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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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Ep. 192 — $40,000 of Debt and Not Sure Where to Start

10/9/2019
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On today's show: —We take a question from a listener wondering how she and her husband can begin to tackle their combined $40,000 debt load — including credit cards, personal loans and student loans. —Another listener is trying to build credit but keeps getting denied for cards...what's a girl to do? We've got some ideas! —A Reddit group is under fire for requiring members to prove they are "black enough" by sharing photos of their ... forearms? We tackle this problematic topic and talk...

Duration:00:47:15

Ep. 191 — When Bae Doesn't Like That You Earn More

10/2/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday (and International Podcasts Day!) On today's show: —Tiffany recaps the epic wedding of pal and social commentator Luvvie Ajayi (haven't listened to our interview with Luvvie yet? Go back and check out Ep. 50!). Congrats Luvvie! —When it's better to spend the money and hire a professional vs. take the time to DIY —We take a question from a listener who's torn between being car debt-free or purchasing a newer ride and a young woman who's new boyfriend has...

Duration:00:45:55

Ep. 190 — How to Get Fired In 24 Hours Or Less

9/25/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show: —Yep. It is possible to get fired in less than 24 hours. Tiffany explains. —How to get around monthly maintenance fees at your bank —What to do when friends want to plan a lavish vacay and you're on a budget

Duration:00:41:32

Ep. 189 — Tiffany's Goal for The Big 4-0

9/18/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday y’all! On today’s show: -Tiffany’s got a 40th bday resolution to start sticking up more for herself when she’s shortchanged — the same way she goes to bat for her Dream Catchers, family and friends. -Choosing the right credit card for household purchases -Whether or not you should use a windfall to pay off credit debt or put it in the bank for savings -When to tell if it’s time to sell a house vs hold onto it -Engaging in the rumor mill at work and how it...

Duration:00:40:11

Ep. 188 — Credit Limit Increases, Equifax Settlement Cash, Shopping for Health Insurance

9/11/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Here are a few links to resources mentioned on today's show: Equifax Data Breach Settlement sources FTC Equifaxbreachsettlement.com The "Momference" Tiffany's new fave vintage shop in NJ

Duration:00:41:18

Ep. 187 — Promote Wealth & Combat Stress by...Walking?

9/4/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show: -Tiffany's weekend at the GirlTrek Stress Protest -Questions on paying down debt with stocks, and buying a house while a recession looms

Duration:00:44:23

Ep. 185 — Is It Time To Prepare for the Next Recession?

8/21/2019
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We're BACK after a brief hiatus with a brand new show. You've seen the headlines about a pending recession, but is it really time to start preparing? And how could you prepare yourself for the next downturn if you wanted to? We've got some tips. Also on the show, we tackle some brand new questions from our listeners: —Should I use a car accident settlement to pay off my loan debt or invest it instead? —I'm becoming a stay-at-home mom. Should I cash out my 401(k) when I leave my job?

Duration:00:52:11

Battle of the Sexes w/ Paychecks & Balances' Marcus and Rich

8/14/2019
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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. This episode originally aired Oct. 24, 2018.

Duration:00:58:36

Making Your Money Work For You with Ash Cash

8/7/2019
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Ash Cash* worked his way up from bank teller to bank branch manager to the CEO of a credit union over the course of a decade. He also nearly lost his Bronx, NY home during the 2008 housing crisis. In this special episode of Brown Ambition, we invited Ash to relive those trying days and share the steps he took to help his family get back on track. "I ate my humble pie and learned from it," Cash said in today's interview. "That’s what opened my eyes to residual income and having your money...

Duration:00:41:08

Ep. 184 — Letting Fear Get in the Way of Building Wealth

7/31/2019
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On today's show: We tackle a question from a listener who is afraid that her own fears about losing money are costing her crucial wealth building opportunities. Later in the show, we take on a tough question about an underwater car loan (ugh!) and weigh the pros and cons of getting to know your neighbors.

Duration:00:50:04

Introducing The Secret Lives of Black Women

7/26/2019
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Here’s a new podcast for you! On the Secret Lives of Black Women, join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. They connect with guests over shared experiences by wading through everything from sex and self-care to rage and anxiety. Each conversation centers on creating a space for joy with some newfound besties while asking: how do the black women we admire stay incredibly phenomenal? The...

Duration:00:02:30

Ep. 183 — Tips to Talk Your Way Into a Pay Increase

7/24/2019
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On today's show: We answer a question from a listener who says she was embarrassed to learn she accepted a salary $7,000 less than the market rate for her position. We offer some tips on how she can negotiate a raise...after she's already accepted the offer. Have a question for the show? We'd love to hear from you! (Yes, you can remain anonymous -- just tell us!) Email us here or hit is up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast.

Duration:00:55:21

Ep. 182 — Woah, Baby!

7/17/2019
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One of us has a very exciting announcement on today's show! ;) You don't want to miss it. Also on today's show we cover: -Did Mandi's Twitter campaign against LG/Best Buy save her $900 and a new dishwasher? -Can you negotiate with your auto lender to pay off your loan for less? -Is it too late to start investing after 40? -Who's *really* behind the #NotMyAriel protest? -The new James Bond is blowing our minds

Duration:00:50:06

Ep. 181 — The Crushing Cost of Childcare

7/10/2019
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We asked our listeners to share their childcare cost stories, and you did not hold back! On today's show, we dive into the reader mailbag to hear from listeners spending tens of thousands of dollars per year on childcare. We also take questions from listener Scott, who wants to know if using a credit repair firm "piggybacking" technique can rescue his credit and Ashley who wants to know if investing in one type of mutual fund is enough. As mentioned on today's show: Help Mandi get some...

Duration:00:55:22

Ep. 180 — When You Earn Six Figures and Feel Broke AF

7/3/2019
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On today's show, we recap a recent study that looked at places in the U.S. where families can earn six figures incomes and STILL feel broke. The struggle is real, y'all. Increasingly, childcare is becoming one of the largest expenses for families. We want to hear your childcare stories ... how are you making it work? Do you pay for a full-time nanny? Rely on relatives to help? Spring for the fancy day care? We want to know what it takes for working parents to make childcare work in the U.S....

Duration:00:49:00

Ep. 179 — Big Moves, Student Debt Mistakes and Car Lease Traps

6/26/2019
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Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show: -Tiffany makes a big move -We tackle how to get out of a car lease -We share a story that's baffling — college grads spending thousands on a game that could pay off their student debt (if they're lucky) As mentioned on the show: How to Get Out of a Car Lease (LendingTree)

Duration:00:48:04

Ep. 177 — How We Really Feel About Dave Ramsey's Anti-Credit Card Policy

6/12/2019
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On today's show, we tackle a ton of hot topics, including taking your questions on: -The best side hustles for folks who are time-challenged -How we really feel about using credit cards (and Dave Ramsey's long-standing rule against plastic) -How the bro-iness of the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement misses the mark with women of color (NY Times) -- Today's show is sponsored by

Duration:00:55:28

Ep. 176 — Classic Brown Ambition

6/5/2019
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Duration:00:49:55