Author Archive for: Robert Pagliarini
Hi. My name is Robert Pagliarini. I know . . . it’s long and hard to pronounce. It’s a great name to have for search engines and when making reservations at Italian restaurants, but that’s where the benefits end. It’s pronounced PAL-YUH-REE-NEE, as in “your pal, Pagliarini.”
I am obsessed with making the most of my other 8 hours to create an ideal life. (Do I have an “ideal” life? No. Am I working on it? Absolutely.) I’m also obsessed with sharing what I know, inspiring others to achieve their ideal life, and learning from others who are improving their lives.
For a guy who hated English class, I’m thrilled to have written The Other 8 Hours, the #1 national bestselling personal finance book, The Six-Day Financial Makeover, and the popular ebook, Plan Z: How to Survive the 2009 Financial Crisis (and even live a little better).
I love sharing my ideas. I’ve appeared as a financial expert on 20/20, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, ABC Morning News, NPR’s Marketplace and in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Money Magazine and many others.
I write a weekly column for CBS called Your Other 8 Hours at www.yourother8hours.com.
I am a Certified Financial Planner™ and have a master’s degree in financial services. I am the president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm recently ranked one of the top in the nation.
I live with my wife and daughter in Orange County, California. On most Sundays you’ll find us at Saddleback Church, and occasionally at Disneyland.
For more information, please visit other8hours.com.
Entries by Robert Pagliarini
Greed is good. Embrace it. Love it. Live it. In fact, greed may be the one thing that can save us. Don’t believe me? Greed was the foundation for this country. The brave souls who risked their life to settle in a new country did so out of self interest. Our forefathers recognized the importance of self-interest in the Declaration of Independence where they emphasized our unalienable right to pursue happiness. Greed is good not just for your own life but for others as well. By elevating your life, you can radically elevate your family’s life, your community, and yes,… Read more.
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Sometimes we humans don’t like the change we’ve encountered, whether it’s a loved one passing, a lost job, or a lost opportunity. As Neale Donald Walsch notes, "Most of us have experienced events which we have called, when they were happening, the worst moments of our lives, only to find as time went by that what occurred was one of the best things that ever happened to us." These changes can feel absolutely devastating. We may ask “Why me?” and “How could this happen?” and feel that “this is a nightmare, this is not real” when it seems like our world has flipped upside down. Neale's book When Everything Changes, Change Everything shares extremely vital tools to cope with change, the very thing that is always constant in our lives. If you're ready to take a closer look at the deep issues of change and how to deal with them, check out When Everything Changes, Change Everything.