195 episodes

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."

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."

    Ep 223 - Should I Give Two Weeks Notice Before I Quit?

    Ep 223 - Should I Give Two Weeks Notice Before I Quit?

    Mandi is playing NO games in getting her house refinanced. Learn how to shop around and make the loan officers work for YOU.
    On the flip side, if you're having trouble keeping up with a mortgage payment, check out this guide to Covid-19 related mortgage help.
    And finally we're answering your questions, including:

    Are you familiar with a sou sou? Is it a ponzi scheme or pyramid scheme?

    I may not be able to give my job 2 weeks notice before I quit, what are your thoughts?


    Read these resources below for more:
    https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/
    https://www.essence.com/news/money-career/what-is-a-sou-sou-savings-club-facts/
    https://www.bet.com/shows/bet-awards/performers.html

    Reach out with your questions to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

    • 53 min
    7 Things Every Employee Should Ask Their Company For Now

    7 Things Every Employee Should Ask Their Company For Now

    Mandi is taking concrete steps to handle racial disparities at work, Tiff is saying no to people who don't deserve her time, and hello to all the new people listening from Spotify!
    As mentioned on the show, here's a list of 7 things employees can ask their companies to do in support of inclusivity now.
    Questions:
    How do I get my money back after I've been scammed?
    Check out these links for info on what you might be able to do about it:
    ftc.gov/giftcards
    ftc.gov/complaint
    And this week's insta to follow is @karensgoingwild
    Reach out with your questions to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 221 - Are you REALLY an Ally?

    Ep 221 - Are you REALLY an Ally?

    What does allyship look like, and why is it important in this current moment? Do companies actually mean what they say when they're posting about Black Lives Matter? And what do palm trees have to do with all this?

    For more check out:
    https://www.tonybakercomedy.com/
    change.org/renamegrady
    The NAACP 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

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep 220 - Find You a Friend Like Mandi

    Ep 220 - Find You a Friend Like Mandi

    We've got hopes and dreams for this moment, and we've spent a lot of time thinking about how we're going to move forward from today. But also, DID YOU SEE TIFF ON QUEER EYE?
    What Tiff gave Tyreek is her 36 day Live Richer Challenge. You can do this too! Check it out.
    You can find the Instagrammer Tiff talks about on this episode @wordy.talk
    Check out these links for more:
    The NAACP 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

    • 57 min
    Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

    Ep 219 - Black Lives Matter. Periodt.

    The world is a lot right now. Let's talk about it.

    Resources:
    The NAACP 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

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 218 - Financial Double Dutch

    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 to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
975 Ratings

975 Ratings

CorJay132 ,

Worth listening

Thank you two so much. I’ve learned lots and also found a source of release. Truly grateful.

MSW7311 ,

Love these gals!

Always informative! Can't wait to listen!!

Quilla4 ,

Thank you!

Honestly my favorite financial podcast

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