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Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth on your own terms. Your hosts are Mandi Woodruff, executive editor of MagnifyMoney.com and former personal finance reporter for Yahoo Finance, and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and best-selling author of "The One-Week Budget."

Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth on your own terms. Your hosts are Mandi Woodruff, executive editor of MagnifyMoney.com and former personal finance reporter for Yahoo Finance, and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and best-selling author of "The One-Week Budget."
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Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth on your own terms. Your hosts are Mandi Woodruff, executive editor of MagnifyMoney.com and former personal finance reporter for Yahoo Finance, and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and best-selling author of "The One-Week Budget."

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Episodes

Ep. 157 — Shutdown Woes & Debt Consolidation Qs

1/16/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! We are looking for listeners to feature their debt payoff success stories on the show! Know anyone who's interested in being a guest? Email us at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com! As mentioned on the show, you can shop and compare secured card offers at MagnifyMoney's marketplace >

Duration:00:29:43

Ep. 156 — New Year, New You!

1/8/2019
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Happy New Year, Brown Ambition fam! We're back from our holiday break and ready to kick off 2019.

Duration:00:55:49

Introducing Safe for Work

12/27/2018
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Here’s a podcast that’ll help you find peace in your career and life. Subscribe to Safe For Work on Apple Podcasts, wherever you’re listening to this, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify today

Duration:00:03:46

Best of 2018 — Meet the Couple Who Paid Off $100,000 of Debt in One Year

12/26/2018
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We're looking back on 2018's biggest episodes. How could we forget Faith and Leo, the Atlanta newlyweds who realized they carried over $211,000 worth of debt into their marriage? Rather than give up, they rallied and made a plan to aggressively tackle their debt. Faith, a nurse practitioner, took on a part-time job working overnight 5 or 6 days a week. Leo, an occupational therapist, also worked a part-time job in addition to his 9 to 5. As of May 2018, they successfully paid down...

Duration:00:45:24

EP. 155 — The Credit Question That Had Us Both Stumped

12/12/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? Check out a few of our sponsors: StoryWorth: StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. At the end of the year, they’ll get their stories bound in a beautiful hardcover book. For $20 off, visit storyworth.com/brownambition. EveryPlate: The meal-kit delivery service that won't break the bank. For 50% off...

Duration:00:34:53

Ep. 153 — 'Deleting' Bad Credit History Isn't a Thing

11/28/2018
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As mentioned on today's show: The Best Prepaid Debit Cards via CreditKarma “Thanksgiving Myths, Legends and Lies: Why Settlers Really Started the Annual Feast”via Fortune (Thanks for sharing this BA listener @Umwiza on Twitter)

Duration:00:41:50

Ep. 152 — Debt-Free For the First Time In 20 Years

11/21/2018
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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for a loved one? Check out StoryWorth.com. StoryWorth makes it easy and fun for your loved ones to share their stories, with weekly emailed story prompts - questions you’ve never thought to ask. At the end of the year, they’ll get their stories bound in a beautiful hardcover book. Strengthen your family bonds, and get to know your loved one in a whole new way. Go to http://www.storyworth.com/brownambition to get $20 off your first StoryWorth gift!

Duration:00:54:44

Ep. 151 — When That Dream Job Might Not Be So Dreamy

11/14/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show, we take a question from listener who's torn over a job offer. It's her dream job but she'd be working for a less than amazing company. What should she do? For an upcoming episode on pet expenses, we want to hear YOUR pet spending stories. What's the most you've ever spent for your fur baby? Did you regret it, or would you do it all over again? Send us your stories at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:41:59

Introducing: Imagined Life

11/7/2018
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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to walk in the shoes of a legend and not even realize it? IMAGINED LIFE takes you there. Each episode guides listeners on an immersive journey through the surprising moments and challenges that shaped someone’s life before they were famous. Clues about your identity are dropped along the way, but only at the end will you learn who “you” are. Part mystery, part deeply immersive story, and part inspiration for how to weather life's unexpected...

Duration:00:50:41

Ep. 150 — Multi-Level Marketing Rants and Credit Card Tips

11/7/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Today's show is sponsored by Hint water. To receive 36 bottles for $36, visit drinkhint.com/BROWNAMBITION and use promo code BROWNAMBITION. Here are a few links to resources mentioned on the show: The Ultimate Guide to Student Loan Forgiveness — MagnifyMoney.com The Best Travel Cards of 2018 — CompareCards.com What is Multilevel Marketing? — AARP

Duration:00:39:31

Ep. 149 — Coping With Financial FOMO

10/31/2018
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Today's show is sponsored by EveryPlate, With America’s Best Value Meal Kit, you get amazing, chef-designed meals for just $4.99 per serving. EveryPlate does the meal planning, shopping, and prepping for you, taking the time-consuming guesswork out of cooking. Recipes come together in about 30 minutes – definitely faster than a trip to the grocery store! For 50% off your first box of EveryPlate, go to everyplate.com and enter BROWNAMBITION at checkout.

Duration:00:37:00

Ep. 148 — Battle of the Sexes with Paychecks & Balances

10/24/2018
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This is a show years in the making — we finally have our podcast pals Rich and Marcus from Paychecks and Balances on the show! The guys join us to tackle some awkward and controversial questions about money and relationships. Follow Rich and Marcus @paybalances. Today's show is sponsored by Lola, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes. LOLA products come in a simple, customizable subscription so you get exactly what...

Duration:01:00:29

Ep. 147 — How Tiffany Saved $100,000 On Her Taxes By Making One Crucial Change

10/17/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Today's show is sponsored by Lola, a female-founded company offering a line of organic cotton tampons, pads, liners and all-natural cleansing wipes. LOLA products come in a simple, customizable subscription so you get exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. For 40% off all subscriptions, visit mylola.com and enter promo code BROWNAMBITION when you subscribe!

Duration:00:39:49

Ep. 146 — How Tela Holcomb Doubled Her 401(k) In 6 Months and "Traded" Her Way to Financial Independence

10/10/2018
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Tela Holcomb, is a self-described "mom, wife, six-figure stocks and options trader, 9 to 5 survivor, risk taker and freedom catcher." But she wasn't always a stock trading wiz. It wasn't until Tela lost her job in 2012 that she decided to dive into learning all she could about the stock market. Today, Tela supports herself on income she earns from a combination of short-term stock trading and long-term investing and saving, as well as income earned from teaching online courses on how to...

Duration:00:34:52

Ep. 145 — Real Talk for the Debt Divas Out There

10/3/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! We're bi-coastal this week y'all, as Mandi gets into vacay mode on the West coast (kind of...) and Tiffany returns from her Universal Studios Budgetnista retreat. This week we dive into our reader mail bag to answer your burning debt questions. Have a question for us? Hit us up at Brownambitionpodcast.com or shoot us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com.

Duration:00:40:51

Ep. 144 — How The Recession Made Us Stronger...and How We're Preparing for the Next One

9/26/2018
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We reflect back on the financial crisis on the 10 year anniversary and talk about how it impacted our finances and career. We want to hear your recession comeback stories. Send us an email at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or tweet us @theBApodcast to let us know how the recession touched your life in good ways or bad and how you've changed since. *** Want help putting together a meal in a pinch? EveryPlate is the cheaper, healthier alternative to takeout or delivery. You get to enjoy...

Duration:00:25:14

Ep. 143 — Fertility Fixer Upper

9/19/2018
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show: MagnifyMoney's guide to handling tax debt XY Planning Network, a great resource if you're looking for a fee-only financial planner.

Duration:00:38:20

Ep. 142 — Think Outside the 401(k) — Tips to Invest for Wealth from Mandi's Financial Planner

9/12/2018
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We are kicking off Season 4 of Brown Ambition with a long-awaited investing episode. If you're wondering how you can start investing for wealth beyond your 401(k) this is the show for you. We're joined by Mandi's personal financial planner Helen Ngo of Capital Benchmark Partners to go step by step through the process — from choosing your investments to deciding which types of accounts to open. You can schedule a FREE consultation with Helen via her website.

Duration:01:04:56

How A Hand-Me-Down House Helped This Couple Pay off $110,000 of Debt

9/5/2018
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Eight years ago, Aja McClanahan and her husband were $110,000 in the hole and in a constant tug-of-war with debt collectors. So they decided to make a drastic move in order to tackle their debt head-on. Mandi sat down with Aja this week to chat about how they finally became debt-free and what advice she has for others out there feeling overwhelmed by their own debt. "You don't need a lot of money to do this," she says. "Being disciplined helped." Brown ambition is back with new episodes on...

Duration:00:28:45