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My scheduled guest is ill and can't talk, so tonight I'll be re-airing one of my favorite past Radio Enso episodes: a GREAT chat from last December with guest Adam Baker of Man Vs. Debt. About Man Vs. Debt: “Our message is simple: “The first step to living a life of passion and purpose is to remove the barriers that hold you back.” We hope that by sharing a transparent and honest account of our own journey to remove barriers – primarily our debt and excess clutter – we can empower and inspire others who find themselves on similar paths. Our new motto on life is: Sell Your Crap… Pay Off Your Debt… Do What You Love… For us, the first two parts have allowed us to more passionately pursue the third. In 2008, after the birth of Milligan, Courtney and I decided to sell everything we owned, pay off our consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. We began sharing our journey publicly in early 2009 – forming the community you see here today. We spent a year leading up to our trip selling all of our possessions (down to 2 backpacks) and paying down $18,000 in consumer debt. In June 2009, we left for what was to be a year in Australia, but quickly turned into more mobile travels through Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and back to Indiana. In sharing our ups and downs of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship – a community of like-minded people has emerged, contributed, and rallied together. For more about Man Vs. Debt: http://manvsdebt.com/.
It's good to talk.