Afford Anything | Make smart choices about your money, time and productivity
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
#47: How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy, with Clark Howard
5 days ago
Today's guest is New York Times bestseller, radio and television personality, Clark Howard. While Clark is known as a personal finance expert, that title doesn't tell the whole story. He started reading stock tables when he was in fifth grade. He began investing in real estate at the age of 22. He created his own travel agency business at the age of 25. And he became financially independent and retired at age 31. However, after four years of living on the beach, he was ready to get back to work. He wanted to help people take control of their money and, consequently, their lives. Clark believes that money is the result of the discipline you bring into your life. Unfortunately, most people want to take the path of least resistance when it comes to achieving their goals. That's why so many people fail. Clark says that the most common mistake he sees his listeners make is getting in their own way. People give up before they've started and play the victim. That's not the path to success - financial or otherwise. So, how can you stop standing in the way of your own success? In this episode, we cover that, as well as: • Clark's journey to financial independence • Why he chose to pursue this audacious goal • Why he felt ready to jump back into work after enjoying four years of retirement • Why we behave the way we do when it comes to achieving goals • What money means, and why it matters • How to control your reaction to the inevitable setbacks we experience in life • Why everyone must live beneath their means and spend less than they earn to achieve any financial goal • What the future of money holds There were so many takeaways in this episode, I couldn't list them all. Clark is brilliant and offers some amazing insights into the financial industry, as well as business lessons he's learned throughout his years of being an entrepreneur and managing teams. Enjoy! Resources Mentioned: Clark.com Podcast
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