Meet the Frugalwoods

Author: Elizabeth Willard Thames

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062668153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The deeply personal story of why award-winning personal finance blogger Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced extreme frugality in order to create a more meaningful, purpose-driven life and retire to a homestead in the woods at age thirty-two with her husband and daughter. In 2014, Elizabeth and Nate Thames were conventional 9-5 young urban professionals. But the couple had a dream to become 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 enacted a plan to save an enormous amount of money: well over seventy percent of their joint take home pay. Dubbing themselves the Frugalwoods, Elizabeth began documenting their unconventional frugality and the resulting wholesale lifestyle transformation on their eponymous blog. In less than three years, Elizabeth and Nate reached their goal. Today, they are financially independent and living out their dream on a sixty-six-acre homestead in the woods of rural Vermont with their young daughter. While frugality makes their lifestyle possible, it’s also what brings them peace and genuine happiness. They don’t stress out about impressing people with their material possessions, buying the latest gadgets, or keeping up with any Joneses. In the process, Elizabeth discovered the self-confidence and liberation that stems from disavowing our culture’s promise that we can buy our way to "the good life." Elizabeth unlocked the freedom of a life no longer beholden to the clarion call to consume ever-more products at ever-higher sums. Meet the Frugalwoods is the intriguing story of how Elizabeth and Nate realized that the mainstream path wasn’t for them, crafted a lifestyle of sustainable frugality, and reached financial independence at age thirty-two. 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 money and lead more meaningful, simplified lives. Following their advice, you too can live your best life.


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Summary of: Meet the Frugalwoods - Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Willard Thames. Conventional wisdom isn't wise to everyone. Most Americans live frenzied nine-to-five jobs, trying to make ends meet on ever-increasing lists of bills. Owning a home, a car, and saving for a rainy day seem like fantasies from past generations. Cubicle jobs are omnipresent, and shortcuts such as time-saving apps and productivity hacks somehow leave us busier than ever. A different path may seem impossible, but it's not. Elizabeth Willard Thames is proof that by living frugally, you can live a radically independent life. If you could cut out most of your meaningless spending in order to achieve financial independence, would you? Why read this summary: Save time Understand the key concepts Notice: This is a MEET THE FRUGALWOODS Book Summary. NOT THE ORIGINAL BOOK.

The Year of Less

Author: Cait Flanders

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953514

Category: Self-Help

Page: 216

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New in paperback: Millennial blogger recounts her yearlong shopping ban in a memoir that inspires readers to radically simplify their own lives and redefine what it means to have, and be, "enough." In her late twenties, Cait Flanders found herself stuck in the consumerism cycle that grips so many of us: earn more, buy more, want more, rinse, repeat. Even after she worked her way out of nearly $30,000 of consumer debt, her old habits took hold again. When she realized that nothing she was doing or buying was making her happy--only keeping her from meeting her goals--she decided to set herself a challenge: she would not shop for an entire year. Now available for the first time in paperback, The Year of Less documents Cait's life for twelve months during which she bought only consumables: groceries, toiletries, gas for her car. Along the way, she challenged herself to consume less of many other things besides shopping. She decluttered her apartment and got rid of 70 percent of her belongings; learned how to fix things rather than throw them away; researched the zero waste movement; and completed a television ban. At every stage, she learned that the less she consumed, the more fulfilled she felt. The challenge became a lifeline when, in the course of the year, Cait found herself in situations that turned her life upside down. In the face of hardship, she realized why she had always turned to shopping, alcohol, and food--and what it had cost her. Unable to reach for any of her usual vices, she changed habits she'd spent years perfecting and discovered what truly mattered to her. Blending Cait's compelling story with inspiring insight and practical guidance, The Year of Less will leave you questioning what you're holding on to in your own life--and, quite possibly, lead you to find your own path of less.

Lean Out

Author: Tara Henley

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0525610928

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Travel to the land of Couldn't Be More Timely."--Margaret Atwood on Lean Out, in the West End Phoenix "What begins as one woman's critique of our culture of overwork and productivity ultimately becomes an investigation into our most urgent problems: vast inequality, loneliness, economic precarity, and isolation from the natural world. Henley punctures the myths of the meritocracy in a way few writers have. This is an essential book for our time." --Mandy Len Catron, author of How to Fall in Love with Anyone A deeply personal and informed reflection on the modern world--and why so many feel disillusioned by it. In 2016, journalist Tara Henley was at the top of her game working in Canadian media. She had traveled the world, from Soweto to Bangkok and Borneo to Brooklyn, interviewing authors and community leaders, politicians and Hollywood celebrities. But when she started getting chest pains at her desk in the newsroom, none of that seemed to matter. The health crisis--not cardiac, it turned out, but anxiety--forced her to step off the media treadmill and examine her life and the stressful twenty-first century world around her. Henley was not alone; North America was facing an epidemic of lifestyle-related health problems. And yet, the culture was continually celebrating the elite few who thrived in the always-on work world, those who perpetually leaned in. Henley realized that if we wanted innovative solutions to the wave of burnout and stress-related illness, it was time to talk to those who had leaned out. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part investigation, Lean Out tracks Henley's journey from the heart of the connected city to the fringe communities that surround it. From early retirement enthusiasts in urban British Columbia to moneyless men in rural Ireland, Henley uncovers a parallel track in which everyday citizens are quietly dropping out of the mainstream and reclaiming their lives from overwork. Underlying these disparate movements is a rejection of consumerism, a growing appetite for social contribution, and a quest for meaningful connection in this era of extreme isolation and loneliness. As she connects the dots between anxiety and overwork, Henley confronts the biggest issues of our time.

Summary Of 07 Books

Author: Moreknowledge Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781687716965


Page: 144

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Summary Of 07 Books Must-Read Summary: Discover How To Improve Your Way Of Life 1. Summary "Goodbye Things" By Fumio Sasaki 2. Summary "Meet The Frugalwoods" By Elizabeth Willard Thames 3. Summary "Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping" By Judith Levine 4. Summary "The 25th Hour" By Guillaume Declair 5. Summary "The More Of Less" By Joshua Becker 6. Summary "What's Mine is Yours" By Rachel Botsman 7. Summary "Your Money Or Your Life" By Vicki Robin Disclaimer: This is a summary and not the original books.

The 30-Minute Money Plan for Moms

Author: Catey Hill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1478975660

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Financial expert Catey Hill shows moms how to spend less and save big in this savvy guide where each step is designed to take 30 minutes max. Let's face it, kids are expensive -- in 24 states, daycare actually costs more than in-state college tuition! And the older kids get, the more you will spend. Every mom could use more money. But who has hours to search for coupons just to save a few dollars? And sure, you know you should learn how to get the most of your 401k, but when will you possibly find the time? Luckily, financial expert Catey Hill has created smart, simple strategies to help you maximize your money in minimal time (yes, even your 401k). Drawing on extensive research and exclusive studies on the actual cost of raising a child at each age, she'll show you how to save in each area of your life, including practical tips on: Shopping second-hand vs. what to buy new and where Lowering your grocery bill (without coupons!) Building up a college fund Dealing with high interest credit card debt Saving on insurance Best of all, these tips are designed to be done in less than half an hour, and the few things that might take a little longer are broken down in 30-minute segments. Catey will even guide you through a one-time five-step process that will allow you to manage all your bills, keep an eye on the family budget, and build savings for that dream family vacation in just 30 minutes a week, so you can stress less and enjoy your life more!"A handy resource for any parent trying to figure out how to balance a family budget." -- Soledad O'Brien, anchor of Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien "An indispensable guide for parents who want to gain control of their finances." -- Elizabeth Willard Thames, author of Meet the Frugalwoods

Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

Author: Scott Rieckens

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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What if a happier life was only a few simple choices away? A successful entrepreneur living in Southern California, Scott Rieckens had built a “dream life”: a happy marriage, a two-year-old daughter, a membership to a boat club, and a BMW in the driveway. But underneath the surface, Scott was creatively stifled, depressed, and overworked trying to help pay for his family’s beach-town lifestyle. Then one day, Scott listened to a podcast interview that changed everything. Five months later, he had quit his job, convinced his family to leave their home, and cut their expenses in half. Follow Scott and his family as they devote everything to FIRE (financial independence retire early), a subculture obsessed with maximizing wealth and happiness. Filled with inspiring case studies and powerful advice, Playing with FIRE is one family’s journey to acquire the one thing that money can’t buy: a simpler — and happier — life. Based on the documentary

Forest Leaves

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