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March 4, 2015

Liebster!!

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Exciting things are happening here… The folks over at Slowly Sipping Coffee have nominated us for the Liebster Award! This is a way for all of small-time bloggers to share the love with each other. We appreciate it Mr. and Mrs. SSC! First, here are some random facts about the Maroon household: Mr. Maroon * […]

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: […]

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 […]

Mr. Maroon

December 9, 2014

Toddler Tuition

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With the arrival of Mini #2 in September, we have been preparing ourselves for the additional effort, stress, and expense of another bundle of joy. Without a doubt, the most daunting of these is the price of daycare. We’ve been paying approximately $1,000 a month for Mini #1, and mostly had little difficulty stomaching the […]

Mr. Maroon

December 3, 2014

Bah Humbug!

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‘Tis the Season Every year at Christmas, since the beginning of our togetherness, Mrs. Maroon and I fight.  It’s true.  Despite all of the jolly carols, warm emotions, happy childhood memories, and beautiful décor that surround us, we can’t seem to find happiness because the Christmas season has ALWAYS brought despair. Despair in the form […]

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 […]

Mr. Maroon

October 1, 2014

Unexpected Income

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What Should I Spend It On? A relative shared the following photo with me by text message last weekend. In order to make quick sense of it, since I only play the lottery when Santa leaves tickets in my stocking each Christmas, I responded by asking what exactly I should be looking for on this […]

Mr. Maroon

September 29, 2014

Why Do You Keep Buying Unnecessary Stuff

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Your New Daughter Needs Stuff…No, She Doesn’t For those keeping track, we’re settling in as a family of four. Mrs. Maroon has touched a little bit on new babies and all the “stuff” normal people accessorize them with. So, it’s no wonder that the last two weeks have been filled with packages on the doorstep […]

Mr. Maroon

September 11, 2014

I Work to Live…

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I don’t live to work. Anybody else ever said that? I reluctantly started my working life in October 1995, at the age of fifteen, as a sacker at a local grocery store. All in all, it wasn’t a bad job, except I remember that it consumed my personal life. Almost every evening after school and […]

Mr. Maroon

August 24, 2014

Everything Must Change

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Desperate Times… Our quest for financial independence began out of desperation. Man – if I had only known how those six little words would change my life. As I hit “I’m Feeling Lucky”, I really wasn’t. I was lying. I was feeling desperate. I was feeling bored. I was feeling anything but lucky. My job […]