Just bought our dream homestead last Friday. We lived in a cheap little house on the edge of a bad neighborhood for 4 years, specifically picked for being cheap and easily converted into a rental, while working to get ourselves into a better situation. When I bought it, I got criticism for buying such a 'crappy little house', when I could just wait and buy a nicer one. "friends" and family did the 'my house is bigger/nicer/prettier than yours' passive-aggressive dance on facebook while I quietly sat back and made double payments on my debt.
After closing we were coerced (by those same people) into putting pictures of the new house up on facebook, and now those people are quiet, and the rest of my family all think I'm insanely rich or something because "how else can you afford THAT?!?"
I've tried to explain how I'm not a ****ing idiot with my money, and that's how we can afford it, but that does not compute. These are some of the same people that two years ago thought we were going bankrupt because we canceled cable tv and bought a Roku.
I'm not even a great mustachian, it's just that my wife and I both work, and we're focused on being better with our money. We rarely go out to eat, we don't pay for cable, and we don't have stupid-expensive hobbies or go to the bar every night. Oh, and now we have an income property to boot!