Tips to Reinvent Your Financial Life and Earn More Money

Money Girl interviews Paula Pant, founder of the personal finance website, AffordAnything.com. They discuss tips for reinventing your financial life and reaching true financial independence. Get inspired to transition to your best career, become a better money manager, earn more, and figure exactly what you want to afford.

Laura Adams, MBA
2-minute read
Episode #686
The Quick And Dirty

Paula says, "You can afford anything, but not everything--and that’s true not only for your money, but also your time, focus, energy and attention."

Most people would love to earn more money and become financially independent, but they don’t have a good business idea or know how to start a new career. If you’re ready to reinvent your financial life, boosting your income is critical.

To discuss career, business, and earning more, I interviewed Paula Pant, founder of the personal finance website, AffordAnything.com. She’s also the host of the Afford Anything podcast, a writer, speaker, and media commentator, who specializes in real estate investing and creating financial independence.

Paula has been featured in numerous financial media outlets, including Forbes, Kiplinger, Lifehacker, The New York Times, PBS, Marketplace Money, The Washington Post, and many others. Paula won a Society of Professional Journalists award for online video reporting and was one of six journalists honored as an SPJ Diversity Fellow in 2010.

On the Money Girl podcast, Paula and I cover a variety of topics, including:

  • How self-awareness makes you better at money management and earning more.
  • Ways to get unstuck from a nine-to-five job that isn’t right for you and transition safely into your best career.
  • Tips for building a profitable side hustle that aligns with your financial goals.
  • The role of opportunity costs in your financial life.
  • How to really afford anything.
  • The true definition of financial independence.

[Listen to the interview using the embedded audio player or on Apple PodcastsSoundCloudStitcher, and Spotify]

What questions do you have about becoming self-employed or earning more? Leave a voicemail for Laura by calling 302-364-0308. Follow her on Instagram and sign up for her weekly newsletter at LauraDAdams.com.

About the Author

Laura Adams, MBA

Laura Adams received an MBA from the University of Florida. She's an award-winning personal finance author, speaker, and consumer advocate who is a frequent, trusted source for the national media. Money-Smart Solopreneur: A Personal Finance System for Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, and Side-Hustlers is her newest title. Laura's previous book, Debt-Free Blueprint: How to Get Out of Debt and Build a Financial Life You Love, was an Amazon #1 New Release. Do you have a money question? Call the Money Girl listener line at 302-364-0308. Your question could be featured on the show.