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About This Show
You can afford anything, but not everything. We make daily decisions about how to spend money, time, energy, focus and attention – and ultimately, our life. Every decision is a trade-off against another choice.
But how deeply do we contemplate these choices? Are we settling for the default mode? Or are we ruthlessly optimizing around a deliberate life?
Host Paula Pant interviews a diverse array of entrepreneurs, early retirees, millionaires, investors, artists, adventurers, scientists, psychologists, productivity experts, world travelers and regular people, exploring the tough work of living a truly excellent life.
Want to learn more? Download our free book, Escape, at http://affordanything.com/escape.
Most Recent Episode
#043: Jean Chatzky Shares Money Rules for Modern Life
6 days ago
Today's guest is Jean Chatzky, financial editor for the TODAY Show, host of the HerMoney podcast and a frequent guest on TV shows like Oprah, Regis & Kelly, and The View. She's the bestselling author of many books, including Money Rules, which we discuss in today's episode. Here are a few of the Money Rules we cover: #1: The more time you spend looking, the less happy you’ll be with what you find. #2: Your retirement trumps their tuition. #3: Losing money hurts more than it should. #4: Big numbers make smart people do stupid things. #5: Don’t lend money to friends & relatives, and don’t co-sign for loans. #6: If its 50% off, it's still 50% on. __ It’s not about having it all. It’s about having what you value most. How can you match your money with your values? Jean and I tackle this question in the second half of the podcast. This leads us into discussing tactics that can prevent wasteful spending, such as: • The 10/10/10 Rule – How will you feel about this purchase in 10 minutes? 10 months? 10 years? • The 24 Hour Rule – Delay the purchase by 24 hours. Do you still want it? • Only Pay Full Price – Paradoxically, avoiding sales – and ONLY buying items at full price – might help you save more money in the long run. __ Finally, we chat about how to balance financial priorities when you and your spouse want different things. What if you want to retire early, but your spouse doesn't? How do you handle this? Jean shares her ideas on all these topics in today's episode.
Rated 5 out of
Love the dynamic of these two
I've been following Afford Anything for over 1.5 years now and that's also how I was introduced to Budgets R Sexy. I love Paula's perspective on all things and J's approach to the world of finance is refreshing. Their differing stances definitely lead the podcast over wide swaths of topics. A must listen for anyone who is interested in alternative methods of financing and/or real estate investing.
I'm sad that J is leaving the podcast but happy Paula is continuing on...I'll still be a loyal reader of both blogs.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of
Highlight of My Week
If you are a fan of either Afford Anything or Budgets are Sexy you will not be disappointed. JMoney and Paula keep it real with some of the best advice out there. They are engaging and fun to listen to.
Date published: 2016-02-18
Rated 5 out of
I've always enjoyed Budgets are sexy but this also made me love Paula too. While I'm not into real estate I still love hearing her point of view. I love how they interact with each other and say things that may not be popular.
Date published: 2016-03-05