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About odysseustoday

25 year old man starting his financial journey.

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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2010 – Year in Review

To achieve a goal you must keep your eye on the prize. Financial goals are no different and require the same intensity, intention, and knowledge as personal goals. My wife and I have goals. We want to own a home, … Continue reading

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Financial Web Site Tip of the Month – Retailmenot.com

Since my wife and I have had our child in August she has stayed home 100%. We both felt the benefits of having a parent home for the child far outweighed the financial hardships of going to a single income … Continue reading

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Moving Expenses- Cost of moving 0.9 Miles

In mid-June my wife and I found out that our landlord had run into financial hardships and needed to move back into the house. We were not evicted nor given a 30 day notice, but rather had until the end … Continue reading

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Financial Web Site Tip of the Month – CowBoom.com

You might be asking yourself what a CowBoom is… and if you do know please leave me a comment because I have no idea. Maybe a play on the word “Kaboom”? The web site Cowboom is a clearing house for … Continue reading

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June Financial Report – Stash the Cash

June Financial Report – Stash the Cash The Table As you can see we had another very good month. Some quick highlights are as follows: Revenue vs Expenses In our Revenue we showed a nice pick up compared to prior … Continue reading

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May Financial Report – Cash is King

Alas, I have found some time to sit down and give an update on our Household’s finances through the month of May (Yes I do know it is four days till the end of June). I have previously made post … Continue reading

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BRB – Life Happens

To my readers, A lot has been happening in the last few weeks resulting in no post for some time. Do not worry for I have not lost interest. I am working on doing a review of our May finances … Continue reading

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Free Market Strikes Again – UPC Codes

The UPC code has been an ever present placeholder on the products I purchase. Until recently this has been nothing more than a small square with some black lines that stood for some sort of coding. As technology has increased … Continue reading

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