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Meet the Frugalwoods : achieving financial independence through simple living

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Hawley Public Library 332.024 THA (Text) 33500012694097 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062668134
  • ISBN: 0062668137
  • Physical Description: xv, 229 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: College grad seeks meaningful, gainful employment, fails -- My year of food stamps and billionaires -- The tumblers of adulthood -- A different kind of grindstone -- That one time we bought a house -- Our watershed coffee shop conversation: a dream is hatched -- Our first month of extreme frugality -- Less makeup, more confidence -- What is financial independence anyway? -- Turns out, frugality is about more than money. Much more. -- Fighting back against the baby-industrial complex -- That one time we bought a homestead -- Birth: something that never goes according to plan -- The busiest four months of our lives -- Our third way -- Smoothing out the happiness curve.
Summary, etc.: "In 2014, Liz Thames and her husband, Nate, were conventional young urban professionals working nine-to-five jobs. But the rat race had worn them down, and they dreamed of becoming modern-day homesteaders in rural Vermont. Determined to retire as early as possible in order to start living each day--as opposed to wishing time away working for the weekends--they enaceted a plan to save as much money as they could. In less than three years, Liz and Nate reached their goal. Today they are financially independent and living out their dream with their young daughters on a sixty-six acre homestead in the woods of Vermont. In this rural setting, they've discovered the deep joy of pursuing their passions, the fulfillment of a vibrant community, and a sense of peace they never expected. Their frugal methods, as described by Liz Thames in this book, aren't born of deprivation and hardship, but rather of a conscious decision to joyfully live below one's means. Thames believes frugality isn't about what you're giving up, but about what you stand to gain through the freedom of a financially secure lifestyle. Through embracing wholesale frugality, Thames discovered the self-confidence and liberation that stem from disavowing our culture's promise that we can buy our way to 'the good life.' She unlocked the freedom of a life no longer beholden to the clarion call to consume ever more. 'Meet the Frugalwoods' is the inspiring story of how Liz and Nate realized that the mainstream path wasn't for them, crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence. While not everyone wants to live in the woods or quit their jobs, many of us want to have more control over our time and our money, and to lead more meaningful, fulfilling lives. By following Thames' advice, you too can live your best life."--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 May #1
    The subtitle of Thames' first book nicely sums up the purpose of this guide: achieving financial independence through simple living. The author begins her story post-college, when she is living in Brooklyn and newly married. She and her husband then move to Washington, D.C., and then Boston looking for the perfect careers and the right environment to start a family. When in Boston, they decide to "stop striving and start living." With a baby on the way, they formulate a plan to save money to purchase a house in New England and live a life of sustainable frugality. Fast-forward to 2018 with one child, and expecting a second, and a home in Vermont where they live a minimalist lifestyle. Thames is a good storyteller, and the book will appeal to young people who are struggling with life decisions as well as those over 40 who have decided what they want out of life. Recommended for public libraries, especially those in the Northeast. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Thriftiness
Simplicity
Finance, Personal
Sustainable living
Quality of life
Contentment
Consumption (Economics) Psychological aspects
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Personal Finance Budgeting
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Personal Finance Retirement Planning
Consumption (Economics) Psychological aspects
Contentment
Finance, Personal
Quality of life
Simplicity
Sustainable living
Thriftiness
Thames, Elizabeth Willard
Thames, Elizabeth Willard Family
Genre: Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
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