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
#053: Live Q&A with Paula on Real Estate and Travel
4 days ago
This episode is a little different. Instead of interviewing a guest, this podcast episode is a recording of a recent talk I gave in Equador. The audience wanted to know more about the context surrounding the decisions I've made regarding business, investing, and money. In other words, why I've only spent three years of my life in a 9-5 job, and why I've dedicated so much of my time to travel. There is a lot of real estate talk as I take Q&A from the audience, but the idea behind releasing this talk is for you to see how any investment can help you design your life around your values. Money and investments are just tools that you can use to craft a certain lifestyle. Here are some of the highlights from the talk: • How I was introduced to the concept of freelancing, and how it helped me quit my job and buy real estate • My real estate investing strategy in a nutshell - buy what no one else wants to buy • The risk of being too excessive with renovations as an investor, and how I've managed renovations • How I use the One Percent Rule when running numbers on a property • My original goal for owning rental properties (and why I don't want 100's of units) • The surprise deal that came about because of my blog • The opportunity cost of investing in real estate instead of the stock market • Why the next rental won't be in Vegas (where I live) • Why I'm not in any hurry to buy another property • Why I would buy apartment complexes in cash if I had a billion dollars • The benefit of diversifying into a different city and how to do it • Retailers I recommend buying from when it comes to kitchen materials • Financing without W2 income • Why I'm against high-leverage • The other projects I'm working on (why my focus isn't on real estate investing right now) • "Pearls of wisdom" from traveling • My favorite travel destinations • Why I started a blog and my thoughts on monetizing • Real estate isn't a passion - it's a tool Enjoy! -- Paula Resources Mentioned: • Cash Flow Reports for Rental Properties • The course I'm working on - VIP List • HUD H
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