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Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:20:57 AM »
After the Forbes article, boston.com did a segment on the couple:

http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/2015/08/11/meet-the-frugalwoods-the-cambridge-couple-planning-retire/tZKmjQqkE9fuVBIOcvoHhI/story.html?p1=feature_pri_hp

Be forewarned, unlike the Forbes article, the comments section is rife with complainypants!
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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2015, 10:34:27 AM »
Saw this earlier today linked from their blog. :)

Yeah...comments are usually horrible on theses types of features, but many these comments were particularly cringe-worthy:

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They apparently don't spend money on razors either (from the photo). I'd hate to see her legs.

That's what you take from the article? Wow, okay.


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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2015, 10:58:01 AM »
Interesting negative comments.
You work as software engineers for 10years, earning 6 figures and putting away 75% of that and retire.
And instead of complaining that you are a millionaire 1%-er living off the working man - the comments complain that they, the taxpayer, will be picking up the tab for your freeloader lifestyle.


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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2015, 11:20:57 AM »
Yep, I already posted on it in the other thread :)

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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2015, 11:36:30 AM »
I'm liking this positive media trend, where the articles lay out the analysis and don't give a bunch of caveats that don't apply.

I was a little shocked to find out that the Frugalwoods are unhygienic trust-fund baby Millennials with rose-colored glasses who will last two years tops in their hippy back-to-the land non-retirement that doesn't even include ballet tickets or Red Sox games and who secretly plan to make all their money blogging full-time. You learn something every day.

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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 12:26:26 PM »
Ha.  So true V237!

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Re: Boston.com article on FrugalWoods family
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2015, 01:50:54 PM »
haha. I was also shocked that children are a luxury for the middle class.  Or that putting used baby clothes on your child is "gross" even if they have been washed. 
Guess my family didn't get the memo.  I know both my sister-in-laws are happy to get used clothes for their kids.  And both of their families are living quite comfortably.
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