The teasing is over! One of the first projects outside of Fiscal Fizzle that I have gotten involved with has finally launched, and I’d like to take today to tell you about it. The new website is called Untemplater.
What is Untemplater?
At its very core, Untemplater seeks to break Generation Y from the “templates” that have plagued so many generations before us. The first thing you’ll notice when you head over to the new site is the simple and powerful tagline in the header:
Work where you want, Live how you want, and Be what you want to be.
That is the mission of Untemplater. It’s simple and undeniably targeted to Generation Y, or as I like to think of it, the 2.0 generation.
Untemplater is not focused on just “doing what you love.” Instead, the concept it to showcase real people, real results–people who are “in the trenches” all day long, trying to “rebel against the status quo.”
Who is Involved?
Untemplater will be home to some familiar names. The founding team includes:
- Adam Baker (whom you know, of course, from Man vs. Debt)
- Andrew Norcross
- Carlos Miceli
- Cody McKibben
- Jun Loayza
- Monica O’Brien
This talented team will be joined by others, most notably from the personal finance space:
- J. Money from Budgets are Sexy
- Laura from Green Panda Treehouse
- Brian Scheur from My Next Buck
- The Studenomist, from Studenomics
I’d love to tell you that I came up with the concept for this great site, or that I’m part of the founding team, but that’s simply not true. 🙂 But my participation is no less important. To date, I have contributed two posts to Untemplater for the personal finance section. They are:
The posts will be going live sometime this week (I’ll be sure to come back and put direct links to both).
Both posts were specifically geared to a younger audience in my age group as easy-to-grasp guides to the basics of money after college. As the site matures, I hope to contribute many more posts that begin to explore how we can break away from the typical personal finance “templates” and examine pre-existing paradigms. That’s very much in line with what I’ve tried to do at Fiscal Fizzle over the last year.
The Untemplater Manifesto
As part of the fun-packed launch, the team at Untemplater has put together a completely free eBook for your enjoyment. Download the Untemplater Manifesto, or read on for my brief thoughts.
The Manifesto introduces the life of six individuals, the founding members of Untemplater, and details how they’re seeking to live the “untemplate” lifestyle in six distinct areas–entrepreneurship, career, travel, family, tools, and mind.
It’s a fantastic overview of what the blog is about and why these individuals decided to put together the project. It’s also a great tease as to some of the material to come on the new blog and why you need to pay attention.
What to Do Next
Now that you’ve heard about Untemplater and your appetite is ready, don’t forget to do the following:
- Subscribe to the Untemplater RSS feed
- Go to the site and join the mailing list
- Download the free eBook: Untemplater Manifesto
- Follow Untemplater on Twitter
- Friend Untemplater on Facebook
- Read more about Untemplater
And look for more great posts to come!