Robert Pagliarini

Robert Pagliarini


Robert Pagliarini is a man on a mission. He is determined to make the most of his “other 8 hours -- ”—the 8 hours not spent sleeping or working. He also wants to empower others to live life to the fullest by radically changing the way they spend their other 8 hours.

In his weekly column, Pagliarini provides a message of hope, but more importantly, a step-by-step strategy to create new wealth and purpose. With his guidance, readers begin to look beyond their job, commute, credit card debt, or even just that gnawing feeling that life is sometimes passing them by. Pagliarini offers fresh solutions for carving out more time, and then provides the tools and the inspiration to spend that free time in a more productive way—whether it is starting a business, writing a blog, losing weight, developing a hobby, etc.

Pagliarini’s third book, The Other 8 Hours: Maximize Your Free Time to Create New Wealth & Purpose (, lays the foundation and the strategy for living a richer life. His previous books include the #1 national bestseller, The Six Day Financial Makeover: Transform Your Financial Life in Less Than a Week and Plan Z: How to Survive the 2009 Financial Crisis (and even live a little better).

Pagliarini has appeared as an expert on “20/20,” “Good Morning America,” “Dr. Phil,” “ABC Morning News,” NBC, and NPR’s “Marketplace,” and has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Money Magazine, and many other publications. His weekly column is also featured on CBS’ MoneyWatch site.

Pagliarini is the president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, Inc., a boutique wealth management firm recently ranked one of the top firms in the country. At Pacifica, he specializes in serving “sudden money” recipients.

He lives with his wife and young daughter in Orange County, California. On most Sundays you can find them at Saddleback Church and occasionally at Disneyland.