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Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition is a show about life, money, career and how to juggle them all.
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Nov 3, 2015

  Hey hey hey BA Fam! Have you signed up for our newsletter yet? We won't spam you, promise! Once every few weeks we check in to let you know what's been going on in Brown Ambition land and give you tips on everything from saving and investing to balancing life + career. If you'd like to keep things a bit more casual, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook. This episode is dedicated to all the fans who've blown us away with your support of the show so far -- thanks to you, we made it to the iTunes "New & Noteoworthy" list for podcasts! Such amazing news. In this week's show, we talk about the importance of having older women around you as you advance in your career and how to pick and choose your mentors. You do not want to miss this segment — we tell you all the mistakes we've seen young people make and the key things you should know before you ask someone else for advice. Do YOU have a question about career or money you'd like us to answer on the air? Send us an email at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com. We love hearing from you!

Oct 26, 2015

Happy 10th episode to us! In honor of the big 1-0, we are bringing you a PACKED show filled with all your favorite segments: Buzzworthy, Brown Break, Tips and Wins of the Week. As if that wasn't enough, we're also announcing the WINNER of our iTunes giveaway! Buzzworthy: -We are here for Dominican Drake! The #Hotlinering video was great...but the memes were even better. -Everyone's favorite "Hero Mom" from the Baltimore Riots has sadly not done too well since her 15 minutes of fame. -From one crazy to the next, Ann Coulter (of all people) puts Raven-Symone in her place. -Thousands of RushCard customers lost access to their funds for nearly 2 weeks. Now Russell Simmons is in hot water with regulators. We discuss the details and share stories from people who are struggling to pay bills without their hard-earned money. Brown Break: -Tiffany is over people who want to take but not give. -Mandi has a double BB this week: Texas + Trump Tips: -What's it like being a woman who earns more than her partner? How do you own your financial power and your success without diminishing your partner's role in the household? We keep it real and tell you what has worked for us. Wins of the week: -Tiffany treats herself to something nice. -Mandi gushes about her new TV obsession — "Jane the Virgin"

Oct 20, 2015

We're baaack! Tweet us @TheBApodcast or join the fun community we're building on Facebook! Let us know what topics/questions you'd like addressed on the show. We spend a lot of time on today's show talking about one of our favorite subjects — how to push through and ask for more when you deserve it at work. We were inspired by Jennifer Lawrence's open letter about gender bias in the entertainment industry. Here's what else we've got cooking this week, BA fam: Brown Break: Why has no one canceled The View yet? Like for real though? And Tiffany begs the world to stop asking her this ONE question. Tips: Tiffany "The Budgetnista" herself reveals her (drumroll please!) BUDGET and we talk about how we work hard to avoid the "lifestyle inflation trap." Wins of the week: Tiffany tells you about the nonprofit helping homeless kids enjoy their birthdays and Mandi gives a huge shoutout to one of her idols. Want to stay in touch? You can always email us at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com.  

Oct 12, 2015

 

Thanks to you beautiful people our last episode was our most popular show to date! Please keep spreading the word by leaving us a review on iTunes and tweeting us @TheBApodcast with the hashtag #BrownAmbition. We keep the party going on Facebook, too, so like our page and stay in the loop on all our BA news: facebook.com/brownambition.

Here’s what we’ve got going on in this week’s show:

BUZZWORTHY: 

Tiffany teaches Mandi the meaning of “project heat”. 

How a teenage boy got a publisher to rewrite a chapter in his history book. #BrownAmbitionForReal

We tell you ALL you need to know about “Hood Smart,” a show that has us buzzing with brown pride. 

BROWN BREAK:

Mandi has some strong words for people spreading lies about Planned Parenthood.  

It’s Halloween season and Tiffany makes a plea for the end of black face. 

TIPS: 

We give you FIVE amazing strategies to make your credit score “Jump like Jordan” as Tiff says. 

WINS:

We introduce you to the woman who turned a school bus into a mobile financial literacy movement. She’s truly everything that Brown Ambition is all about.

Mandi has a special shoutout for Shonda Rhimes (and it has nothing to do with her TV shows!)

Oct 6, 2015

We have a PACKED show for you this week, BA fam. Buzzworthy: -11 black women who were kicked off a posh Napa Valley wine tour SUE the company for discrimination. -America pits Republican candidate Ben Carson's wife against Michelle Obama. Who wins? Mandi has some strong opinions... -Mandi & Tiffany talk about a panel about diversity they attended that got a little, well...uncomfortable. Brown Break: -The Kardashians' new Cosmo cover pushes Tiffany over the edge -Mandi begs everyone to stop congratulating women on being light-skinned Wins of the week: -Mandi gets personal, describing how she stood up for herself when a coworker mistreated her at the office. -Tiffany has a special message for the Obamas BA Tips: -We invite a very special guest, financial planning expert Avani Ramnani, who tells us how she inspires women to take risks with investing and simple strategies we all can use to build our wealth. As Tiffany says "you can't save your way to wealthy." AMEN.

Sep 28, 2015

  You may know her as the Money Coach, but we call her our Fairy Money Godmother  — the incomparable Lynette Khalfani-Cox is our first-ever BA podcast guest! Lynnette is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of 12 books (Yes. 12.)  including the New York Times bestseller "Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom." (Just in case you doubt her street cred, just know that Lynnette paid off $100,000 of credit card debt in 3 years!) She's an inspiration and she joins us to talk about how she made the leap from a 9-to-5 lifestyle to mega success as an entrepreneur. She also gets real about working side by side with her husband, Earl, and keeping their relationship healthy while managing their business. Don't forget we are doing an iTunes giveaway to a lucky reviewer! Leave a review and email us at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com with a screenshot. We've got some great prizes! More info at http://brownambitionpodcast.com.  

Sep 22, 2015

  You guys. We couldn't wait a whole week to talk about the epic amounts of black girl magic that occurred at the Emmys this weekend, so we are bringing you a special bonus edition of Brown Ambition. From Viola's history-making win, to Regina King's long overdue trophy and the Apple commercial that still has us talking (#KerryMaryTaraji) ... so much to celebrate! We also have some exciting news to share about Tiffany's Live Richer Challenge! ITUNES REVIEW GIVEAWAY: We're giving a way a copy of Tiff's bestselling book "The Live Richer Challenge" along with an adorable "Frugal is the New Cool" tote bag to one lucky reviewer, so please leave a review in iTunes if you haven't yet. Then email us at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com to let us know you have. Website: http://brownambitionpodcast.com.  

Sep 21, 2015

In this episode, Tiffany tells you how to spot a life coach scam, Mandi calls for the end of World Star Hip-Hop and the ladies tell you how to manage your finances jointly with your partner. See more at http://brownambitionpodcast.com.

Sep 13, 2015

In this episode, we serve up some simple tips to help you prepare financially for marriage (yikes!). We talk about what's buzzing: Serena Williams' epic defeat in the U.S. Open and why we don't care because she is still the best person EVER; and the shocking police attack on another tennis pro, James Blake. In this week's Brown Break, Mandi makes a desperate plea for the end of man buns and Tiffany seeks reprieve from street harassment (really, is that too much to ask guys?). We introduce an old-new segment called "Brown Brilliance". Last but not least, Tiffany tells you how to financially prepare for marriage (dun dun dun!). For more, check out brownambitionpodcast.com.

Sep 13, 2015

In Episode 2 of Brown Ambition, we tell you what it's really like to be the "only one" in the office. Tiffany talks about growing up in "Nigeria Central", Mandi tells you how she negotiated a 25% raise, and we both discuss the merits of simply knowing when to shut up.

 

 

 

 

Sep 12, 2015

In our first episode, we explain what 'Brown Ambition' is all about and tackle the question we've both been asking ourselves — when's the right time to have a kid, anyway? Mandi explains what "white feminism" is all about, Tiffany calls for the end of the "Perm v. Natural" debate and both of us share our wins of the week. As if that wasn't enough, Mandi offers 4 key tips to save on rent and Tiffany serves up a key strategy for new business owners.

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