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Sustainable Minimalists: Finite Resources

Aussie Firebug: FIRE with Liz Frugalwoods



Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR): Financial Fitness: How to cut costs and save


Bigger Pockets: When to Buy New vs. Used and is That Car Repair Worth the Cash?

Real Wealth Media: Find Your Baseline


Frugalmatic: Interview with Elizabeth Thames, of Frugalwoods



The New Yorker: The Great Cubicle Escape: What happens when daydreams about moving to the country suddenly become possible? By Cal Newport

Acreage Life Magazine, May 2021 print issue, “Goin’ Up The Country”

Real Simple Magazine, January 2021 print issue, “It Feels Good to be Frugal”


Minimalist Moms Podcast: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living with Liz Frugalwoods

Optimal Living Daily: Frugality Is A Compounding Game by Liz of Frugalwoods on Ways of Banishing Repeated Expenses



Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR): Achieving A Frugal, And Creative, Holiday Season

Wisconsin Public Radio (NPR): How To Live Frugally During A Recession


Hiking Thru Life: Liz Thames of Frugalwoods

The Mental Health and Wealth Show: On Postpartum Depression and Frugality: An Interview with Mrs. Frugalwoods

Wildly Wealthy Life Podcast: The Power of Frugal Living with Liz Thames

The Earn and Invest Podcast: How Postpartum Depression Taught Her About Vulnerability

Smart Money Mamas Podcast: How to Decide What Financial Independence Looks Like for You



The Boston Globe: Meet the extreme savers, on a mission to retire early

MarketWatch: Millennials are now haggling in job interviews, hotels and airports

MarketWatch: How to raise frugal kids as you save for early retirement


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Sage Parenting Podcast: Intentional Spending with Elizabeth Willard Thames

Ultimate Health Podcast:Elizabeth Willard Thames aka Mrs. Frugalwoods – Financial Independence Through Simple Living

How To Money Podcast: Extreme Frugality in a Culture of Excess with Liz Thames

What’s Up Next Podcast: Should You Pursue Fat FIRE?

Beautifully Equipped Podcast: Step Off The Consumer Carousel with Elizabeth Willard Thames

Frugal Friends Podcast: Frugal Pregnancy & Parenting with THE Mrs. Frugalwoods | Saving Money on Baby The Smart Way

Millionaires Unveiled Podcast: Guest Interview with Mrs. Frugalwoods

Motherhood Unstressed Podcast: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living with Meet The Frugalwoods Author + Blogger Elizabeth Willard Thames

House Of FI Podcast: Finding a Balance Between Frugality and Happiness with Liz from the Frugalwoods



Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living (HarperCollins; March 6, 2018)


NPR’s On Point: Extreme Frugality In The ‘Frugalwoods’

NPR’s Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show: Gift-Giving That Won’t Break The Bank: A Guide

Television and Video:

PBS NewsHour: What a well-off couple learned from cutting consumer habits

Cheddar TV: Meet the “Frugalwoods”: A Story Of Achieving Financial Independence

GoBankingRates: How One Couple Ditched the Daily Grind to Live Their Dream Life

The List TV: 3 Ways to Save Money & Live a Luxuriously Frugal Life


The New York Times: Retire Sooner and Travel More, for Less

The New York Times: Writing About Leaving City for Simpler Life? Join the Club

The New York Times: How to Retire in Your 30s With $1 Million in the Bank

Forbes: Yes, LGBT People Can Overcome Heterosexual Privilege

Parents Magazine June 2018 print issue

The Guardian: Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Business Insider: A 34-year-old woman says spending 20% of her income has changed her life for the better — here’s how she drastically cut costs


You Need A Budget Podcast: How to Retire and Move to the Woods Full-time

Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money Podcast: Mrs. Frugalwoods, author of “Meet The Frugalwoods”

Debt Free Guys’ Queer Money Podcast: Heterosexual Privilege and Money with Mrs. Frugalwoods

Emma Johnson’s Like A Mother Podcast: Minimalist Living for Real Moms (with Liz Frugalwoods)

FIRE Drill Podcast: Mrs. Frugalwoods on DIY, buying a rural property, the myth of used things, and simple living

MadFientist Podcast: Elizabeth Willard Thames–Meet The Frugalwoods

ChooseFI Podcast: Meet The Frugalwoods: Achieving FI Through Simple Living

Stacking Benjamins Podcast:  Rethinking Consumerism (with Elizabeth Willard Thames, AKA Mrs. Frugalwoods)

BiggerPockets Money Podcast: Designing a Frugal But Luxurious FI Life by Age 32 with Liz Thames

Journey To Launch Podcast: The Power of Frugality & Simple Living To Reach Financial Independence w/Mrs. Frugalwoods

The Happy Lawyer Project Podcast: On Creating an Inspirational Vision for Your Life with Elizabeth Willard Thames (aka. Mrs. Frugalwoods)

Mo’ Money Podcast: Living Your Best Life Through Sustainable Frugality with Elizabeth Willard Thames

Couple Money Podcast: How to Retire Early Together

Martinis And Your Money Podcast: Achieving Financial Independence with Liz Thames

Next Gen Personal Finance Podcast: Tim Talks To Liz Thames, Author of ‘Meet the Frugalwoods’

Paula Pant’s Afford Anything Podcast: How I Retired at Age 32 – with Liz Thames from Frugalwoods

REI’s Wild Ideas Worth Living Podcast: Liz Frugalwoods

Real Wealth Podcast: Elizabeth Willard Thames, Author of Meet the Frugalwoods

Financial Grownup with Bobbi Rebell Podcast: Elizabeth Thames, “Mrs. Frugalwoods”



Best Frugality Blog Of The Year, 2017


Glamour Magazine, October 2017 print issue

Publishers Weekly: The Zen of Frugality: PW Talks with Elizabeth Willard Thames

NBC News: How Taking a ‘Frugal Month’ Can Help You Save Big This Holiday Season

GOBankingRates: Stop Buying These 17 Things and Make Them Yourself

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Got money problems? The frugal movement might be for you

CNBC: 5 things I learned from going 3 years without shopping

Lifehacker: The Basics of FIRE (Financial Independence and Early Retirement)

The London Times: The bloggers who told us not to spend (and made money from it)

US News & World Report: 5 Strategies for Sticking With Your Financial Resolutions

Market Watch: The best piece of money advice you’ve never heard

Clark Howard: Why you should consider making January a ‘no buy’ month

The Billfold: Austerity Month: How little can I spend in January? Let’s find out!

Money-ish: How this mom raises her child on just $75 per month

Rockstar Finance: Best Financial Blogs


Wall Street Journal MarketWatch Money, Markets & More: How to Raise Your Child on $75 Dollars a Month

The Fairer Cents: De-weaponizing Privilege

Choose FI Experiments In Financial Independence: Epic Frugality with the Frugalwoods

Two Frugal Dudes: Taking The Frugal Leap With The Frugalwoods


Television and Video:

ABC News WCVB 5 Boston: Extreme frugality helps couple retire in their 30s


CNBC: Don’t let the cold stop you: How to get the right gear and get going

The Guardian: Living on a budget? How trendy! Frugal bloggers live on the cheap, by choice The ‘Frugalwoods’ couple had a baby, and still plan to retire by 33

Business Insider: 13 strategies to save a fortune, from real people who retired before 40

Investment Zen: This Couple Shows You How Extreme Frugality Allowed Them To Become Financially Independent

Invibed: Outside the Box: Extreme Frugality with The Frugalwoods

Radio and Podcasts:

XRAY FM: Mrs. Frugalwoods–Financial Blogger live on XRAY in the Morning 

The Couple Money Podcast: Early Retirement in Your 30s with Frugalwoods

Mo’ Money Podcast: This Is What Extreme Frugality Looks Like With Mrs. Frugalwoods


Best Frugality Blog Of The Year, 2016


Television and Video:

The Today Show: See how this couple plans to retire in their 30s The Super-Frugal Alternative to the $100 Haircut One Couple’s Plan for Retiring by Age 33 How to Cut Your Spending So You Can Retire Early


Forbes: How A Couple Of ‘Frugal Weirdos’ Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

Business Insider: A couple planning to retire at age 33 explain how much money they have to save Meet the ‘Frugalwoods’: The Cambridge couple planning to retire by 33

U.S. News & World Report: How To Live On $13,000 A Year

Yahoo! Finance: A couple planning to retire at age 33 explain how much money they have to save

U.S. News & World Report: The Best Frugal Household Hacks

The Billfold: How Mrs. Frugalwoods Does Pregnancy, Pet Care, & Other Could-Be-Costly Things

Time: How This Couple Is Able to Retire at Age 33

6th Annual Plutus Awards Finalist: “Blog Of The Year” and “Best Frugality-Focused Personal Finance Blog”

Lifehacker: Keep Weekday Meals Simple to Encourage Cooking at Home

Forbes Czech Republic: Pár „skromných bláznů“ šetří, aby mohl odejít do důchodu v 33 letech

Le Figaro Madame: Cadres, ils se privent à l’extrême pour partir à la retraite à 33 ans

Forbes Mexico: Éste es el plan de la pareja que planea jubilarse a los 33

Planet.Fr: Partir en retraite à 33 ans : le pari osé d’un jeune couple

Lifehacker: Practice Frugality to Boost Creativity, Not Just to Save Money

Terrafemina: Comment partir en retraite à 33 ans ? Ce couple a trouvé la solution

PlayGroundNoticias: Esta pareja ha diseñado el plan perfecto para jubilarse a los 33

MDZ Online: El plan perfecto para jubilarse a los 33 años

Lifehacker: Improve Your Budget Instantly by Accepting Imperfection How to retire in your 30s: save most of your money and rethink your core values

Globe and Mail: Carrick On Money

How Money Walks: On a Quest for Financial Independence: One Couple’s Plan to Retire by Age 33

Lifehacker: Try a Lifestyle Change for a Month to Determine If It Works For You

Cute Overload: Can’t Keep This ‘Til Nosevember 11 Habits Of The Most Frugal People I Know

Rockstar Finance


Farnoosh Torabi’s So Money Podcast: Mrs. Frugalwoods

The Mad Fientist Podcast: Frugalwoods – Making Frugality Fun

Girl Gone Frugal Podcast: Interview with Mrs. Frugalwoods

Martinis And Your Money Podcast: Frugal and Fabulous–An Interview With The Frugalwoods

Martinis And Your Money Podcast: Monthly Happy Hour


Clark Howard: How Frugal Folks Can Save Even More

FrugalRules: Should You Go To The Best College Regardless Of Cost?

Lifehacker: Nothing Will Save as Much Money As Simply Not Buying Anything

5th Annual Plutus Awards Finalist: “Most Humorous Personal Finance Blog”

1500 Days To Freedom: 10 Questions and a Pizza Place with The Frugalwoods! (and Frugal Hound)

Even Steven Money: Interview of Sorts: FrugalWoods more like FrugalWeirdos

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