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
#130: Ask Paula - Should I Sell Stocks to Buy a Rental Property
5 days ago
Anna and Dave want to get married ... eventually. But they want to buy a rental property together first. How should they approach this from a paperwork/legal structure standpoint? Note: They're thinking about having one partner purchase the home, with the other partner acting as a lender (with proper paperwork in place). Would this be a wise approach? Fred lives in Saskatchewan, Canada and owns two duplexes. He's thinking of buying rental properties in the U.S., and he has 4 questions: - What requirements or criteria do you establish ahead of time? For example, do you look for a minimum cap rate? Or a specific type of property? - When you're looking out-of-state, what steps do you take to identify a community? How about the type of property? - What market research do you undertake? - How would you caution an international investor who wants to start investing in U.S. properties? Jordana wants to build financial independence. She's thinking about selling off stocks and index funds in order to buy her first rental property. Is this a good idea? Cheryl lives in Texas, where property taxes are astronomical. How should she factor this into her rental property decisions? Rachel is worried about bed begs. (Yuck!) Have I dealt with these in any of my rental properties? How do I protect against pests, termites and roaches? I tackle these five questions in today's episode, which is dedicated to rental property investing. Enjoy! (And P.S. -- If you're not interested in rental investing, don't worry! Check out last week's episode about debt payoff with Laura Adams, or the previous week's episode, in which Joe Saul-Sehy and I answer a smattering of general personal finance questions. Have fun!) ____ For more information, visit the show notes at http://affordanything.com/episode130
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
One of Favorite Podcasts During my Commute
Paula provides a great perspective on personal finance and real estate. She brings in great guests that we could learn from and with Paula asking great questions it makes the interview even better. She even gives awesome summaries about the interview at the end of the podcast so in case I missed part of it while I'm driving, she would fill in the info the guest provided.
She also has Q and A every other week that's titled 'Ask Paula' where she would answer personal finance or real estate questions. This gives us listeners a chance to ask any questions we have that relates to those two subjects and she would provide great detailed answers.
Keep up the great work Paula, thanks for providing all you do and to help us listeners to make smart choices about our money, time and productivity.
Date published: 2018-04-17
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