Unautomate Your Finances… SxSw Web Awards… & Plutus Awards… Oh My!

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I’m taking my own advice and purging my…  announcement clutter?

Alright, so I’ve had several cool things that have been happening lately that I wanted to share with you.  I’ve been waiting for the “perfect” time, which I’ve decided is, well… right now.

My First Premium Guide Launches THIS COMING TUESDAY!

That’s March 2nd, 2010 EDIT: LAUNCH IS NOW MARCH 9th!!!!!!!! here in the States.  The main eBook will be around 25,000 words (it’s growing even still) and will have several companion downloads (a couple budgets sheets and a interview with Leo Babauta from ZenHabits on his own story and advice for simple finances).

This has been an eye opening experience for me.  I’ve learned so much about myself and about launching a product.  I’m excited to impress you with my hard work!

Mark your calenders for THIS COMING TUESDAY.  :-)

Oh, and of course, the guide will have a full affiliate program.  If you have a network or audience that could benefit from the project, shoot me an e-mail (Baker @ ManVsDebt.com) and I’ll get you the details!

Man Vs. Debt a finalist for SxSw Web Awards!

Over a week ago, I found out the ManVsDebt.com was selected as one of only 5 finalist for a SxSw Web Award in the “Blog” category.

This is actually a really big honor for me.  SxSw is one of the premier web and technology conferences… anywhere (actually it’s a premier music and film conference, too).  The SxSw Web Awards are eligible for people who completely redesigned or relaunched their sites in 2009.

To be a finalist out of the plethora of amazing blogs started and relaunched in 2009 is really, really neat.

I get some free passes to the actual conference ($550 value) and to the awards ceremony.  I’ll be heading down there for 3 days here in the second week of March.  If you are going to be in the Austin area, let me know!  :-)

Oh and if I win… I have to actually give a speech!  Haha, that should be worth seeing.  :-)

Vote for your favorite Personal Finance Blogs and Products:

Flexo (one of my friends and well-respected pf bloggers) launched the “Plutus Awards” this year to highlight the best personal finance resources in a dizzying amount of categories.

There are products such as best checking account or best online bank and, of course, blogs… such as Best Debt Blog or Best Religious Blog, etc…

Man Vs Debt is nominated in several categories here:

  • Best New Personal Finance Blog (2009)
  • Best Debt Blog
  • Best International Personal Finance Blog
  • Best Written Personal Finance Blog
  • Best Non-Collaborative Personal Finance Blog
  • Blog of the Year

If you’re a PF fan, please go vote for your favorite products and blogs (Plutus Awards)!

Help the best in all of the categories gain some recognition.  You can only vote once.  :-)

Thanks for all the support these last few weeks.  I’m still working hardcore up until launch, but I can’t wait for Tuesday!

My next post will be a BIG one!



{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Benny the Irish polyglot February 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Ooh, I’ll have to pick your brain some day about launching a product. I am not even going to start producing it until March, so there is plenty of time still – Chris gave me some great advice, but you can bet I’ll want to have a nice wee Skype call with you after the dust has settle on this product launch!! That could be a while though; I can only imagine how many people are interested 😀
Good luck on all those awards and competitions – just gave you my votes 😉
Best of luck on Tuesday, I’m sure it will be an amazing day for you!!


Tyler Tervooren February 25, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Lookin’ forward to Tuesday. I’m squarely opposed to unautomating my finances, but you always impress me with your content, so I’m willing to listen!


Emily February 25, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Awesome! I’m looking forward to it :) And casting my votes as well…


Karol Gajda February 25, 2010 at 1:07 PM

That is so huge! Congrats man! Austin is such a great city (my favorite in the world). Rock!


Nick Rae February 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Congrats!!! Just Voted, keep up the good work.


Financial Samurai February 25, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Congrats man! Welcome back!


Bobbi February 25, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Congratulations, I have cast my votes. 😉 Looking forward to Tues also. Thanks for the blog!


Steph H. February 25, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Yup, I’ll be at SXSW and I live in the area. And, I’d love to meet you (and Courtney of she’s attending with you). It would quite cool to have a Man vs. Debt Meet-up! I know I can’t be the only one attending or interested in a meet-up, right Militia? 😉


Steph H. February 25, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Oh yah, and congrats! I got so excited at the possibility of meeting in person that I simply forgot to say that…doh!


Cap February 26, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Congrats to the SXSW web award nomination. Here’s fingers crossing. I’ll most likely be at SXSW too and if you want to say hi please do give me a ping. Am still trying to see who else in the PF blog community may be going. In either case, cheers!


Carmen February 26, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Wow Adam! Congratulations on the national attention! If you end up going to Austin, let me know – that’s my home town and although I won’t be there I’d be happy to give you tipss.


Brittney February 26, 2010 at 4:54 PM

I voted…good luck!


Robert February 26, 2010 at 6:10 PM

So, how would one automate finances? Like income autopilot, where money streams in from different sources?


Jeff Atkins February 27, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Mega Grats Baker… Glad to see you getting some recognition for all your efforts… Can’t wait to see your guide… good luck at SxSW and I registered my votes on Plutus…

Take Care,



Ken Siew February 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM

It’s my first time here and I think I’ll hang around for a bit. I voted, but for some of them I just voted for the one that I’ve actually heard of, which shows how important it is to get in front of people.


Wise Bread February 28, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Woohooo! Congratulations Adam! We’re all pulling for ya here at Wise Bread. =)

Linsey and I are hosting a SXSW session on the 13th on blogger credibility. You and your readers are welcome to join us!

RSVP Facebook:

RSVP Non-Facebook users:

Event info:

Either way, love to buy you a beer when we see each other in Austin.



Robert March 2, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Congrats Baker. Can’t wait to read the new book.


Steve March 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I live one city north of Austin. Let me know when you’ll be here. I’m sure you heard about the plane that flew into the IRS building. We had a day of snow last week. It was almost 75 degrees just two days before the snow.


Chase March 4, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Looking forward to this launch!
And congrats on the nods. I’ll be a-voting.
Wish I could make it to SXSW…next year.


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