Welcome to the best damn journey that you’re ever going to embark on. I don’t want you to be broke or pissed off at the world ever again. Studenomics will take you from a broke joke who’s confused about personal finance to a person who never stresses about money.
I’m Martin Dasko, the Adventure Ambassador and creator of Studenomics. I’m a long-haired brute in his 20s 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 don’t plan on stopping. I put this page together for all newbies to Studenomics. There’s no need to feel overwhelmed. The beauty of Studenomics is that you can choose your own adventure.
Studenomics is all about financial freedom in your 20s without missing a party!
(That’s me hanging out in Cali, Colombia. There’s nowhere that I won’t go for a great social media picture.)
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 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).
- Get wasted next Friday without feeling guilty or waking up to an empty bank account.
- Get out of the friend zone without going broke.
You can’t be mad about the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.
Check out Studenomics TV!
What Studenomics is NOT:
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 camp fires.
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’m going to give you all of the support that you need if you’re willing to do the work. As they say, when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. If you want to get rich quick, go pay $500 for some seminar that you see at 2 am.
Are you new to personal finance and the whole idea of financial freedom?
(That’s me in Bermuda. A buddy from grade school sent me an open invite and I accepted the offer immediately!)
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. 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.
Can you really start a business for $100? I don’t want you to stress about not having enough money to start a business in your 20s. You can share your ideas with the world for less than $100.
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.
How you can totally destroy your self-doubt. Are you doubting yourself? Don’t lie. I doubt myself daily. This article will help you conquer your doubts that are holding you back.
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!
- The Cancun Technique For Saving Money. You have to read this to see the tie in.
- The Instant Makeout Technique for increasing your income. The idea is as bold as the name suggest!
- The Houdini System for saving money in the long run. Are you looking to save money for the future?
- The Douchebag System for making the best decisions possible. There’s nothing wrong with being a jerk once in a while.
- The American Pie Strategy for finding your first freelancing client. You have to start somewhere. I won’t let you loiter.
- From Dreamer to Doer. The world has enough posers. The world needs closers. Are you ready to start doing?
- The You System for getting ahead of your friends. Are you doing what’s best for you?
- What Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About Investing In Yourself. The article that I had to write about the best investment in the world (yourself).
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