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Accountability Partners

November 30, 2014

Weekly Goals: November 30, 2014

Welcome to our new weekly series… Accountability Partners. As a start to the new week, each Sunday we will post a goal we feel will help the Maroons make consistent progress in our efforts to leave the rat race. We encourage you to do the same so that as a Financial Independence community, we can […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

 The smoker is going strong!

Over the past week or so, I’ve had the pleasure of reading multiple posts from others talking about what they are thankful for this year. Each one is beautiful and thoughtful. Considering I didn’t even know these people even existed last year, I find them all delightful to read. Until now I haven’t put my […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 25, 2014

In Pursuit of Perfection

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Nearly three years into parenthood I have discovered two truths related to children. Well there are actually a lot more. But my infinite wisdom runs out at two today… Kids grow out of clothes incredibly fast. When is the last time you scrapped your whole closet twice a year?? People love to give you things […]

Accountability Partners

November 23, 2014

Weekly Goals: November 23, 2014

Welcome to our new weekly series… Accountability Partners. As a start to the new week, each Sunday we will post a goal we feel will help the Maroons make consistent progress in our efforts to leave the rat race. We encourage you to do the same so that as a Financial Independence community, we can […]

Friday's Frugalities

November 21, 2014

FF #14 – Deadly Multi-Tasking

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Deadly to your budget that is…   It’s no surprise that even the most basic life tasks get exponentially more difficult with an infant (can’t believe she’s not really a newborn anymore!) in the house. I often dream about being the picture-perfect domestic goddess. The truth is that I am often always far from it. […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 12, 2014

October 2014 Update

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As I’ve already mentioned**, I had quite a bit of catching up to do to track our October expenses. I could say that it’s related to having a newborn and transitioning to keeping the VERY busy Mini Maroon 1 at home for the month too, but then again excuses are ugly. I just plain let […]

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November 11, 2014

Veteran’s Day

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Quick note to send a huge thank you to all of our nation’s veterans for the sacrifices they, and their families, make so that my family can enjoy our freedoms. Our nation pauses once a year to honor these folks, while they live it every day. I know my family doesn’t express our gratitude often […]

Accountability Partners

November 9, 2014

Goals: November 9, 2014

Welcome to our new weekly series… Accountability Partners. As a start to the new week, each Sunday we will post a goal we feel will help the Maroons make consistent progress in our efforts to leave the rat race. We encourage you to do the same so that as a Financial Independence community, we can […]

Mr. Maroon

November 8, 2014

Guest Post: 1500 Days

We are tickled pink, well maroon that is, to be featured in the weekly 10 Questions and a Pizza Place over at 1500 Days to Freedom today. Go check it out!!   And PS… while we love everything that is maroon, we ask that you not tune into CBS today at 2:30p. We fear that […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 6, 2014

Daytime Television

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With the arrival of Mini Maroon 2**, the content of my days has changed considerably. Whereas I had been spending the day behind a computer screen, I now find myself lounging in the recliner cuddling with this sweet baby girl for hours on end. Mr. Maroon would joke that I’m spoiling her and not promoting […]