I always love having former guests back on the show so we can catch up and share what they’ve been up to.

I introduced you to Mrs. Frugalwoods, the blogger behind, way back in episode 239 when she was pursuing retirement, hoping to achieve financial independence by 33 years-old. She did it! She’s 33 years-old now and has officially reached that goal. She and her husband, now parents to a 2-year-old with another baby on the way, have left their day jobs and have more or less “retired.” They’ve moved away from city life to a beautiful homestead in Vermont that’s nestled on 66 acres of woods.

She no longer anonymous. Liz is out and about, now that she’s achieved financial independence with her husband. In fact she’s written a tell-all called Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living, which is due out on March 6.

We discuss how she and her husband are sticking to their frugal ways as parents, the financial benefits of living in the woods and where she sees herself in her 50’s and 60’s. What has she got planned for the next 3 decades and will her savings last?

For more about Liz Thames aka Mrs. Frugalwoods, visit She is on Twitter @Frugalwoods.

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