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Brown Ambition

Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche

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Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition

Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany Aliche

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Brown Ambition is a weekly podcast about juggling life, career, and building wealth on your own terms. Your hosts are Mandi Woodruff, executive editor of MagnifyMoney.com and former personal finance reporter for Yahoo Finance, and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and best-selling author of "The One-Week Budget."

Latest Episodes

Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

The world is a lot right now. Let's talk about it. Resources: TheNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. - naacpldf.org Support a Black business: Blacklivesmatter.com/shop Color of Change - https://colorofchange.org/ 16 Orgs that are bailing out protestors: https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/black-lives-matter-bail-protestors-donate-charities-1234622677/ RESEARCH NONPROFITS BEFORE DONATING HERE:https://www.charitynavigator.org/ Links to anti-racist resources to send your white friends: 1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcnXnOhM*YNlgMgo4D07mNyOtlVctmg 2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hpub-jkm9cLzJWqZSsETqbE6tZ13Q0UbQz--vQ2avEc/edit?usp=sharing

69 MIN3 d ago
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Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

Ep 218 - Financial Double Dutch

Let's talk about the housing market. Will there be another housing crash like there was after 2008? Is now a good time to buy a house? What about refinancing? We talk about this and more, then we answer your questions like: If we get a second stimulus check, would it makes sense to spend a few hundred dollars on some stock while the the price is low? My grandfather gave me a car. Should I sell my old car or rent it out for extra income? And check out the following links for more: Lending Tree Refinance Calculator: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/calculators/mortgage-refinance-calculator/ The Hertz bankruptcy and buying rental cars: https://twocents.lifehacker.com/get-ready-to-buy-a-rental-car-for-dirt-cheap-1843677823 More on Central Park Karen: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/us/central-park-video-dog-video-african-american-trnd/index.html Products that qualify for FSA funds: https://fsastore.com/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up o...

58 MIN1 w ago
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Ep 218 - Financial Double Dutch

Ep 217 - I'm Getting a Lump Sum of Cash, How Should I Use It?

We got so many supportive messages from you all after last week's show. Thank you! This week we're trying to figure out what summer might look like, when we might be back in our offices, and who will be the first people in our quarantine bubble. Then we're answering your questions like: How do I handle closed credit cards to improve my credit score? I'm expecting a large lump sum of money, I need some advice on how to use it. Check out the links below for more information: Secured Credit Cards: https://www.magnifymoney.com/compare/secured-credit-cards/ Credit Builder Loans: https://www.self.inc/ Calculate your noodle Budget: https://thebudgetnistablog.com/noodle-budget-101-how-to-adjust-during-financial-crisis/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up on Instagram@brownambitionpodcast

46 MIN2 w ago
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Ep 217 - I'm Getting a Lump Sum of Cash, How Should I Use It?

Ep 216 - My Mom is Terrible With Her Finances, How Can I Help Her?

This week, Tiff got her house appraised, and the result came in mysteriously low. Wonder why that is? We also talk about the right (and wrong) ways to go about giving and receiving mentorship. Then, as always, we're answering your questions like: My mom is 60 and is horrible with money. What can I do to help her? What was your most ridiculous or unnecessary online purchase since quarantine began? how often do you take naps during quarantine? Or is that even possible? Since the quarantine, do you eat at home or order out? have you had to delete people from social media due to their excessive posting about the virus? what’s the first thing you wanna do once quarantine has been lifted? what music are you listening to right now? Check out these links for more: The NY Time article Tiff mentioned: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/27/upshot/diversity-housing-maps-raleigh-gentrification.html Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott: https://hypebeast.com/2020/5/jill-scott-erykah-badu-verzuz-ba...

60 MIN3 w ago
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Ep 216 - My Mom is Terrible With Her Finances, How Can I Help Her?

Ep 215 - If Now is a Good Time To Invest, Where Do I Start?

Last week, Mandi talked about having hard conversations, and this week, Tiffany had one! Listen in to find out more. As always, we're answering your questions, like: -Since federal student loan payments have been waived until September, what should I do with the money that would normally go to my loan balance each month? -What are some of the pros and cons of putting your money into a money market account? -If now is a good time to invest, how do I start? Check out these links for more: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up on Instagram@brownambitionpodcast

66 MINMAY 6
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Ep 215 - If Now is a Good Time To Invest, Where Do I Start?

Ep 214 - The Check In

This week we're taking some time to check in on each other. We're making hard phone calls and having hard conversations, and giving ourselves A BREAK. We're also answering questions like: -what's going on with this rent strike movement in New York? -I'm trying to save for a house, but I have medical debt that I can't afford to pay, what should I do? Check out these links for more resources: For pro bono financial planning work for underserved communities: https://www.onefpa.org/Pages/ProBonoPlanning.aspx IRS info about the economic impact payments:https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small biz owners impactedby Covid-19:https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us u...

49 MINAPR 29
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Ep 214 - The Check In

Ep 213 - The Turmoil is Real!

Happy Wednesday, BA fam! Why is Suze Orman is telling people to spend money on their credit cards right now? Get the scoop on this and other money questions this week like: Should we dip into our savings to pay for my husband's nursing school? Online savings account interest rates are dropping, is now a bad time to open one? If you receive social security and didn't get money for a qualifying dependent, go here to find out what you need to do. The deadline is 4-22! Magnify Money Online Savings Account comparisons: https://www.magnifymoney.com/compare/savings-account/ Find a local food bank to get help from or donate to: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank IRS info about the economic impact payments: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small b...

49 MINAPR 22
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Ep 213 - The Turmoil is Real!

Ep 212 - Covid-19 Scams Are On the Rise...Here's How to Protect Yourself

Hey BA Fam - On this week's show, we're taking on scammers and price gougers, giving you the tools and information to keep your finances safe. For more information check out: Find Out When Your Stimulus Check is Coming via IRS FTC Coronavirus Scams Help Site 7 Common Covid-19 Scams Explained

36 MINAPR 15
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Ep 212 - Covid-19 Scams Are On the Rise...Here's How to Protect Yourself

More Covid-19 Money Questions Answered

As we move into the 3rd or 4th week of staying home, COVID-19 is still affecting almost every area of our lives. We’re talking about how to cope. We’re going to tell you about how we’re taking care of our mental health, our families, and our businesses. Last week we talked a lot about the stimulus checks many of us will be getting. This week we’re also talking about how this bill affects small businesses, freelancers, and other 1099 workers. Then as always, we’re answering YOUR questions, including: I haven’t filed my taxes in two years. What do I need to do to qualify for a stimulus check? I thought the president suspended student loan payments. My servicer is telling me my full payment is due. What do I do? I was planning on opening a credit card this month, should I wait? Student Loan Forbearance Info: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans:https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ File for unemployment insurance:https://www...

40 MINAPR 8
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More Covid-19 Money Questions Answered

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming! Here's What To Do With Yours

This week, we start with a much needed mental health check in. The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our work, our money, and relationships and we’re all figuring out what that’s going to look like for us in the coming months. Spoiler alert: IT’S OKAY TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. On the show today, we talk about the $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress and what it means for you: How much my will my stimulus check be? When will I get my stimulus check? What should I do with my stimulus check? I’m a small business owner, what’s in this for me? And we get some Mali More updates too! Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans:https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small biz owners impactedby Covid-19:https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/ As always, please reach out w...

43 MINAPR 1
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Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming! Here's What To Do With Yours

Latest Episodes

Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

The world is a lot right now. Let's talk about it. Resources: TheNAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. - naacpldf.org Support a Black business: Blacklivesmatter.com/shop Color of Change - https://colorofchange.org/ 16 Orgs that are bailing out protestors: https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/black-lives-matter-bail-protestors-donate-charities-1234622677/ RESEARCH NONPROFITS BEFORE DONATING HERE:https://www.charitynavigator.org/ Links to anti-racist resources to send your white friends: 1. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRlF2_zhNe86SGgHa6-VlBO-QgirITwCTugSfKie5Fs/preview?pru=AAABcnXnOhM*YNlgMgo4D07mNyOtlVctmg 2. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hpub-jkm9cLzJWqZSsETqbE6tZ13Q0UbQz--vQ2avEc/edit?usp=sharing

69 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

Ep 218 - Financial Double Dutch

Let's talk about the housing market. Will there be another housing crash like there was after 2008? Is now a good time to buy a house? What about refinancing? We talk about this and more, then we answer your questions like: If we get a second stimulus check, would it makes sense to spend a few hundred dollars on some stock while the the price is low? My grandfather gave me a car. Should I sell my old car or rent it out for extra income? And check out the following links for more: Lending Tree Refinance Calculator: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/calculators/mortgage-refinance-calculator/ The Hertz bankruptcy and buying rental cars: https://twocents.lifehacker.com/get-ready-to-buy-a-rental-car-for-dirt-cheap-1843677823 More on Central Park Karen: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/26/us/central-park-video-dog-video-african-american-trnd/index.html Products that qualify for FSA funds: https://fsastore.com/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up o...

58 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep 218 - Financial Double Dutch

Ep 217 - I'm Getting a Lump Sum of Cash, How Should I Use It?

We got so many supportive messages from you all after last week's show. Thank you! This week we're trying to figure out what summer might look like, when we might be back in our offices, and who will be the first people in our quarantine bubble. Then we're answering your questions like: How do I handle closed credit cards to improve my credit score? I'm expecting a large lump sum of money, I need some advice on how to use it. Check out the links below for more information: Secured Credit Cards: https://www.magnifymoney.com/compare/secured-credit-cards/ Credit Builder Loans: https://www.self.inc/ Calculate your noodle Budget: https://thebudgetnistablog.com/noodle-budget-101-how-to-adjust-during-financial-crisis/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up on Instagram@brownambitionpodcast

46 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep 217 - I'm Getting a Lump Sum of Cash, How Should I Use It?

Ep 216 - My Mom is Terrible With Her Finances, How Can I Help Her?

This week, Tiff got her house appraised, and the result came in mysteriously low. Wonder why that is? We also talk about the right (and wrong) ways to go about giving and receiving mentorship. Then, as always, we're answering your questions like: My mom is 60 and is horrible with money. What can I do to help her? What was your most ridiculous or unnecessary online purchase since quarantine began? how often do you take naps during quarantine? Or is that even possible? Since the quarantine, do you eat at home or order out? have you had to delete people from social media due to their excessive posting about the virus? what’s the first thing you wanna do once quarantine has been lifted? what music are you listening to right now? Check out these links for more: The NY Time article Tiff mentioned: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/27/upshot/diversity-housing-maps-raleigh-gentrification.html Erykah Badu vs Jill Scott: https://hypebeast.com/2020/5/jill-scott-erykah-badu-verzuz-ba...

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep 216 - My Mom is Terrible With Her Finances, How Can I Help Her?

Ep 215 - If Now is a Good Time To Invest, Where Do I Start?

Last week, Mandi talked about having hard conversations, and this week, Tiffany had one! Listen in to find out more. As always, we're answering your questions, like: -Since federal student loan payments have been waived until September, what should I do with the money that would normally go to my loan balance each month? -What are some of the pros and cons of putting your money into a money market account? -If now is a good time to invest, how do I start? Check out these links for more: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us up on Instagram@brownambitionpodcast

66 MINMAY 6
Comments
Ep 215 - If Now is a Good Time To Invest, Where Do I Start?

Ep 214 - The Check In

This week we're taking some time to check in on each other. We're making hard phone calls and having hard conversations, and giving ourselves A BREAK. We're also answering questions like: -what's going on with this rent strike movement in New York? -I'm trying to save for a house, but I have medical debt that I can't afford to pay, what should I do? Check out these links for more resources: For pro bono financial planning work for underserved communities: https://www.onefpa.org/Pages/ProBonoPlanning.aspx IRS info about the economic impact payments:https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small biz owners impactedby Covid-19:https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/ Reach out with your questions tobrownambitionpodcast@gmail.comor hit us u...

49 MINAPR 29
Comments
Ep 214 - The Check In

Ep 213 - The Turmoil is Real!

Happy Wednesday, BA fam! Why is Suze Orman is telling people to spend money on their credit cards right now? Get the scoop on this and other money questions this week like: Should we dip into our savings to pay for my husband's nursing school? Online savings account interest rates are dropping, is now a bad time to open one? If you receive social security and didn't get money for a qualifying dependent, go here to find out what you need to do. The deadline is 4-22! Magnify Money Online Savings Account comparisons: https://www.magnifymoney.com/compare/savings-account/ Find a local food bank to get help from or donate to: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank IRS info about the economic impact payments: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small b...

49 MINAPR 22
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Ep 213 - The Turmoil is Real!

Ep 212 - Covid-19 Scams Are On the Rise...Here's How to Protect Yourself

Hey BA Fam - On this week's show, we're taking on scammers and price gougers, giving you the tools and information to keep your finances safe. For more information check out: Find Out When Your Stimulus Check is Coming via IRS FTC Coronavirus Scams Help Site 7 Common Covid-19 Scams Explained

36 MINAPR 15
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Ep 212 - Covid-19 Scams Are On the Rise...Here's How to Protect Yourself

More Covid-19 Money Questions Answered

As we move into the 3rd or 4th week of staying home, COVID-19 is still affecting almost every area of our lives. We’re talking about how to cope. We’re going to tell you about how we’re taking care of our mental health, our families, and our businesses. Last week we talked a lot about the stimulus checks many of us will be getting. This week we’re also talking about how this bill affects small businesses, freelancers, and other 1099 workers. Then as always, we’re answering YOUR questions, including: I haven’t filed my taxes in two years. What do I need to do to qualify for a stimulus check? I thought the president suspended student loan payments. My servicer is telling me my full payment is due. What do I do? I was planning on opening a credit card this month, should I wait? Student Loan Forbearance Info: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans:https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ File for unemployment insurance:https://www...

40 MINAPR 8
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More Covid-19 Money Questions Answered

Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming! Here's What To Do With Yours

This week, we start with a much needed mental health check in. The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our work, our money, and relationships and we’re all figuring out what that’s going to look like for us in the coming months. Spoiler alert: IT’S OKAY TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. On the show today, we talk about the $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress and what it means for you: How much my will my stimulus check be? When will I get my stimulus check? What should I do with my stimulus check? I’m a small business owner, what’s in this for me? And we get some Mali More updates too! Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans:https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ File for unemployment insurance:https://www.careeronestop.org/ Mortgage relief programs and tips:https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/ Guide for small biz owners impactedby Covid-19:https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/ As always, please reach out w...

43 MINAPR 1
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Coronavirus Stimulus Checks Are Coming! Here's What To Do With Yours

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