Paula Pant

Paula Pant is an award-winning writer and speaker covering money management and real estate. She runs the popular personal finance site and she makes frequent media appearances to discuss money management for ordinary American families.


Paula is an award-winning writer and speaker specializing in personal finance and real estate. Her finance blog, Afford Anything, draws more than 100,000 readers every month.  Her writing has appeared in more than three dozen publications, including U.S. News, Forbes, Bankrate, Huffington Post, and more.

She speaks at conferences on budgeting and money management. Her media appearances include dozens of publications, podcasts and channels, including Redbook, Kiplinger, U.S. News, Yahoo! Finance, Marketplace Money, Forbes and more.

She is the owner of Catalyst, 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 35 countries. She is also a real estate investor who owns seven rental property units. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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

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 35.