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Brown Ambition is a show about life, money, career and how to juggle them all.
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Feb 14, 2018

Thanks to everyone who's completed our listener survey! There's still time for you to take it here: https://goo.gl/forms/0nM2A9rv7JMDLKA63

On today's show: 

  • We debate the merits of homeownership in today's housing market. Are we making the biggest mistake ever?  
  • Mandi breaks down "mortgage amortization" and how you can beat the bank by making extra mortgage payments. 
  • We take a listener question from a listener who wants to know if she should worry about renting a car for her younger brothers.
  • Tiffany takes a break from the folks hating on Michelle Obama's official portrait by Amy Sherald (seriously guys?)

Have a question? Hit us up at brownambitionpodcast.com. 

Feb 7, 2018

Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! 

Show us the love by taking this SHORT 2-min survey so we can get to know our listeners better. 

On today's show:

  • Mandi's got some BIG news...and does the one thing she said she never thought she'd do in New York. 
  • Tiffany's back and recovering well from surgery. 
  • Mandi offers some perspective on the EPIC stock market drop felt 'round the country last week and explains WHY it really happened...and why you might not have so much to worry about. 
  • Today's question comes from Positive Nancy: What's the best way to spend my tax refund — and should I even be getting one?

Have some feedback for us? Send us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com and leave us a review at iTunes. 

Feb 1, 2018

This episode originally aired in September 2017. Thanks for your support as Tiffany is recovering from surgery (all is well! Just needs a little R&R!). Feel free to shoot her a get well message @theBApodcast or on Facebook on the Brown Ambition page. 

Also, shoutout to the beautiful BA Fan who shouted out Mandi on the train in Jersey today! You guys give us life. Thank you for your love and support.

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We're back BA Fam!

On today's show:

Tiffany shares the highs (and hilarious lows) of her family vacation at Universal Studios. 

Is Baby Prom really a thing? And why did a Philadelphia mother spend $25,000 on her son's pre-prom party? We break down the headlines.

Then we take reader "L"s question: Shes' $80,000 in debt and wants to know if bankruptcy is an option. We explain what really happens when you file bankruptcy and when it might be a good idea. 

For more information about bankruptcy, check out MagnifyMoney's post here > 

When Should I Consider Bankruptcy? 

Chapter 7 vs Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

 

 

Jan 24, 2018

On today's show, we take a question from listener Kim, who wants to know: Do you really need to put down 20% on a house?

Send us your money and career questions at brownambitionpodcast.com! 

Also on the show:

We also made a couple book recommendations: 

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche 

Jan 17, 2018

Have a question for us on finances or your career? Hit us up at brownambitionpodcast.com! You can remain anonymous, just let us know when you leave our question. 

On today's show: 

  • Yes, we address the S**thole comment, with a focus on some of the beautiful responses from people around the world. 
  • Tiffany has a health update!
  • Shoutout to the cofounders of the Black Lives Matter movement who have a new joint memoir out this week: When They Call You a Terrorist
Jan 10, 2018

2018 is well underway and Brown Ambition is back!

On today's show: 

  • Golden Globes: Queen O rocks the world with her speech on female empowerment; celebs walk the red carpet in black alongside activists like #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke
  • Holiday debt: Mandi reveals how much holiday debt Americans took on in 2017, from the latest MagnifyMoney survey.
  • The most important number you can know: Your net worth! We take a question from listener Ashely about how to manage side hustles to boost her net worth and we chat about what net worth really means and why you should focus on building your net worth in 2018. You can still sign up for Tiffany's Live Richer Challenge: Net Worth edition.

Have a money or career question?

Go to Brownambitionpodcast.com or send us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com 

Jan 3, 2018

Happy New Year to all! Brown Ambition returns with fresh episodes (and a special NET WORTH edition!) on January 9.

In the meantime, we are re-airing our most popular episode of 2017 — our interview with our favorite money and career expert, Lynette Khalfani-Cox aka "The Money Coach". On the show, Lynette shares her best advice on how to negotiate on the job

Lynette went from a career as a journalist to an entrepreneur commanding $12,500 speaking fees, authoring over a dozen books, and crafting financial courses for consumers and businesses alike. Her website is Askthemoneycoach.com.

Her biggest tip? Know what your minimum salary requirement is before you even walk into an interview! And she has tips on how to find YOUR perfect number on today's show. 

Then, Lynette not only answers YOUR questions about managing the cost of college, she tells you personal lessons she learned after sending off her eldest daughter to college last year. 

Like many kids in college, her daughter struggled to adjust and when her GPA dropped below the 3.5 minimum for her tuition scholarship, Lynette and her family were suddenly faced with a $50,000 out of state tuition bill. She tells Brown Ambition the unique and BRILLIANT way she and her hubby decided to tackle that hurdle and shares other tough lessons she's learned about preparing her kids for college life.

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