Personally, I think it’s hard to find effective financial tools and calculators. On a random day when I find myself wanting to calculate something and I have to search so many websites to find the right tool. One day I decided to just sit down and create a long list of personal finance tools and… Read More »Top 40 Personal Finance Tools and Calculators
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Welcome! This is where you will find everything about the Odd Cents blog that you ever wanted to know. Odd Cents is a homegrown Barbados-based personal finance blog, that also dabbles in the associated themes of finance, business and entrepreneurship, consumer affairs and trade.
How Can I Help you With Your Personal Finances?
If you need good, free, unbiased financial advice in your life, then you’ve come to the right place. Odd Cents has accepted the challenge to provide compelling, actionable and relevant advice by providing business, finance and personal finance oriented content and products and services that will set you on the right track.
This blog will help you to:
- Understand your money
- Understand what impacts your money
- Make sensible decisions about your money
What Makes this Website Different?
Although there are thousands of personal finance blogs and websites, Odd Cents is just different. We try to keep our information around the main topics of spending and saving, which pretty much encompasses everything in the finance world.
How Did Odd Cents Get Started?
Back in 2011, I came up with the idea for a personal finance blog. I had never heard of any independent personal finance blogs in the Caribbean, and the timing was absolutely perfect. Back then, the financial world was in absolute turmoil and people were suffering from lost jobs, failed investments and downgraded asset values. I launched Odd Cents in an effort to help at least once person who needed free advice to get their life together.
Where Did The idea to Blog Come From?
I am a writer and I love to write. And because of my love for writing, I can write anything about anything. I was also (still am) knowledgeable about personal finance and had a story to tell about my path to financial fitness. Blogging was a natural fit and I’ve been writing since then. Because of my experience with Odd Cents, I also write about Caribbean travel; climate change and disaster management; online education and Caribbean architecture.
Where do I Find my Creative Inspiration?
People. There is this beautiful website that just focuses on people. It looks at their perspectives on the good and bad events, the sad and happy moments and the big and small moments in their lives. I write for people, so I write about people.
What is my Background?
I completed an undergraduate degree in Economics and Management, a graduate degree in Business Administration, a diploma in Accounting and Business and the Project Management Professional certification. I also have a crush on architecture, building restorations and interior design.
Do you want to have a conversation about dollars and cents? Send me an email at oddcents [at] gmail.com or fill out the form on the Contact page. If you just want to see what’s going on, subscribe to Odd Cents now. It’s absolutely free.
Hi readers. Here is a quick Odd Cents update. I’d like to apologize for the unavailability of Odd Cents for the past week or so. The site crashed through no fault of mine and I subsequently had to rebuild it. I lost everything. There are a few articles that were saved and I will post… Read More »Odd Cents Update
I’m a huge Olympics fan and I can say that my spare time has been spent watching the various sports. I’ve been watching bits of pieces here and there and trying to enjoy it as much as I can. The Caribbean has been receiving some crappy coverage, but I’m trying make the most of it.… Read More »Weekly Report – 5 August 2012
If you ever have a long list of things to and you feel overwhelmed by them, I have the perfect solution. Write them down in order of importance and tackle the things at the top first. The items at the bottom of the list should be those things that you won’t mind too much if… Read More »Weekly Report Housekeeping – 29 July 2012
I’m still trying to get back to normal after that rough MBA assignment. Instead of jumping into new projects like I had planned, I spent a lot of time resting and just doing nothing. But, I made some decisions about my blogs and unfortunately I closed the Barbados Travel Blog. I’m not sure if I… Read More »Weekly Report – 21 July 2012
Happy Father’s Day!!!! Big up to ALL fathers. Keep up the good work. Being a father is not always easy. But as long as you play your part and give your child/ children the best of you, you’ve won the battle. Have a great day! Basket of Goods Update Back in January I started a… Read More »Weekly Report – 17 June 2012
It was a quiet week filled with studying and more studying. But I did get a chance to read at least half of the blogs on my weekly reading list. Here are the posts that caught my eye during the week of the 20 May 2012. How a Little Preparation and One Question Saved me… Read More »Weekly Report – 20 May 2012
Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and those who play the role of mother to their children and other’s people children. Thank you for being the investor and providing the financial support to buy food, clothing and shelter for that child. Thank you for being the accountant who made sure that that child received what… Read More »Weekly Report – 13 May 2012
I have a confession. Remember in a previous Weekly Report I made a list of all of the things that I wanted to do. Well, the confession is that I failed miserably. I did not do what I wanted to in the way that I wanted to do it. Let me explain by breaking down… Read More »Weekly Report – 29 April 2012