Welcome back, BA Fam!
On today's show, we swap medical billing nightmares and take a question from listener Latoya who says she was pursued for a medical debt she didn't owe. We offer tips on how to fight back when debts appear on your credit report that you know you don't owe, and share how Latoya was able to resolve her own medical billing nightmare.
As mentioned on the show, here's a link to https://clearhealthcosts.com/, where you can compare prices for many medical procedures in different ZIP codes.
Also, if you are looking for legal assistance fighting back against debt collectors, check out this list of legal aid resources by state on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau website.
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On today's show...
Tiffany does a quick debrief on Jay Z's 4:44 album and the financial lessons hidden in the lyrics...
Mandi recaps her visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
Tiffany gives us a big health update after an awkward (?) yet educational visit to the doctor
We take a question from a listener who wants to know how she can prepare when she knows she'll be laid off and has nearly $40,000 worth of debt at the same time.
A recent survey found the average U.S. employee has only taken about half (54%) of their PTO days in the past 12 month. And we have just one question: BUT WHY THO???
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We are BACK with a packed show. On the agenda for today:
Tiffany reveals how she got $18k of her student loan debt *POOF* forgiven! And we are spinning off this segment into an entire show dedicated to student loan debt. That means we need YOU to send us your student debt questions by visiting brownambitionpodcast.com or sending us an email at brownambitionpodcast[at]gmail[dot]com.
We discuss Essencefest and Tiffany's observation that some of the most powerful women in business are secretly...MISERABLE? Apparently money can only buy so much happiness.
Then we take your questions:
-How do I remove myself as a cosigner on my relative's auto loan?
-Should I get a credit card outside of my credit union? (As promised, here's a link to MagnifyMoney's credit card search tool)
-How do my husband and I split the mortgage now that we're married?
Check out the latest issue of Fast Company! Brown Ambition was listed among the top 10 business podcasts to listen to. Thank you for your support!