Afford Anything

By Paula Pant – Entrepreneur, investor, and world traveler (40+ countries). Self-proclaimed nerd

You can afford anything, but not everything. We make daily decisions and create habits around 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? Are we creating financial independence, early retirement and debt freedom? Are we managing money wisely? 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. Listen to her interviews with Clark Howard, Gretchen Rubin, Cal Newport, James Clear, Chris Guillebeau and Dave Ramsey daughter Rachel Cruze. Want to learn more? Download our free book, Escape, at http://affordanything.com/escape

  1. 1.
    Ask Paula: I’m Bored at Work, and I’m 14 Years from Retirement; Should I Tough It Out?
    1:02:46
  2. 2.
    Are We Heading for a Housing Crash in 2022?
    1:03:24
  3. 3.
    Ask Paula: How to Make Smarter Real Estate Decisions
    1:14:55
  4. 4.
    Courage and The Consequences of Inaction, with Ryan Holiday
    59:41
  5. 5.
    How to Make $1 Million in Business with No Employees, with Elaine Pofeldt
    1:20:05
  6. 6.
    How to Invest in Real Estate, Debt-Free, from Thousands of Miles Away, with Rich Carey
    1:20:18
  7. 7.
    Why Investors Need a Latticework of Ideas, with Morgan Housel
    1:04:22
  8. 8.
    Habits are Overrated, with Kristen Berman
    1:01:26
  1. 9.
    Ask Paula: Should We Sell a Condo if We’re Barely Breaking Even?
    1:13:41
  2. 10.
    What You Think You Want vs. What You Really Want, with Luke Burgis
    1:06:54
  3. 11.
    Ask Paula -- What Paintbrush Did Michelangelo Use? (said no one ever)
    1:03:44
  4. 12.
    The End of Recessions?, with Ben Carlson
    1:05:34
  5. 13.
    Ask Paula: What’s the Point of Financial Independence if I’m Not Going to Retire?
    1:01:22
  6. 14.
    Four Thousand Weeks, with Oliver Burkeman
    54:44
  7. 15.
    Ask Paula: How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Retire?
    54:49
  8. 16.
    Challenging Your Confirmation Bias, with Economist Larry Kotlikoff
    1:05:03
  9. 17.
    Ask Paula: I’m on the Verge of Retirement and My Taxes are Rising … Help!
    1:01:23
  10. 18.
    Decoding Greatness, with Ron Friedman, Ph.D
    1:03:25
  11. 19.
    Ask Paula: The Dangers of Frugality
    1:04:33
  12. 20.
    Bitcoin for Beginners
    56:02
  13. 21.
    Ask Paula: I Make $50,000; How Can I Buy a House?
    1:14:14
  14. 22.
    What's in Store for the Economy and the Future of Work?, with ChooseFI hosts Brad Barrett and Jonathan Mendonsa
    1:28:08
  15. 23.
    Ask Paula: If I Retire at 50, How Do I Bridge the Gap?
    1:17:33
  16. 24.
    How to Transition to Your Dream Career, with Ashley Stahl
    1:11:44
  17. 25.
    Ask Paula: Thinking about Money from First Principles
    1:21:40
  18. 26.
    The Scout Mindset, with Julia Galef
    1:07:43
  19. 27.
    Ask Paula: How to Think About Finances at the 30,000-Foot Level
    1:00:10
  20. 28.
    How to Win at Work & Succeed at Life, with Michael Hyatt & Megan Hyatt Miller
    1:07:15
  21. 29.
    Ask Paula: I Doubled My Investments During the Pandemic. What Should I Do Next?
    1:21:41
  22. 30.
    The Science of Behavioral Change, with Katy Milkman
    1:03:24
  23. 31.
    Ask Paula: I’m Worried About My Parent’s Retirement. What Should I Do?
    1:19:36
  24. 32.
    The Unspoken Rules that Could Cost You Thousands, with Gorick Ng
    1:23:39
  25. 33.
    Ask Paula: How Should I Invest $5,000 Per Month?
    1:24:04
  26. 34.
    The Surprising Solution to Overthinking, with Jon Acuff
    1:12:46
  27. 35.
    Ask Paula: What Should I Do With $25,000?
    1:23:39
  28. 36.
    Are We Due For Another Housing Market Crash?
    42:15
  29. 37.
    Ask Paula: I Want to Travel After I Retire; How Much Should I Save?
    1:01:02
  30. 38.
    The Tax Risks That Could Blow Up Your Retirement Plan, with Ed Slott
    1:23:10
  31. 39.
    Ask Paula: How to Shift From Financial Independence to a Mini-Retirement?
    1:14:21
  32. 40.
    The 7 Steps to Financial Independence + 7 Rules of Investing, with JD Roth
    1:26:05
  33. 41.
    Ask Paula: Help! I Can Only Save $200 a Month
    1:20:22
  34. 42.
    A World Without Email, with Cal Newport
    1:27:44
  35. 43.
    The Financial Benefits of Optimism, with Michelle Gielan
    1:03:13
  36. 44.
    Ask Paula: How Can I Reach FIRE in 11 Years?
    1:27:31
  37. 45.
    The Two-Fund Investment Portfolio, with Paul Merriman
    1:21:14
  38. 46.
    Ask Paula and Joe: Should I Sell My $575,000 in Tesla Stock?
    1:05:40
  39. 47.
    How to Talk to Friends about Money, with Erin Lowry
    56:37
  40. 48.
    PSA Thursday Part II: Let the People Trade!
    9:21
  41. 49.
    PSA Thursday: Wall Street Bets, GameStop, and the Rise of Meme Stocks
    22:35
  42. 50.
    Ask Paula: Should I Househack or Pay Off My Student Loans?
    1:13:17

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