Robert Pagliarini

Sudden Wealth

Robert Pagliarini is a man on a mission. He is obsessed with improvement and making the most of the “other 8 hours” — the 8 hours (or 8 minutes!) not spent sleeping or working. He’s also obsessed with empowering others to live life to the fullest by radically changing the way they spend their time.

Robert provides a message of hope, but more importantly, a step-by-step strategy to create new wealth and purpose. With Robert’s 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. Robert provides 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.

Robert’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. Robert’s 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).

Robert writes the popular weekly column—Your Other 8 Hours—for CBS MoneyWatch at

Robert 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.

Robert is the president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, Inc., a boutique wealth management firm specializing in sudden money recipients. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has a master’s degree in financial services.

Robert 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.