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Jul 17, 2017

The real estate questions keep coming in, so today I’m answering questions from three Afford Anything listeners:

Heather is ready to buy her first rental property. She wants to acquire about one house per year, following a buy-and-hold strategy.

Salome and her husband are renting out an unused room in our house on...


Jul 10, 2017

Like many people, Nick Loper used to work a full-time job that didn't excite him.

Unlike most people, Loper decided to escape his uninspiring work life.

First, he launched a shoe-comparison website that began collecting side income. Over time, this side project grew increasingly profitable, until -- finally -- he...


Jul 3, 2017

This week, I tackle your questions with my good friend, recovering financial planner Joe Saul-Sehy. Here's what we answer:

1. I'm asking for a friend -- no, really, I'm asking for a friend!

My friends are married and buried. They're a married couple, buried in $500,000 of debt.

Some is federal student loans, some is...


Jun 26, 2017

Hey. It’s time we talked.

I’ve made many tough decisions in my business.

I’ve said “no” to thousands of pitches, turned away countless advertising requests, and made difficult choices about content and tone.

And sometimes I don’t know whether or not I’ve made the right choice.

Today’s podcast episode is...


Jun 19, 2017

Welcome to another Ask Paula episode!

This week, I answer three real estate questions:

#1: What criteria do you use when you’re shopping for an investment property? What qualities make you say, “heck yeah I’m buying this!!” — and what qualities make you say, “No way!”

#2: I enjoy renting my personal home,...