Oddball Wealth… Oddball What?
I could start this about page out with something generic like this:
Hi, I’m Tyler!
Welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle blog! Since starting this blog at the end of 2014, I’ve paid off almost $20,000 worth of student loans and counting.
I created this blog “oddball wealth” to help and inspire others to take control of their own finances, get out of debt, and make more money so they can live a more fulfilling and happier life.
It’s not that this statement above isn’t true, in fact is very true. It’s not that it’s a bad introductory “about” statement either. It’s simply just plain old fashion boring and generic.
It’s the same intro every other personal finance blog has in their “about” section. In other words, it doesn’t justify the emotion that’s behind this blog and its deeper meaning.
The Creation of Oddball Wealth
When I started this blog back in December of 2014, I had a lot of things racing though my head. I was 25 years old and had just graduated college for the second time. I had no clear vision or direction for where my live was headed.
I had been a student my entire life up until this point. The first time I graduated college I felt the same way, so I ran back to what I always knew, school… Back to college to get another degree. I thought continued higher education might be the answer, but it wasn’t.
Flash forward back to December of 2014, once again a fresh college graduate with another degree and more student debt, but still just as confused about the direction I wanted to take in life.
I knew what I wanted, but wasn’t sure how to get it.
I wanted freedom. I wanted the freedom to live my life on my own terms. The freedom to set my own schedule. The freedom to do what I want when I wanted. The freedom to create my own life, without anyone or anything else dictating it.
To Begin, Start with the End in Mind
This blog was born with the end in mind. To help give you a picture of what I mean, consider the following:
When we set financial goals or investment goals, we make these goals with the end in mind, or an end result we want to achieve from our goals.
We construct a detailed approach and adopt or construct methods which we’ll implement into our plan to reach ours goals and acquire that end result. Which might be a certain amount of debt eliminated, a certain dollar figure saved, or a number of investments acquired to provide financial freedom and independence.
My reasons and goals for starting this blog are no different, I had the end in mind.
Even though the pressure from society, family, and conventional wisdom told me to go out and get a good secure job, buy a house, start a family, pay bills, and if you’re lucky retire when you’re between the age of 65-75. This thought and process depressed and immobilized me. I needed a plan and needed one fast.
Here’s how I developed this plan:
What I Want (Keeping the End in Mind):
- Complete Freedom. This meant living my life on my own terms. Having to ability to do what I want, when I wanted to do them. Not being dependent on anyone or anything, including a job or boss.
What I Need to do:
- Become Financially Independent.
How to Achieve this Goal:
- By helping others become financially independent and teaching them the building blocks and steps needed to acquire financial freedom.
How Can I Help and Teach Others?
- By creating a personal finance blog, which is dedicated to explaining personal finance principles like budgeting, credit, money management, investing, boosting income and ways to make extra money.
What Will this Personal Finance Blog Be Called?
- Oddball Wealth.
To Reach a Goal, Help Others Reach the Same Goal
In my mind, the most logical way to reach my own goals, both financial and life goals, is by helping other people reach their own similar goals.
One priceless piece of wisdom I picked up during my life was this: To get to where you want to go, start by taking others with you.
All this means is if you want something, you need to help others get the same thing. This is the reason I created this blog, Oddball Wealth.
I want complete freedom and control over my time and life. To do this requires financial freedom. To get financial independence and build wealth I need to help others do the same. The best way to help other people is through education, and the best way to reach the masses is through the internet, with a website or blog.
For those of you who don’t know who I am, my name is Tyler. I was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and yes, I’m a diehard Packers fan!
Interesting facts about me:
- I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Management and in Accounting.
- I was a certified and licensed Financial Advisor and use to work for a major financial institution.
- I’m a Green Bay Packers Shareholder.
- My family owns Green Bay Packers season tickets (In the photograph above, I’m sitting in the actual seats we own during a annual shareholders meeting.)
- I was an Elevator Pitch Competition Finalist back when I was in college.
- I was also in the top of my class while I was attending business school, and invited to an invitational only dinner with Jim Sinegal, the founder and previous CEO of Costco.
- I’m an investor and started building my first investment portfolio of stocks when I was 18-years-old.
- I’ve held a portfolio of bonds since the day I was born (thanks to my family and relatives.)
- I’ve been a coin collector and silver investor since I was 8-years-old.
If you want to know more about me, just ask! You can contact me via email or on the following social media platforms:
- Facebook (Be sure to like our Facebook Page!!)
Oddball Wealth’s Mission
Oddball Wealth is an educational finance website that teaches individuals how to be better investors and become financially wealthy and independent, by sharing strategies and methods that our visitors can apply in their lives to better financial situations and become financially free.
We would like to build an online presence that inspires and motivates people to take charge of the financial part of their lives, escape the rate race, and be able to spend more time doing what they really enjoy — whether that’s spending more time with the people you love or doing more of what you love.
We encourage our readers to provide feedback and to ask questions about any of our content. Our readers are very important to us, if there is anything you believe we could be doing better or additional content we should add to provide more value to you please contact us.