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Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition is a show about juggling life, money, and your career.
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 27, 2018

We tackle some juicy topics on today's show:

  • Tiffany's decision on a $60,000 home upgrade (Yikes.)
  • NYT's sobering report on discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace
  • And we take YOUR questions on personal loans, credit cards and how young is too young to build credit.

Want to get a shoutout on next week's show?

Leave us a message on Twitter @TheBApodcast or Instagram @brownambitionpodcast.

 

Jun 20, 2018

Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!  

On today's show: 

  • This is America? Unpacking the heartbreaking news from the border. 
  • Personal loans vs credit builder loans
Jun 13, 2018

On today's show, we have a truly inspiring story to share. Leo and Faith were about to get married when they attended pre-marital counseling at their church. It was then that they were encouraged to sit down and get honest about the finances and their goals as they started a family together. In total, they carried over $211,000 worth of debt — a combination of both student loans and credit card debt. 

Rather than give up, they rallied and made a plan to aggressively tackle their debt in the summer of 2017. 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 had successfully paid down $100,000. 

They share their story on today's show. Tune in and hit us up on Twitter or Instagram let us know what you think about their story!

Jun 6, 2018

Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!

Today on the show, we share some messages from our listeners on Twitter and the 'gram. Hit us up @theBApodcast or @brownambitionpodcast to share your thoughts on this week's episode, give us a shoutout or ask a question.

One of our listeners has a question about the credit card she realizes might not have been the best choice for her....and yikes. It definitely makes our list of our least favorite credit cards. As mentioned on the show, check out this guide to the Best Credit Cards and the Best Credit Cards for Students, each curated by the team at MagnifyMoney. 

Also on the show today:

  • Options for financing a home improvement project
  • Socially responsible investing tips 
  • The awful news that Kate Spade committed suicide rocked us both and reminded us of the importance of leaning on others when we are facing hard times and prioritizing our mental health. The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255. As mentioned, here's the spreadsheet Tiffany's Dream Catchers Facebook group has crowdsourced with therapists across the country. 
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