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Paula Pant

Paula Pant

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Paula Pant is an award-winning business and finance journalist. She runs the popular personal finance site Afford Anything and she frequently writes, speaks and makes media appearances to discuss money management for ordinary American families.


Paula is an award-winning award-winning journalist specializing in personal finance and real estate. Her writing has appeared on MSN Money, AARP Bulletin, Bankrate, Business Insider, Motley Fool, H&R Block, Wall St. Survivor, CashCrate, and websites owned by registered investment advisors, certified financial planners and real estate brokerage services.

Her finance blog, Afford Anything, has been featured on The Simple Dollar, Get Rich Slowly, Lifehacker, AssetBuilder and Control Your Cash. She speaks at conferences on budgeting and money management. Her media appearances include MSNBC, Yahoo! Finance and the Deseret Daily News.

She is the owner of Catalyst Financial Media LLC, a digital marketing firm tailored for financial services companies. It specializes in online content creation, search optimization and social media management.

Personal Life

Paula has traveled to 27 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Australia.

In her spare time, she is a real estate investor who, along with a partner, owns five rental property units.


Paula graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

By Paula Pant:

Budgeting is the practice of ruthlessly setting priorities. A good budget ensures that your spending is aligned with the experiences and goals you value most.

Strong budgeting skills will allow you to do things you previously might have assumed were out of reach – whether that’s paying off your debt, traveling the world or retiring at age 50.

My own budgeting skills enabled me to travel to 27 countries on a newspaper reporter’s salary, launch my own business and become an active real estate investor. My mission is to empower ordinary, everyday Americans by sharing strong money-management skills.

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