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Mrs. Maroon

August 5, 2015

Discombobulated

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I’m completely out of sorts… I’ve been in a funk for a while… I mean, look at the calendar, 107, one hundred and seven – I haven’t logged on to share anything in 107 days. And just like the last time we had a lapse in posts, I’m chock full of excuses. Oh my, and […]

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 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

February 17, 2015

Our Anti-Valentine’s Jubilee

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 All children LOVE stickers!

Mini Maroon #1 will be three years old next week — CRAZY!! Mr. Maroon’s family made the trek over from west Texas on Friday for an early birthday celebration. But before they arrived…   School Valentine’s Party Two weeks ago I was handed a list with all of the names of the kids in Mini […]

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 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 […]

Mrs. Maroon

December 20, 2014

Best Gift Ever

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 They are just sponges. Yes. But they are the BEST sponges ever created!

As I read Mrs. Frugalwoods discuss how she lovingly gifted a Soviet-era tank piston to Mr. Frugalwoods today (okay, it’s been nearly three weeks… but that’s what happens when you first read something while sitting in the dark rocking a baby in the wee hours of the morning – I’m just now getting my thoughts down on paper […]

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 […]