Are you fed up with “financial experts” telling you not to buy coffee? Don’t you just hate it when someone tells you that you have to stay in or work hard 24/7 to get ahead? Boring financial advice comes here to die. There’s more to life than budgeting and feeling limited.
I don’t want you to be broke or to miss out on the fun.
I’m Martin Dasko, the Adventure Ambassador and creator of Studenomics. I’m a 35-year-old dude who fell in love with personal finance as a teenager. I’ve been helping readers like you pay off debt, plan trips, save money, start freelancing, and figure out life, since 2008. I put this page together for all newbies to Studenomics so that you can start to get your finances in order to live your dream life. The beauty of Studenomics is that you can choose your own adventure since the topics range from investing in cryptocurrency (very risky) to getting paid to drink coffee with Airbnb Experiences (very fun side hustle).
Studenomics is all about financial freedom when you’re young without missing a party!
Members of the Studenomics Syndicate have been absolutely owning it. Jacquelyn paid off $48k worth of debt, Matt quit his job to make tables, and Theo started his own tutoring company. It’s your turn to create your own case study.
What’s your story going to be?
I’m here to help you figure out your money in your 20s and 30s without missing a party. To be more specific, I want to help you accomplish some of the following goals while you still live a life:
- Pay off $20k worth of student loans.
- Slap around that credit card debt.
- Find your first freelancing client and make an extra $100 per month (or $1k or $10k).
- Go out next Friday without feeling guilty or waking up to an empty bank account.
- Go on more trips.
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Here’s what you won’t find around here…
Empty motivational quotes.
“Believe it and you should achieve it.”
Zzzzzzz. You won’t see any of that around here. I’ll throw in a quote when the occasion calls for it. I won’t leave you with vague catchphrases that hippies sing around campfires.
We provide you with the wow and the how.
A get rich quick scheme.
You won’t get rich quick reading Studenomics. I won’t give you the hottest stock pick. I won’t lecture you.
I won’t waste your time. I will give you all of the support you need if you’re willing to do the work. As they say, the teacher will appear when the student is ready. If you want to get rich quickly, go pay $500 for some seminar that you see advertised on social media.
Are you new to the whole idea of personal finance? Are you confused about how to be able to afford anything?
I get it. You want to travel, maintain a social life, and make lots of money. It’s tough to figure out how to make this happen on your own.
I’ve covered the basics, fundamentals, and the stuff that’s going to make personal finance easy for you. Bookmark this page and return frequently.
Here are a few articles to get started with:
- What nobody told you about saving money when you were young.
- How-to get your shit together to finally have some money in the bank.
These are articles that you need to read often…
2,000+ words on slapping around your credit card debt. If you’re in debt, then this is your manual for the next little while. Put everything down and read this.
Do you need more education in your 20s? We look at every angle when it comes to going back to college in your 20s. A must read if you’re thinking of going back to school.
How a young punk finished college with zero debt. It wasn’t pretty, but I finished college with zero debt. Sure, I sacrificed by living at home and taking an hour long bus ride to school every day. However, in the end I was able to finish school without worrying about paying off loans.
The Studenomics MBA. Are you thinking about going back to school and racking up more debt? Don’t do it! This is the only education that you need in your 20s.
An open letter to shockingly broke 20-somethings. We always thought that everything would be okay in our late-20s. Now here we are working two jobs to survive.
The expert round up on what to do after college if you’re confused. This is the only resource that you need as a college graduate. Don’t worry if you’re lost because you’re not alone.
Everything you could want to know about buying a home. Don’t listen to your drunk uncle when it comes to real estate. Listen to me.
The ultimate showdown between blogging and freelancing. This should help you decide which direction you want to go into.
Are you looking for a little adventure?
Everything you could want to know about travelling the world. This was the article that I used to guide my first few solo adventures. It’s packed with over 2,000 words to get your juice flowing. You just might not ever return.
Is it worth driving for Uber? Check out my experiment as a taxi driver. This has been one of my most popular articles to date.
The economics of becoming a pro wrestler. One of the benefits of saving money is that I’ve been able to chase wild dreams. One of these dreams is pro wrestling. Yes, I wrestle half-naked in front of huge crowds. No, I’m not the biggest dude or the most athletic. I’m just a brute with passion.
Check out our EXCLUSIVE theories!
(That’s me hanging out in Cali, Colombia. There’s nowhere that I won’t go for a great social media picture.)
- The Cancun Technique For Saving Money. You have to read this to see the tie in.
- The Houdini System for saving money in the long run. Are you looking to save money for the future?
- The American Pie Strategy for finding your first freelancing client. You have to start somewhere. I won’t let you loiter.
I’ve written three books on personal finance. My most recent book is your personal finance bible for your 20s. The rest is up to you. I put together every tip, tactic, experiment, and piece of advice into one book. I help you reach financial freedom in your 20s without missing a party. That’s my guarantee. Click on the book to see what the readers have said about the book.
Where do I start?
You have all of the tools that you need right here in one place. Plus, you have me. I can’t hold your hand, but I promise you that if you show initiative, I’ll help you get going. Don’t hesitate to contact me.
“Lacking an external focus, the mind turns inward on itself and creates problems to solve, even if the problems are undefined or unimportant. If you find a focus, an ambitious goal that seems impossible and forces you to grow, these doubts disappear.” — Tim Ferriss