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Winner of The Webby Award, Brown Ambition helps you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! So join personal finance expert and journalist Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and author of The New York Times bestseller "Get Good With Money." Published Wednesdays and Fridays.

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    • 4.8 • 2.4K Ratings

Winner of The Webby Award, Brown Ambition helps you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! So join personal finance expert and journalist Mandi Woodruff and Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche, an award-winning financial educator and author of The New York Times bestseller "Get Good With Money." Published Wednesdays and Fridays.

    How to Unlock the Next Budget Friendly Step

    How to Unlock the Next Budget Friendly Step

    In another edition of the BA QA, Natasha asks how to unlock the next budget friendly step in her financial journey. With a good foundation on various topics, she would like to invest with education and purpose -- but wonders how she can elevate on a budget. Mandi and Tiffany break it down.
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    • 23 min
    Les Alfred: Why the Journey is the Destination

    Les Alfred: Why the Journey is the Destination

    Les Alfred, creator of The Balance Black Girl and host of the Balanced Black Girl podcast, tells Mandi and Tiffany all about how she finally learned to live her best life, the importance of self care, and why it's ultimately the journey that's the destination. Plus, the ladies further discuss therapy, fitness, health, and why it's going to be a "35 Hotter" summer.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Get Good With Money (How-To Monday)

    Get Good With Money (How-To Monday)

    In another edition of How-To Monday, Mandi looks back on a very special episode -- the official book release week for Tiffany, and they're talking all about the concept of financial wholeness. Mandi even took the quiz herself. Listen in for the full breakdown of her results and learn how to (finally) get good with money.
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    • 56 min
    How To Get Paid Your Worth in Corporate America

    How To Get Paid Your Worth in Corporate America

    Listener "Penelope" received an annual bonus of 1% and a 2.5% salary increase, but still feels like she isn't making nearly enough money. Is racking up sign-on bonuses and equity the only way to make more in the corporate world? Mandi breaks it all down in another addition of the BA QA.
    We want to hear from you! Drop us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast.
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    • 18 min
    Former Obama Staffer Deesha Dyer's 'Undiplomatic' Rise to the Top

    Former Obama Staffer Deesha Dyer's 'Undiplomatic' Rise to the Top

    Deesha Dyer, former White House Social Secretary during the Obama Administration, joins Mandi to talk about her book, UNDIPLOMATIC: How My Attitude Created the Best Kind of Trouble.  She discusses her journey to one of the most sought-after gigs in D.C. and the life changing lessons it taught her. Plus, weird Obama quirks, behind-the-scenes stories about Prince and Stevie Wonder, and more.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    How To Invest Beyond Your 401K (How-To Mondays)

    How To Invest Beyond Your 401K (How-To Mondays)

    This week on the BA "How-To" Monday, Mandi and Tiffany discuss “HOW TO INVEST BEYOND YOUR 401(K)." In a throwback of the show's 100th episode, they break down why it’s finally time to start thinking beyond basic savings and retirement accounts. Plus, Mandi’s secret reveal – she’s a cash hoarder. 
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Rita chick ,

Inspiring and Real

I feel at home with this podcast. I learn loads of information in an authentic way. Today’s throw back episode (5/28/24) is so precious and uplifting. I’m in a career transition and so needed this episode! Thanks again!

Araba Assan ,

BEST MONEY PODCAST EVER!!!

Hey Mandi and Tiffany,

I love, love, LOVE listening to you both on Brown Ambition. Been listening for the past year and half. As a 30-year Black woman, getting more serious about my finances, listening to you both has been refreshing and a learning experience.

I’ve taken all your tips and putting them into practice. I am still learning. I am also a fellow Dream Catcher Tiffany!! Thank you, thank you. Brown Ambition has been my life-saver. Keep doing what you ladies do! ✊🏿❤️

Kansas City Diana ,

Funny, musical and educational

These two ladies have inspired me with their advice and hype while interviewing some of the most interesting and helpful guests. I have laughed and cried and felt so uplifted by hearing the stories every week.

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