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



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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