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Mrs. Maroon

March 26, 2015

Excel is My Friend – A Peek at My Spreadsheet

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Most PF bloggers junkies are self-proclaimed Excel nerds… J$ even coined an acronym for it – SFL (spreadsheets for life). We are no different. Being engineers, the adults in the Maroon household were Excel nerds before we ever even heard the term financial independence. Hell, as our first attempt to combine finances – before we […]

Mrs. Maroon

March 18, 2015

February 2015 Update

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 I know you

Hmmmm… So I got the January update out WAY before my new goal. Not so much for February. I even had a cute pun for yesterday, but here we sit on the 18th, and I’m finally getting around to it. Perhaps I’ve been putting it off because February was a rather spendy month 🙁   […]

Mr. Maroon,Mrs. Maroon

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 * […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 5, 2015

January 2015 Update

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I’m excited to be wrapping up the first month of the new year today. I’m even ahead of my self-proclaimed goal for sharing updates! The fun of working with my new spreadsheet for the year has led me to updating it almost as soon as a new expenditure hits. Let’s see how long this lasts… […]

Mrs. Maroon

February 2, 2015

Moneystepper 2015 Savings Challenge

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We are very happy to be participating in the Moneystepper’s 2015 Savings Challenge. I have been woefully lax in preparing for it, but seeing how the calendar has turned to Groundhog Day, I think it’s high time I get serious about it.   In short, the participants submitted financial goals to achieve for the year […]

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 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 […]