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Mrs. Maroon

February 25, 2015

Don’t Treat Diet Like a Four-Letter Word – Same Goes for Budget

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 My goal for our regular diet

Well, I’ve already sunk myself. Diet is in fact a four-letter word. But just because English makes it one, doesn’t mean you need to treat it like one. And you certainly don’t need to treat your budget like one either.   We all have a diet. We all have a budget. No matter whether you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mrs. Maroon

September 6, 2014

The Value of Value

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately on the concept of value… After all, isn’t that what are seeking – to improve the value of our future life?!? But does it have to come at the expense of value to our current life?   Confession Time I had a bit of a breakdown a couple weeks […]

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 6, 2014

The Master Plan

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Spending Budget

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 […]