One of my favorite television shows is Man Vs Wild where Bear Grylls does anything and everything to survive out in the toughest terrain around the world. There are many reasons I love the show. His determination, his knowledge, his physical ability, his mental toughness, and his character in general are that of few I have ever known. Since the show’s inception, there have been a few other shows, stories, etc that have taken the premise into other facets of entertainment. When it comes to the financial aspect, Adam Baker takes on Debt like Bear Grylls takes on the Amazon.
The other day, as I caught myself wandering through the endless world of blogs, I came across one that was called, ‘Man vs Debt’. I obviously had to check it out due to my addiction of man against anything.
The Man vs Debt blog is run by Adam Baker who, along with his wife and young child, is taking on debt head on. He chronicles his venture through life and trying to get out of debt while living life. Baker touches on many topics from personal finance to budgeting to life experiences.
The main story that caught my eye was his detailed adventure to leave the comforts of his Midwestern lifestyle in America to move to Australia with family in tow and try to make a living for a few years overseas. Being that I was trying to do so myself the last 5 months or so, my interest was peaked. His venture started by organizing everything in the US from becoming a minimalist to organizing travel. Since, he has ventured to Northern Australia and found himself in New Zealand. The crazy thing about this is that he still has debt in America, but realizes that opportunities to live overseas are few and far between and debt shouldn’t hold you back from living life.
The great thing about his blog is that he is one of us. He seems to be your average American (maybe a little more or a little less in debt) trying to live a life of enjoyment and happiness while also maintaining the financial structure of stability. I know I can relate to many of his ideas and perspectives even though I don’t have a family to support or major debt. His views are not some get-rich-by-dumpster-diving technique. He truly is someone that most of us can relate to.
Though I have just begun reading his blog posts, I think his point of view is something that we could all grab someething from.
Adam Baker : Man vs. Debt