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Archive for January, 2015

Mr. Maroon

January 28, 2015

Optimizing Debt Repayment and Retirement Contributions

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Our debt monster!

Mrs. Maroon and I are currently working to identify the optimal approach to our remaining debt repayment and endowment contributions, and we need your help! Our conversations debates have occurred daily since we received our recent breeze-fall. The only remaining debt in the Maroon household is our mortgage, of which the details are as follows:   Home Value: […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 23, 2015

A Breeze-Fall

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 Source:  http://www.rockinghamgroup.com/deductible.aspx

This week we closed a rather tumultuous chapter of our lives… we sold our semi-investment property.   Cutting To The Chase… A wire transfer for just over $8,000 hit our checking account to mark the end of that time. We had taken $7,500 to the closing table with us 35 months and 3 days earlier. We didn’t […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 19, 2015

Could I Pay for College With Diapers?

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 We might be prepared for the diaper-pocalypse!

As I changed not one, but two, diapers in the 4 o’clock hour this morning, my brain tailed off into crazy thoughts. Through the amazing, uber-convenient Amazon Mom, we get diapers and wipes delivered directly to our door each month, at a discount. I’ve comparison shopped for the same brands at other discount retailers… Sometimes […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 15, 2015

December 2014 Update

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 "Brewed with peaches and pecans" Need I say more??

I’m going to stop comparing myself to others… everyone else seems to get their month-end update shared by the 1st or 2nd each month. Not me! The last two months I’ve lamented not posting it until the 11th or 12th. And now I’ve even passed that day for the December update. Instead of beating myself […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 13, 2015

A Glimpse Into Retirement

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We are not opposed to child labor

We were given a glimpse into what our retirement lifestyle might look like last week. We started with a short week because of New Year’s. Then we had the threat of winter weather… To everyone north of here thinking “winter weather isn’t that big of a deal!”, all normal functions basically shut down with winter […]

Mr. Maroon

January 6, 2015

The Master Plan Revisited

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So, Mrs. Maroon has put me on the hook for a post to describe our amendments to The Master Plan. In summary, our goals were simple: Eliminate all debt Accumulate a balance of $1,500,000 in cash and investments Retire from corporate America The deadline was August 2030 – the end of my 50th trip around the sun […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 5, 2015

Look Back at 2014 and Ahead to 2015

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 Sunset on the beach...

I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the recaps and goals set by fellow PF bloggers. Each time I make mental notes of our past year and plans for the coming one. But those mental notes don’t mean a thing until I let them escape my brain – you can’t read my mind as much as Mr. Maroon […]