• Award-winning writer and speaker who covers money management and real estate
  • Founder and CEO of the popular personal finance site AffordAnything.com, a site that draws more than 100,000 readers every month
  • Makes frequent media appearances to discuss money management for American families, including publications, podcasts, and channels for Redbook, Kiplinger, U.S. News, Yahoo! Finance, Marketplace Money, Forbes, and more
  • Owner of Catalyst, a digital marketing firm tailored to financial services companies and specializing in online content creation, search optimization, and social media management.


Paula Pant is a former writer for The Balance covering budgeting and personal finance issues. She contributed to The Balance for more than five years.

Pant's writing has appeared in more than three dozen publications, including Bankrate and Huffington Post.

She served as deputy news editor and beat reporter for the Colorado Daily from 2005 through 2008.

She is also a real estate investor who owns several rental property units. 


Pant graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology. 

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