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Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast helping you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! Your hosts are long-term personal finance journalist Mandi Woodruff, now Chief Consumer Advocate for Ally, a leading digital bank, 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 helping you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! Your hosts are long-term personal finance journalist Mandi Woodruff, now Chief Consumer Advocate for Ally, a leading digital bank, 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 helping you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! Your hosts are long-term personal finance journalist Mandi Woodruff, now Chief Consumer Advocate for Ally, a leading digital bank, and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and best-selling author of "The One-Week Budget."

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English


Episodes

Ep 254 - Girlfriends, Not Gurus

2/24/2021
We almost called this episode "D*ve R*msey is Trash — The Sequel". We were overwhelmed by the response to last week's show. Thank you so much for the support! For more on the shady history of DR's corporation, check out this article from Religion News Service. It's worth the read, along with the full response from the DR team. But the real reason we want to talk about DR again is that last week his podcast was DETHRONED from the number one spot for financial shows on Apple Podcasts for...

Duration:01:01:11

Ep 253 - The D*ve R*msey Read

2/17/2021
D*ve R*msey put his whole entire foot in his mouth on F*x N*ws last week — LET THE DRAGGING COMMENCE (3:11). Tiffany has some thoughts about that (7:20). We also take a question from a listener named Jane (29:25). Jane wants to leave her job to start her own business, and she's got a few questions about how to get financially ready for that. After we take a second to give her a round of applause for doing an amazing job with her finances thus far, we get to talking about how hard the life of...

Duration:01:15:03

Ep 252 - The Sun Was Meant to Shine - and So Were You

2/10/2021
The hits just keep on coming! We had a lot of good news for you last week and we've got even more good news to share this week. You'll have to listen to find out! (3:45) We've also got a few words for you on what arrogance and humility actually are (probably not what you think) (13:20) And then as usual we're on to your questions... 31:58 - could you all give advice for the best online brokerage for beginners? 43:55 - I’m 21, about to graduate college into our pandemic economy. I have a lot...

Duration:01:03:49

Ep 251 - I Got Promoted Without a Raise! Help!

2/3/2021
We've got NEWS! BA has officially joined the Westwood One podcast network (5:43). We're so excited and grateful for the opportunity they're giving us to continue growing and reaching more people. A LOT happened while we were gone, so let's get into it... What in the world happened with Gamestop? What does it mean to "short" a stock? Did a reddit meme just make a whole bunch of people rich? We've got the tea. (11:44) We're sure you know about Tiffany's book by now. Its called Get Good With...

Duration:00:54:27

Ep 250 - Taking Black Women to Higher Heights w/Special Guest Glynda Carr

1/27/2021
We missed y'all last week! And this week is a bit of a different show. We've talked before on the show about the amazing organization Higher Heights. They're a 501(c)(3) that is building a national civic engagement infrastructure and network to strengthen Black women’s leadership capacity. This week we're talking to one of the founders of Higher Heights, Glynda C Carr. In this interview we'll learn: (6:10) How Black women have been the architects of our democracy (8:45) Just how big a deal...

Duration:00:38:48

Ep 249 - Really, 2021?!

1/13/2021
Welcome to 2021, BA Fam. To say the least, we are still reeling from the attack on our nation's capitol last (and DEMOCRACY ... and REALITY?) last week —OK, let's be real here the entire last four years. It was tough to find the words for this, y'all, but we are here to vent (a lot) with you and try to unpack what this means for the year to come. We're doing the best we can to take care of ourselves and each other, and sometimes that's all we can do. But most importantly, Brown Ambition is...

Duration:00:59:36

2020 Rewind: Minority Mindset

1/6/2021
This week we're bringing you a re-broadcast of our interview with Jaspreet Singh of The Minority Mindset YouTube channel. Like Tiffany, Jaspreet’s story started with him falling victim to a scam (19:27). But he didn’t let that stop him and he’s now built The Minority Mindset into a YouTube channel with over 650,000 subscribers, a popular newsletter, and more. This conversation was another highlight of our year, and we're excited to share it with you again. Keep an eye out soon for new...

Duration:01:07:25

2020 Rewind: Our Rich Journey

12/30/2020
We almost made it to the end of 2020. We're done making episodes for the year, but we wanted to replay this super fun, informative and important interview with Christina and Amon from Our Rich Journey. They achieved financial independence in 8 years, and they're shared some of their secrets with us. This was one of the highlights of our year, and its definitely worth a look back. Stay happy and healthy, we'll see you in 2021!

Duration:01:12:36

Ep 248 - Goodbye 2020!

12/23/2020
Last chance y'all! Head over to the Brown Ambition merch store and use coupon code HOHOHO to get 25% off! ---------------------- Happy BA Wednesday y'all. It's our last episode of 2020! We're taking a look back at 2020 and talking about the good things that happened for us this year. We're also taking a look forward at 2021 and talking about what we're trying to do next year. Last but certainly not least, we're getting a new stimulus bill (2:45) soon, and we'll be telling you what is (and...

Duration:01:06:05

Ep 247 - How Can I Pay Off Debt on a Fixed Income?

12/16/2020
Our self care journeys continue. Sometimes self care is more than a massage or your favorite cocktail. Sometimes it's therapy. Sometimes it's sitting in your car by yourself with your favorite drink. Whatever it means for you, we hope you're taking good care of yourself. The end of the pandemic is in sight, but we still have to get through the holidays and the first part of next year. It's still going to be hard, and you still deserve to be okay. In the meantime, we're going to keep bringing...

Duration:01:05:07

Ep 246 - A New Season of Self Care

12/9/2020
It's the holiday season, but its the season for other things too. It's always a good time to look at the things in our lives that seem little (that achey-but-not-too-bad arm?) but might turn into something big. Why not take care of it before it gets out of control? Whether its your money or some other thing in life, you're worth it. It's time to start acting like it! We got some great questions from you this week: (23:44) - How do I get better odds of getting a balance transfer credit card...

Duration:00:56:23

Ep 245 - Is It Time to Invest My Extra Savings?

12/2/2020
HOHOHO the gift giving season is upon us! And for the Brown Ambition fan in your life (including you!) we're offering a 25% across our merch store at brownambitionstore.com. Use promo code HOHOHO to get your discount! _______________________________ We made it past Thanksgiving! We got our Zoom on and did what we could to spend time with our families and stay safe. We're trying to finish this holiday season safe and get ready for this vaccine that will hopefully be coming soon. In the...

Duration:00:54:52

Ep 244 - How Can I Avoid Being The Victim of a Racist Appraiser?

11/25/2020
And just like that it's time for all the holidays! We've got Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, and even birthday celebrations to plan. Like everything else this year, Covid is making it way too complicated (seems like there are vaccines on the way though! (9:35). We're making it work thought like we ALWAYS do. So whatever you're doing this season, please stay happy, safe, and spend some time with people you love. Safely! We've got some great questions from you all this week like:...

Duration:00:51:57

Ep 243 - Can I Save When It Doesn't Seem Like There's Enough?

11/18/2020
We're still out of breath from the election, but we are breathing a little easier. But Covid-19 is on the rise again and the holidays are coming up. It's going to be a hard year for family gatherings (or lack thereof). We hope you stay safe and give yourself some time off if you can. But we still need to find time to celebrate the good things. And one super good thing we can celebrate is Tiff released the cover for her book, Get Good With Money (2:15)! The book is coming in March 2021. But...

Duration:00:49:01

Ep 242 - Black Magic Everywhere

11/11/2020
It's over! And we're breathing, at least a little. We made it y'all. It's been along four years, but Black folks (Black women specifically) pulled through and helped take this thing over the top for us. We hope wherever you are, you're able to relax and release some tension. But work is NOT over! There are two really important runoff elections happening in Georgia (16:20). These elections will help determine control of the Senate, and that could make a HUGE difference for what the next two...

Duration:01:18:39

Ep 241 - Trouble Don't Last Always

11/4/2020
Election day is over. All that's left is for us to send some love to our future selves and hope things haven't gotten too wild. We're trying to focus on what's good. Like the fact that 115 BIPOC women are running for election this year! (8:47). And at least we know where people stand. It's no longer impolite to talk politics, and honestly we're here for that. Regardless of what happens in the election, let's take a minute to breathe, then get ready to get back to work. Because there's much...

Duration:00:54:24

Ep 240 - Put Your Money Mask On

10/28/2020
The Election is coming up y'all (and no we're not going to stop talking about it). Do you have a plan to vote? Do you have a plan B? Check out iwillvote.com to make sure you're registered, find ballot drop off locations, and get all the voting information you need. Let's DO this. And not to flex, but Tiff was on Good Morning America last week (1:00:38). Its a great segment where she gets to share her story, some basic budgeting tips, and celebrate the HUGE positive impact she's had for Black...

Duration:01:17:51

Ep 239 - Ownership = Wealth

10/21/2020
Before we begin this week, we need to have word about knowing what you're worth. Its Covid and times are tough, but some people (big companies) are acting wild trying to take advantage of people. Also you'll remember awhile back, a listener wrote in asking about draining her 401k to pay off her debt. The BA fam cam through and someone offered to buy a grocery card for her (25:40). Y'all are amazing. Then it's on to your questions. This week we've got: (28:22) I’m shopping for a home, I’m...

Duration:00:56:26

Ep 238 - Is it Time to Get a Financial Advisor?

10/14/2020
Election time is approaching (and we're not going to shut up about it)! Are you registered? Do you have a plan? Do you have a plan B? Let's DO THIS. If there was a time to be extra, that time is now. Talk to your family and friends and do everything you can so we might be able to breathe some sigh of relief in a month or so. Aaaaaaanyway... We're back to answer your questions this week, and we got some juicy ones like: (19:00) My husband are looking to be first time homebuyers and we have...

Duration:00:51:47

Ep 237 - The Devil Has No New Tricks

10/7/2020
The rona invades The White House, Mandi's getting relatives to vote, and Miss Mali More's getting animated! We're doing what we can to smile right now because LORDT. And we're back to answering your money questions and we got some big ones this week... (26:50) I've never bought stock before and my employer is offering an employee discount on their stock. Should I buy some and how much? (34:22) I've got a lot of debt, some money in savings, and some money in a 401k. Does it make sense to just...

Duration:00:52:59