It’s alive…  it’s a-liiiiiive!

I warned you yesterday it was coming and as it turns out I wasn’t bluffing!  Unautomate Your Finances is 100% live and downloadable…  right now!

And you know what?  I’m proud.  I’m really proud of it. I’m glad I took the time and the space to do it right.  I’m glad I didn’t half-ass it when I had the chance.  I’m glad I didn’t rush to launch it last week.

It’s here… and I’m pumped.

To be honest, focusing all my energy and passion into compiling this guide has been emotionally draining.  It was a big, big project I bit off (25,000 words is at least half of a substantial print book).  But it was a important process for me to go through.

In the end, looking back through our experience over the last 2 years and my experience sharing it will you over the past year was… enlightening.  And the end result… the product that sits ready for you today… well, I’m just excited now.

Seeing the end result has re-energized my passion for personal finance.  It’s reinvigorated my commitment to not only create an empowering financial life for Courtney and me, but to share this journey with as many people as will listen.

Some of you that have been around a while on this site have wondered when I was going to be back to “full steam”.  Well, I can assure you…  this guide is me kicking back down the door and announcing I’m here to stay!

And one last thing.  I can’t promise you that every premium product I release is going to impress you.  I can’t sit here and predict that I’ll hit a home run every time.  That would just be silly.  But I can tell you this…

Unautomate Your Finances will impress you. I’m positive of that.  I poured everything I could into it.  I packed it with every ounce of inspiration, psychology, and tangible tip I had.  And, most importantly, I kept it all very affordable (priced way less than almost everyone I respect in the online world suggested…).

Look, I’m not great at the “selling” part of this equation.  But I am good at one thing:  being transparent and being passionate.  So how’s this:

If you are on the fence… give me a shot.  Give the guide a test run. I set out to really blow some minds with this first one.  I’m trying to convert raving fans.

If for any reason you aren’t impressed, send me a one sentence e-mail asking for a refund.  I’ll grant it instantly, in full.  You don’t have just 30, 60, or even 365 days… this is available as long as I’m alive. I call it the “As long as I have a pulse” guarantee.  :-)

Head on over and get a copy of the guide!

Some site changes:

Fans of the site will notice some changes to support the new guide.  I’ve added a small badge over into the sidebar and a banner on single post pages.

I’ve also added the MvD Store to the Navigation Bar.  Right now, it just directs to Unautomate Your Finances, but as I expand my products I’ll start to fill out a more diverse store front for you.  :-)

Ways you can help the guide:

I’m insanely fortunate to have such a passionate following.  Many of you really, really believe in what our community has become here and I appreciate all your support.  If you’d like to help get the guide out in the hands of more people, here are a couple shortcuts to help:

Note:  These links all help the actual landing page, not this particular post!  :-)  Thanks so much!


If you are a blogger, community organizer, or business owner and have an audience or customer base that could benefit from this content, there’s a 100% free affiliate program for genuine people who want to share!  E-mail me for details:  Baker @

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Sherri Kruger March 9, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Yay Adam! Congratulations. Impressive it is. I hope everyone runs out (well clicks anyway) to get a copy :)
I wish you much success!
All the best,


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Thanks, Sherri! I’m excited!


Craig/FFB March 9, 2010 at 9:02 AM

What I’ve read so far has been really great! I love hearing your story and how we can apply it to our lives. Can’t wait to finish it.


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Go finish it! 😉 Seriously, though, I really would love to hear more feedback when you are done! :-)


Mike Hedge March 9, 2010 at 9:53 AM

way neat Adam!!! congrats!


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Thanks, Mike!


Marko March 9, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Hi Adam,

I didn’t have a chance yet to really dig into all the material that’s included. I just did a quick scan – but it’s easy to see that you aren’t kidding when you say you put all your energy and passion into it.

Also, a huge “Thank You” for making “Unautomate Your Finances” so ridiculously affordable. I’m sure you would have been able to sell a ton of copies at a much higher price.

Congrats on the launch – I’m off to start reading.


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Haha, thanks Marko. This is unintentionally a great “testimonial”! I’m very excited that you see the amount of work that went in and find it valuable!

Makes my day!


Financial Samurai March 9, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Great looking landing page Baker! And, you’ve got hair now! :)

Fantastic accomplishment. Whoo hoo!

Best, Sam


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Thanks for all the support Sam!


Baker March 9, 2010 at 10:29 AM

Oh and I buzzed it off right after that video! 😉


Financial Samurai March 9, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Ha! Nice dude. It’s important to show unity given Leo is quite buzzed too!


Evan March 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Congrats Adam,

This is a huge step in your journey!


Baker March 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Your right Evan, thanks for the support!


David Damron March 9, 2010 at 11:19 AM

Congrats on the launch man….I know it has all been worth it and, today, you will see the return.

Well wishes and remember to enjoy this…you earned it.

LifeExcursion & The Minimalist Path


Baker March 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Thanks for the awesome video review David! You’ve been a big supporter and I appreciate it!


Lynnetta March 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Congratulations! I just downloaded my copy and I’m looking forward to reading it after work.

PS – I got my book “The Other 8 Hours” last week in the mail. Thanks for the give-a-way!


Baker March 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

Awesome, glad you got the book from the giveaway and really appreciate you downloading mine. Let me know how you like both! :-)


Tyler Tervooren March 9, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Congrats on the big launch Baker! Looks like it’s shaping up nicely.


Kelly March 9, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Congrats! I am writing up a post pimping it for you as we speak. I loved what I read so far! Good luck on the launch!


Srinivas Rao March 9, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Congrats on the launch. I gave it a first read through and a more thorough one along with a review is on my list of to-dos today :)


Glen Allsopp March 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Congrats dude.

I’ve flicked through (not had a chance to sit down yet) but what I’ve read looks great. I know you would only put out the best stuff.

Enjoy the day, and try not to check your stats too much! 😉

– Glen


Wojciech Kulicki March 9, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Congratulations on the launch! And I will gladly repeat what I told you publicly:

“”This is a stimulating journey deep into the psychology of money management, with more practical advice fit into eighty-some pages than most bloggers could write in a lifetime!”

I mean it. :)


Baker March 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Thanks Wojo!


Sid Savara March 9, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Congrats (again, heh) Baker

And dude, your graphics are beautiful. The guide, as well as the graphics here and on the landing page. Wonderfully done.


Baker March 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Appreciate it Sid!… but I do have to give credit to Dustin Koester at Ivylime Designs. He did an amazing job at putting what I had in my brain into the files!


Shane Mac March 9, 2010 at 2:54 PM

And Purchased. Met you last week and already I am like why the hell didn’t I know about this guy? Love the internet.

Thanks man.


Brad Chaffee (Enemy of Debt) March 9, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Baker, EXCELLENT job man! I can tell just from your launch that you have worked endlessly on this project. great job sir, and I cannot wait to read your e-book! I am buying it now, I just wanted to stop in an congratulate you for this accomplishment. I know just how important it was for you.

I would wish you much luck but a guy like you isn’t successful because of luck. You are successful because you have great ideas and the desire to have more for yourself and your family.


Meg March 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Go Baker go!! 😀 This thing seems all over already, haha… You should be way prouder than you probably already are. 😛

That and I’m trying to learn what I can from how you’ve done it, hope you don’t mind. 😉


virginia @ where you hang your hat March 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Hi Adam,
Would you consider posting a Table of Contents or excerpt for those of us new to your site? I’m used to Amazon’s “search this book” feature and getting a good feel for what I’m buying before I make the purchase. I see that you probably have an introductory video, but I can’t watch video at work. Just an idea!


Paul @ FiscalGeek March 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Seriously out of the park and a terrific model for us all. Way to go Baker it’s gotta pay off.


Ben March 9, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Way to go Baker!

Just picked up my copy. Hopefully will get through it by this weekend and have some more feedback for you.


P.S. “As long as I have a pulse” guarantee. = Best one I’ve ever seen.


Ben March 17, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Took a couple extra days to get through it (I know, its ONLY 25k words :-p) but here is my review.

Congrats again Baker!


Scott Mitchell March 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM


I can’t believe the price on this. It’s easily worth 3 times the asking price. What a great no fluff E-Book.



Paul March 10, 2010 at 4:17 PM

Shared, retweeted and stumbled…. congrats and good on ya!



Joseph March 10, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Very nicely done. Even though I am from United Kingdom, the points that you made out are timeless and without borders.



Catherine @ Frugal Homemaker Plus March 10, 2010 at 7:13 PM

Congrats! I’m pumped on your behalf. :)


Financial Samurai March 10, 2010 at 11:46 PM

I’m proud of you too Baker! It was fun chatting with you and Jun the other night. Sorry I was being obnoxious. I’m kinda always that way during these type of fun things!

May you succeed beyond your wildest dreams!

Pocket Jacks ALL-IN all the time, no regrets!


J. Money March 11, 2010 at 12:50 PM

Rock n’ roll, baby! CONGRATS!!!!


Adrienne March 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM

Congrats! Looks like a great guide!


Hopper March 11, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Congratulations Baker! It’s obvious that you put your heart and soul into this project. The layout is great, and the content rocks! Great job.



myfinancialobjectives March 14, 2010 at 10:38 AM

Congrats! 6 months of hard work finally DONE! I know that feeling! Time for a little much needed R&R? :)


kosmo @ The Casual Observer March 15, 2010 at 3:20 PM

Congrats. 25K words is indeed substantial (roughly the equivalent of 100 paperback book pages). I’ve written a couple of 10K word short stories, and even that length is quite a bit of work.

Your cover graphic totally blows mine away :) I really need to acquire some art talent at some point.


Tammy Strobel March 16, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I’m so pumped for you! Congrad’s on a successful launch. I can’t wait to read your book! :)


Joe March 19, 2010 at 4:01 AM

Nice work man. Just finished reading it, good real stuff. Just got married and we are gonna sit down and tackle our debt the ManVsDebt way. I’ll check back in a few months to tell you how its going.



JIMBO March 19, 2010 at 2:36 PM

Do you have a set posting schedule?


Roger, the Amateur Financier March 20, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Fantastic e-book, highly insightful and very inspiring. One of the first personal finance books I felt I could (and should) share with my fiancee. Great e-book, overall.


Annabel Candy, Get In the Hot Spot March 23, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Brilliant news and impressive work. Well done bro, you must be rapt:) Off to promote it now!


weddingdress March 29, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Brilliant news and impressive work. Well done bro, you must be rapt:) Off to promote it now!


Kimberly @ Credit Card Hub March 31, 2010 at 5:48 PM

I’m kind of new to this blog, but I just watched your video and I really like your message. I agree that there’s no quick fix solution for your finances and there’s no time like the present to start working on it! Congratulations on completing your guide :)


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