Unautomate Your Finances Launches… TOMORROW!

It’s done.  Finally.

I’ve been blabbing about it for months and months now.  I’ve been stressing over it, adding to it, tirelessly compiling it and now it’s… done.

I literally can’t wait for tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow I’ll be focusing more on the benefits of the content, but today I just wanted to give a sneak peak of the features that are included in the guide:

  • An 83-page, 25,000 word ebook containing three distinct sections on the Unautomation Theory, The Science of Unautomation, and Applying Unautomation.
  • A 27-minute video interview with Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.  We talk about simplicity, minimalism, finances, and his own personal recovery story!
  • A 29-minute audio interview with J.D. Roth of GetRichSlowly.  J.D joins me on a call where we recap his financial story, focusing on what he dubbed “the 5 stages of personal finance” and what it’s like on the other side of the turnaround!
  • A 2-page PDF budgeting template that coincides with the “Simple Budgets Suck Less” chapter of the book!
  • A minimalist Excel budgeting template for those who insist on taking their budgets digital, but also want to keep it simple!

I appreciate all the support over the last couple of weeks!  I have a long list of people that I owe favors to for their help.  A special thanks to Leo, J.D., ChrisNeal, Norcross, Jonathan, Kelly, Mike, Erica, Lynnae, and especially to my designer Dustin Koester for all their extra effort, support, and/or advice.

Lastly… Happy Birthday to my amazing wife, Courtney!

See you all tomorrow for what should be an exciting day (probably the most exciting in the history of the blog)!

28 thoughts on “Unautomate Your Finances Launches… TOMORROW!”

  1. Your post got me already excited. I am also looking forward to tomorrow and to finding out how you integrate the ideas of JD and ZenHabits with your own.

    1. Yeah, it’s great to have them both contribute interviews (and foreword from Leo, too). They were both big influences on our own finances. 🙂

  2. After watching you go through all of this, I’m wondering if I ever really want to tackle an e-book of my own or not…. 😉 I’m glad it’s done for you, sort of!

    Happy birthday Courtney!!

      1. Amen, Erica!

        Meg it *is* a ton of work, but it’s worth it. I’m extremely proud of the end product. Like Erica said… do it! 🙂

        1. Haha, it’s this same sort of prodding that got me to know that today is the 67th day of the year…. In my 365 photo project. 😉 So now you know I’m a sucker for the *good* kind of peer pressure.

          I hope to absorb plenty of tips and tricks in the mean time, while I work on figuring out which of my ideas are going to be wordy enough for an e-book.

  3. congrats!! you’ve got me motivated. i can’t wait to check it out to get even more motivated about saving and paying off my debt!

  4. Congrats Baker! You bring your passion to all you do. Congrats, and I’ll be looking forward to this project!

  5. Looking forward to it. After automating my finances entirely I realized I wasn’t tracking as conscientiously. Cost me a late fee and interest when one of my auto-pays went sour after my credit card I had it auto-paid to changed expiration date. Lesson learned.

    1. Lise, I think you’ll love the book. Not all automation is bad, but it’s *so* easy to go too far these days. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi Baker:

    I discovered your blog for the first time yesterday and am really happy with what you have here. It’s amazing that you only started this 1-year ago. Our family has been in a war with debt for 5-years now. I started a blog on it last year, but my wife felt the topic was too personal so I decided to focus on social media and technology (the field I work in). Currently, we are almost done with our consumer debt ($5K from $40K), but still have school debt. I can identify with the living over seas thing – we recently immigrated to Israel and will be moving close to the Dead Sea in the next two months. Also, I am a new student of lifestyle design (on page 80 of the 4-hour Workweek and it is changing my perspective on EVERYTHING!). In any case, thanks for the great blog posts and I look forward to becoming a regular reader.


    Mike Mintz

  7. Been a long time coming, but I know many people are going to be excited now that it is finally here.

    Great job on the eBook Baker and with the site since I started following 7 or so months ago.

    Dave Damron
    LifeExcursion & The Minimalist Path

  8. Good stuff Adam! I enjoyed the sneek peak and really like what you’ve done. It’s great you’ve simplified things, which is key to long term prosperity.

    I always enjoy the interview sessions. Know if Leo has moved to SF yet? If so, ill have to buy him a drink!



  9. Looking forward to tomorrow’s launch, Baker. We are pretty minimal with our spending now, but even last week as I was traveling I had a sudden pang over whether the mortgage had posted. Just because you don’t have a lot of debt doesn’t mean you can’t screw up your bills. It is easy to get complacent, and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us (love the collaborator list already!). Good luck!

  10. Woohoo! Congrats Baker 😉

    And happy birthday to your wife Courtney!

    I’m sure you’ll have an amazing launch – you’ve always been so generous and sincere in your writing, I am really happy to see your babbling (heh) about the ebook result in all this. The whole package looks great!

  11. Michele Nicholls

    I would LOVE to get your ebook, but Paypal won’t let me, because I don’t have a landline telephone! I live in the UK, and have my mobile phone number in as many formatts as I can think of, but it refuses to recognise it as a valid phone number, and therefore won’t take my payment! Here I am, itching to give you money and I can’t – HELP!

  12. i bought this e-book at six pm and finished by 8 pm est. great book and gave me information, that i could actually put to some good use.

  13. Adam,

    I have been following your blog for a couple of months now and I have come to really appreciate all of the quality content that you create. To that end I decided to feature your site and your new ebook in my weekly link roundup.

    All the best and keep up the great work!

    Here’s what I wrote on my site:
    […Adam Baker has created an amazing blog which features a great blend of personal finance and travel writing. He has also just launched an ebook titled Unautomate Your Finances: a simple, passionate approach to money. If you like the article you should check out the rest of his site. If you like his site you should think about getting his book…]

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