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You Vs Debt: A 6-Week Plan To Take Back Control of Your Finances

in Money Basics, Pay Off Your Debt, People & Products

I’m a bit exhausted, but far more excited to announce that the newly-redesigned You Vs. Debt class is open for registration starting today!

We’ve designed the structure of the course to focus around daily, bite-size chunks that anyone can knock out quickly.

It only takes an average of 15 minutes per day, but when applied consistently over the 6-week framework, this amount of time can yield fantastic results.

Here’s some of the new structure we’ve created:

  • Daily lessons delivered via video, MP3, and text transcripts.
  • Each video contains a lesson, a specific challenge, and a worksheet that you’ll be expected to fill out.
  • We’ll send out weekly accountability surveys to track your progress and check your momentum.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to unlock badges and publicly display progress on your profile and in the forums.

But more important than fancy, new features is the why…

There are millions of people in financial situations that keep them pinned down. And the truth is, a big percentage of these people know better.

They even know exactly what needs to be done. But they still can’t manage to bring it all together and change their habits.

Over the last two weeks, we’ve talked about how habit change is not about simply knowing more. It’s about understanding how our emotional mind and logical mind work together to create lasting change.

I’m so passionate about this non-conventional approach, that I’ve designed You Vs Debt around it completely.

The entire focus is to get people to stick with the program and finish.

I’m CRAVING results for the people who jump in on this. We’ve broken it down into small pieces. We’ve installed game mechanics to help make it fun. We’ve brought together a community of other like-minded people.

I can’t make you (or anyone else) show up and focus for 15-20 minutes a day.

But I’m sure as heck going to try! :)

If you think this may be a good fit, go check out the guarantee we are offering on the class right now!

Seriously, we are THAT intent on getting results for people who show up and stick to the plan.

Your one-time enrollment also covers lifetime membership! 

Meaning even if you miss a week or two, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off in any future classes down the road.

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Lastly, I’ll be doing a no-holds-barred Q&A session this coming Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST.

It’s the first time I’ve done something like this and I’ll shoot out more information about it tomorrow. If you’ve ever wanted to ask about finance, debt, travel, business, life, or anything else you can think of… this is the chance. It should be a blast!

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Thanks again for all your support. If you know someone who can use motivation and accountability to passionately attack their debt – I appreciate if you forward them over to You Vs. Debt this week.

We’re going to blow the roof off this class!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Finding My Way September 19, 2011 at 4:11 PM

All signed up for the course! Can’t wait!

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Jessica September 19, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Ill just start with saying that I love your site and your lessons as you figure out things on your own. For this class though, I wouldn’t pay $97 and here’s why. I want my advice from someone who is actually wealthy and not still trying to figure out how to pay their debt. Dave Ramsey’s online class is $99 for sixteen weeks online or $169 for the lifetime at home/classroom pack. He’s a millionaire and hes out of debt. You are a fabulous speaker, a great salesman and I know just trying to make money at this but your not there yet.

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Baker September 20, 2011 at 4:38 AM

Thanks for your opinion, Jessica!

People have plenty of option as you’ve pointed out. We enjoyed FPU as much as you did, but Dave’s format (as much as it helped us) is only one option. Watching an hour video and meeting once a week is a great fit for some, but others want more options.

As you know, Dave sold books out of the trunk of his car in the early days. Without people rallying around that concept early, who knows if he would have been able to change the industry as much as he has.

And, for the record, there are far more easy ways for me to “just make money.” In fact, this is one of the worst efforts to focus my time on if I wanted to do that!

I appreciate your thoughts – and hope that the results of the community will speak for themselves. :)

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Financial Samurai September 19, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Good luck Adam! Hope you can help people stop spending more than they earn, and hopefully you an make a lot of money from the course and eradicate your own debt in the process! Win-win!

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Chris Guillebeau September 20, 2011 at 7:41 AM

Nice work, Mr. Baker. I have full confidence in anything you’d put your name behind like this.

No one should worry about not being supremely satisfied with this course… and anyone who is on the fence should read the ridiculous guarantee. (Note to readers: If Adam doesn’t keep his word, I promise to fly in and deliver coffee and sugar cookies to Milli until he pays up.)

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Sunday September 20, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Part of me wants to say: are you kidding?? I don’t have $100 for a course on money.

The other part of me wants to say: I am SO sick of feeling that way.

I will be signing up in two shakes of a lambs tail. If this course is even half as good as what you give us for free on your blog I feel it’s a very small amount to pay as a “thank you” and to keep you doing what you’re doing.

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Ashley @ Money Talks September 20, 2011 at 2:13 PM

I think this is going to take off for you. Looking forward to watching it’s success.

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Travis Scott September 20, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Baker…screw the negative nellies! You will do GREAT! Remember that with the more success you have, more people will come out to be negative! This is a great idea…awesome!

The only suggestion, I would make (from a marketing standpoint) would be allow people to make two payments of $50 each. You are marketing to people in debt and this is more feasible! Other than that…>AWESOME

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Jake Funnell September 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM

Baker,
This is frickin’ genius! Nice work for taking on America’s little debt problem. We need you! Love your work.
Best,
Jake

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Sandra Boehner September 21, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Hi Adam – Caleb mentioned your name over at Traffic School when I said I was planning to move into an Rv ;-)
Awesome site you got here – love it!

Same applies to your course. With such a generous guarantee you really remove all the risk. Who wouldn’t opt in!

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Jeff Diercks September 26, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Adam,

As a leader of Dave Ramsey FPU classes at my church, I think he has you beat here. When I say here, I meaning using traditional marketing methods to help people out of debt. He figured out long ago that he could capture an audience via churches and have them do all the work and marketing for him.

However, there are opportunities to use non-traditional media, like you are doing using your blog and social media, and even further outside the box methods. An example that comes to mind (top of the mind) is to work a deal with certain prepaid debit card companies that work with people with bad credit to offer this to their card holders as an option or even requirement of taking the card. Some of these are smaller providers white labeling product for larger providers and they may be willing to work with you as a smaller, lesser known provider.

You can do this, just think differently!

Best,

Jeff

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Mr. Frugal October 1, 2011 at 3:25 AM

Congratulations on the new release Adam. You’re going to help a lot of people. Keep up the great work you do.

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Tamara @ Lead Generation October 4, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Hi Adam, I wish for your success… I know this would be a great help to individuals having difficulties in managing their expenses.

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