The following guest post is from Martin of Studenomics. Today, Martin officially launches Next Round’s On Me, where it makes good financial sense to start saving in your 20s so that your older self will thank you.
I graduated college with zero debt and plenty of stories that I’m never going to forget.
That’s a statement I’m very proud of. Now that I’m 27 and a few years removed from school, I constantly thank my younger self for surviving college financially.
I’m so grateful that I don’t have to worry about making payments on my debt because life’s too short to be broke and I likely would’ve never gotten involved with personal finance blogging.
Before you dismiss this article by assuming that I’m some dork who missed out on life, you’re incorrect.
I never missed any parties I wanted to attend, I always had a girlfriend in college, and I certainly didn’t stay in playing video games.
I was probably too wild for my own good. The one thing I had going for me was that I was stubborn.
I was determined that I would finish college with no debt so that I could party in my 20s and live life on my own terms.
I came from a poor immigrant family and I never was a fan of the idea of owing money (especially over $20k!).