I’m Paula Pant: Journalist. Globetrotter. Entrepreneur. Investor.
I’ve traveled to 27 countries. I own five rental property units that passively put thousands in my pocket. I’m my own boss and I live on my own terms.
I believe money can fuel your wildest dreams. That’s why this website is about growing wealth, not pinching pennies. This website is about harnessing the power of money to buy back your life. This site believes that your time and energy are the most valuable resources of all.
I don’t work in a cubicle and I never sit in rush-hour traffic. I live life exactly as I want. I’ll spend 4 hours hiking on a random Tuesday if the mood strikes. Or I’ll stay up all night writing blog posts. Or I’ll travel to Bali on a whim.
That’s because I cut ruthlessly on things that don’t matter so that I can spend lavishly on the things I love most: freedom, travel, adventure.
I used to be a newspaper editor and reporter, where I interviewed influential leaders like Joe Biden, Roger Ebert and Patch Adams. I followed murder investigations, lunched with Senators and appeared live on primetime MSNBC. It was exhilarating work, but it wasn’t enough. Something was missing.
In 2008 I quit my job and sold all my worldly possessions. For the next two-and-a-half years, I backpacked across the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
During that time, my friends kept saying: “I’d love to do that, but I can’t afford it.”
I cringe when I hear that. It’s simply not true.
This website is based on one radical idea: You can afford anything.
You can’t afford everything. But you can afford anything — trips to Rome, buying your dream home, quitting your job to launch your own business.
If you’re open to this idea, leave your BEST email address so you can learn how to live life on your own terms.
Design Your Life.
I was born a hundred miles from Mt. Everest in a little Himalayan country called Nepal. My parents and I immigrated to the U.S. back when I was diaper-clad and drooling.
My dad taught classes at the local college; my mom stayed at home to raise me. Believe me: I was not born rich.
Today I’m an award-winning journalist, a real estate investor, an entrepreneur, and I travel frequently.
When I’m not wandering the world, I’m based in Atlanta, but I designed my life to be “location independent” (I can work from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection). I set my own hours, I’m my own boss and I do what I love.
My goal is to share how to do all this, and more …
My mission is to help you break free: launch a business, start a charity, travel the world. The world is overflowing with opportunity.
To achieve it, you have to overthrow all the myths that society teaches us about money. Affording Anything starts with your mindset. You have to break free from the misconceptions that buying junk equals happiness while also avoiding the common trap of getting fixated on the “saving” side of the equation. Frugality keeps your focus on consumption, and this website is about creation.
Building wealth and creating cash flow are more important than pinching pennies.
I believe in cutting ruthlessly on things that don’t matter and spending lavishly on things that do. We only live once. Savor it.
This is The Anti-Frugality Blog.
I believe your time is more valuable than money. You’ll never hear me talk about clipping coupons. If you want to read about penny-pinching, go elsewhere. This site is devoted to maximizing your life, building wealth and creating freedom.
I relate money to travel, work, productivity, and living life on your own terms. Afford Anything isn’t just about money — it’s about freedom and abundance.
Afford Anything is based on the radical idea that you deserve to live life on your own terms. Join the tribe to find out how:
Not enough? You want more? Here are the 7 Afford Anything Principles:
6. Pay yourself.
(By the way, here’s my “official” bio.)