I've been researching how to set up a VPN with a proxy as a learning exercise and also for the obvious benefit of increased "anonymity" and "protection" from prying eyes. I've found several tutorials on setting up a home VPN such as this one.
I understand that a remote VPN can obfuscate activity because its IP address is different than the client.
What I can't seem to find an explanation for is: How are the outgoing requests from a HOME VPN to an arbitrary destination on the web considered "secure" or "anonymous" if the requests are still coming from the IP address that can be tracked to my physical home address?
Doesn't that defeat the goal of "anonymity"? What am I missing?