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Old 09-03-2018, 10:13   #1
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Default How I retired at 32 thanks to frugal living

https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...rugal-spending

Large house in an idyllic rural environment, retired at just 32, by being thrifty, well done

The article omits this info though:

https://www.frugalwoods.com/2018/01/...-expenditures/

They aren't 'retired', they work and aren't 'frugal' either, they spend over $500 a month on groceries and $1,500 on their MORTGAGE $3,500 a month in all. Which they get from working, not from any pension, savings or other investments. Maybe to them, compared to their peer group, this classes as 'frugal'. But to most of the world, this is called reality, in fact most people haven't got $3,500 a month. In fact that's just what they spend. They save 70% of their income, they say. So their income is more like $100k.

Fake news...
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Old 09-03-2018, 10:23   #2
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It does just look like an average family monthly bill

Their home insurance is really high - Obviously it's for a whole 12 months but it's way more than UK prices.
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Further down in the comments it says he works full time as a software engineer and IT manager, on a large 6-figure salary.

Good for them... but why this bullshit about frugality and retiring... which they've written a book about
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Click bait for hipsters basically, though if you ignore the headline I can't really disagree with the content of the article. Frugality is a good thing though if everyone adopted it we'd crash the economy and possibly the civilisation.
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This is basically what happens when a narcissistic family become relatively IT literate. Instead of the old 'family newsletter' stuffed full of thrilling updates like what little Leo's reading level is now, or that Hank made a brick BBQ, just 'cos he can, it's in the form of a little family website/blog.

What makes it worse is that it's pretty unremarkable as you say, their bills are about average by the looks of things, and the standout difference between them and your typical sub-urban household appears to be that they have a septic tank and a log burner. Well, whoopee shit? Don't a lot of rural yanks do that? Oh, I almost forgot, their lamps are second hand, which make them environmentally friendly.
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Click bait for hipsters basically, though if you ignore the headline I can't really disagree with the content of the article. Frugality is a good thing though if everyone adopted it we'd crash the economy and possibly the civilisation.
Real frugality is Ted Kaczyknski style; this couple are actually living better than probably 90% of Americans, and 99% of the world.
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