PWF 5: Career Freedom Through FI with Paula Pant

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What's This Episode About?

One day Paula found herself making more money in her side hustle than in her low paying day job. Paula wanted to quit to pursue this new path, but she was hesitant due to the instability that comes with entrepreneurship. She gravitated towards real estate investing and her desire for some financial stability lead her down the path to financial independence.

Together we discuss how achieving financial independence doesn't necessarily mean early retirement, but instead can provide the financial security needed to pursue a career that truly brings you joy.

Meet Today's Guest

Paula Pant is a podcast host, writer, speaker, and media commentator on financial independence and real estate investing.

She is the creator and host of the Afford Anything podcast, which has more than 5 million downloads and is regularly ranked as one of the Top 50 Business podcasts by Apple Podcasts. She is the founder of, a personal finance website that draws 2.5 million pageviews per year and holds more than 52,000 email subscribers.

She is frequently quoted in financial media including Forbes, Kiplinger, Lifehacker, The New York Times, PBS, Marketplace Money, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, Inc Magazine, Yahoo! Finance, Business Insider, The Simple Dollar, Get Rich Slowly, AssetBuilder, Wisebread, the Huffington Post and many more.

Her articles have appeared on dozens of major websites, including MSN Money, AOL DailyFinance, AARP Bulletin, Franklin Templeton, Bankrate, Hotpads, Trulia, Huffington Post, AOL Real Estate, H&R Block, The Balance and the Motley Fool.

She speaks at multiple conferences a year, including a keynote address at the World Domination Summit.

She won the Plutus Award (the highest award in personal finance digital media) for Podcast of the Year in 2017. She also won the Plutus Award’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 34.

By age 34, she also achieved this:

She 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.

She has traveled to more than 40 countries. She graduated Magna cum Laude from the Honors Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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