Part 4; Bourgeoisie Creep

The big problem with accumulating more and more wealth is what I like to call Bourgeoisie Creep. Much like an ever present weed it must be hacked back down to its roots by the vigilance of Frugalitas.

It is so easy to get used to spending money.

toothJust remember given enough focus one can overcome even the most pervasive of conditioning. I strive inside of a system so I can turn my back on that very same system. FIRE is about the long game, not any get rich quick scheme.

I used to love to drive my P.O.S. 2000 Ford Focus to work everyday. Every time some lawyer made fun of me for it, I would smile because I did not care about things like that. Fast forward a couple of years and I sprung for not one, but two newish vehicles because we were sick of our old cars idiosyncrasies.(Our Car Stories)

It is like a race between discipline and delicious comfortable apathy.

I think that is why I made this blog. It is surely cathartic, but even if nobody else read it, I will. It will help me stay the path and the anonymity of it keeps me honest.

My master plan is to acquire enough passive income to stop working. I may go past that point in order to give my kids a leg up in life. After that is acquired, I’m gone. I am not the Drug Lord who can not quit while he is ahead, once I feel me and mine will be perpetually comfortable, then it’s;


5 thoughts on “Part 4; Bourgeoisie Creep

  1. Great story – you are very lucky (and worked hard!) to have turned lifes shit storm into a nice life for you and your family. In order to do that you had to be vulnerable to lower the wall you built through your childhood and allow change. So many people are unable to do that and yes, it is easier to blame others for the effects they have had on you. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your inlaws – what a terrible thing for you and your family to go through. Getting the kids education in their honor is a lovely way to further the reach of their lives. You and your wife are doing great things for your future generations!! 🙂

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  2. Thank you for sharing your personal journey of pain, loss, triumph, hope, and courage. It’s amazing to see the evolution of your PF journey coinciding with life experiences. I’m sorry for the loss of your in-laws, they sound like amazing people that I wish I could meet and be better for.

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