A story of the triumph of the human spirit, the book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living” is an appeal to living in simplicity.
The new blogger in the field of finance, Elizabeth Willard Thames, had veered away from a life of spending and having to worry about purchasing stuff that is not necessarily, well, necessary. The daily drudgery of urban life had stressed Liz and her husband Nate, compelling them to rethink their priorities and actual economic desires. The book traces their steps toward achieving a fruitful life for themselves through life away from the city and living beneath what one can afford.
Living the life that they preach, Liz and Nate now reside in a sixty-six-acre homestead in Vermont with their daughters. The book is praised for its biographical approach and positive tone that would have anyone vying for what the Thames have.
Not Who They Say They Are: Lies Woven by the Thames
But of course, reality checks should be kept in place. In the case of “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living,” the claims made by the authors are a departure from what careful research says.
A lot of the book’s readers are in the opinion, after finding out about husband and wife’s income and actual jobs, that the material is misleading and, to be brutally honest, dishonest. It turns out Liz and Nate are NOT retired. They make more than $200,000 annually. They are not the Middle-Class Americans that they claim to be.
The material had been outright disappointing and left its readers with a bad taste in their mouths.
The reviews are as follows:
With a Grain of Salt
The reviews quoted above are but the tip of the iceberg. While an examination of the book will render good points and advice that if you closely follow will result in right living, the matter stands that if the messengers prove untrustworthy, then the message becomes questionable.
As this is the case, we recommend that if you would want to pick up a copy of “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living,” you must take its contents with a grain of salt. After all, a reader is entitled to what he or she would take from the material consumed.