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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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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

December 17, 2014

Happy Debt-iversary

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One year ago today, at roughly the hour of this posting, we made a decision that would alter our entire future… No, we didn’t get married or have a baby. We’d already done both of those! What we did was completely commit ourselves to achieving financial independence. It all started with paying off Mr. Maroon’s […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Mr. Maroon

January 11, 2014

Equity as an Equalizer – Part 2

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If you’re following along at home, you’re probably wondering how in the hell we have $554,645 worth of Property Assets.  The answer, simply, is a mixture of good common sense, a little bit of education, and luck.  Oh, and a nice little thing called Equity!  Without that, our net worth drops to a very RED […]

Mr. Maroon

January 10, 2014

Equity as an Equalizer – Part 1

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(NERD ALERT! – My apologies in advance.  I went full nerd a couple of times in this article.  It happens from time to time.  Just bear with me.) Cash is King C A S H.  Funny how our whole existence in today’s modern world seems to revolve around that little four letter word.  Those who […]

Mr. Maroon

January 6, 2014

The Master Plan

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All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy Mrs. Maroon and I have been generally unsatisfied with our society-defined adult lives.  Earn money, spend money, repeat.  Perpetually.  My master plan for change evolved from a constant yearning to escape that society-defined life for one I had more control of, one I knew deep […]

Mr. Maroon

January 2, 2014

Howdy and Welcome to Mixing Maroons!

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“Money Can’t Buy Happiness” As second generation graduates of the little cow college on the Brazos in College Station, Texas, there is no shortage of maroon in our house. In fact, lately there seems to be little shortage of anything. That is, except the most sought prize of all – happiness! You see, we are […]