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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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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 🙁   […]

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 19, 2015

Could I Pay for College With Diapers?

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 We might be prepared for the diaper-pocalypse!

As I changed not one, but two, diapers in the 4 o’clock hour this morning, my brain tailed off into crazy thoughts. Through the amazing, uber-convenient Amazon Mom, we get diapers and wipes delivered directly to our door each month, at a discount. I’ve comparison shopped for the same brands at other discount retailers… Sometimes […]

Mrs. Maroon

January 5, 2015

Look Back at 2014 and Ahead to 2015

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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 11, 2014

November 2014 Update

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Here I sit on the 11th of the month AGAIN having not made an update for the last month. I did do a much better job of keeping up with the expense tracking this month – YAY! – so I don’t even have that excuse from last month… Anyway, here we go!   $5,992   Income: […]

Mrs. Maroon

November 12, 2014

October 2014 Update

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As I’ve already mentioned**, I had quite a bit of catching up to do to track our October expenses. I could say that it’s related to having a newborn and transitioning to keeping the VERY busy Mini Maroon 1 at home for the month too, but then again excuses are ugly. I just plain let […]

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 […]