Paula Pant Expertise: Real estate investing, Personal finance Education: University of Colorado Highlights Award-winning writer and speaker who covers money management and real estateFounder and CEO of the popular personal finance site AffordAnything.com, a site that draws more than 100,000 readers every monthMakes 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 moreOwner of Catalyst, a digital marketing firm tailored to financial services companies and specializing in online content creation, search optimization, and social media management. Experience 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. Education Pant graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.