Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition

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." Got a question? Call or text us at 844-858-8080. Published Wednesdays and Fridays.

Episodes

February 23, 2024 33 mins
First, Mandi encourages a listener to save and invest her money instead of spending frivolously. Then, Tiffany teaches a listener how to grow their business and teaches us the difference between community and income. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Mandi is joined by her brother, Alex Woodruff. In this episode, Alex shares how he recovered from being laid off from his job and gives some helpful advice to anyone going through the same thing. Mandi and Alex also discuss negotiations, networking on LinkedIn, and why it's important to take big risks in your career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 16, 2024 21 mins
Your financial besties are back for this week's BA Q&A. First, a woman is pivoting from the education space but is worried about changing careers and what will come with that. Mandi gives her great advice on how not to count your chickens before they hatch. Then, a listener wants to switch companies and Mandi gave her some expert career coaching advice. This episode is all about career and our financial besties do not disappoint. L...
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February 14, 2024 50 mins
The ladies start this episode by discussing everything surrounding the Super bowl. Mandi and Tiffany share their opinions on Usher's halftime show, Beyonce's surprise drop, and the iconic Superbowl commercials. Before the break, our financial big sisters discuss the current tough climate as an entrepreneur and in the 9-5 world. For this week's Boost Or Break, Tiffany boosts for a new program she's involved in where she's hiring fin...
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February 9, 2024 19 mins
Both of your financial big sisters are here for this week's BA Q&A. First, listener "Monica" wants to know if borrowing money from your 401k is a smart way to pay off debt. Then, a listener who received an inheritance of $200k needs advice on what to do with all this new money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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February 7, 2024 61 mins
This week, both of our financial besties are joined by Vivian Tu, who left Wall Street and her role as a JP Morgan trader due to burnout. Embracing a new chapter in the media space, she carried over her financial expertise to build a unique career path. Vivian now offers fun, easily digestible financial advice on social media, aiming to transform "finance into fun-ance" and create an atmosphere where she's simply chatting with frie...
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February 1, 2024 24 mins
Mandi is riding solo for this week's Q&A. First, a listener was asked about her "pay history" from a company and Mandi breaks down why this is not okay! Then, a pregnant listener is concerned about potential lay-offs at her job and Mandi gives her tips on how to make the most of her time there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 31, 2024 75 mins
Mandi and Tiffany start the episode by doing a little catch up and reminisce on early Brown Ambition days. Before break, the ladies also discuss the rise of black investors. After break, the ladies are joined by Gigi Gonzalez. Gigi is a financial educator and bestselling author of Cultura & Cash! She's on a mission to empower first-generation students and young professionals of color entering the workplace to confidently manage the...
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January 26, 2024 40 mins
Mandi is joined by her cousin, Anna. Anna is a full-time college student with dreams of working in the med-spa industry. Mandi does a live coaching call and gives Anna some tools on what's going to set her apart. This is a great episode for anyone who are looking for creative ways to move up in your industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 24, 2024 45 mins
Tiffany is joined in the studio by Arlan Hamilton. Arlan chronicled her path of going from homeless to being a trailblazer in the venture capital world in her 2020 book, It’s About Damn Time: How To Turn Being Underestimated Into Your Greatest Advantage. Hamilton just released her latest book, Your First Million: Why You Don’t Have To Be Born Into A Legacy of Wealth To Leave One Behind. Hamilton’s goal is to help create 1,000 more ...
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Tiffany is riding solo for this week's BA Q&A! First, Tiffany gives us tips on how to stay on financial track this year. Then, The Budgetnista gives us some major business advice and teaches us how to save for a rainy day. Made Whole: madewholeworkbook.com Business mentorship with Tiffany: mymentortiffany.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 17, 2024 48 mins
This week Tiffany is joined by Vrinda Gupta. Vrinda Gupta is the CEO & Co-Founder of Sequin (www.sequincard.com/brownambition), a women’s banking and financial education membership club designed by women, for women. She is a globally recognized credit expert by Forbes, ABC7 News, and Fintech Magazine, who helped launch the popular Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card at Visa Inc. Vrinda lives in San Francisco, California, and is a pr...
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Both of your financial big sisters are back in the studio for a BA Q&A! First, a listener wants to know if she should be saving or paying down debt. Then, a listener wants to know if he should take a pay cut for a better work environment and the ladies give him great advice. Live Richer Challenge: Credit Edition LRCcredit.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 10, 2024 65 mins
Both of your financial besties are back in the studio this week! They start by recapping their holiday adventures and Tiffany gives us a little insight on her love life. Then, the ladies bring back "Brown Ambition Buzz" and share the hottest topics in the news. The ladies discuss the Johnathan Majors trial, the Katt Williams interview, and the money issues in black Hollywood. For this week's Brown Boost Brown Break, Tiffany boosts ...
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January 5, 2024 25 mins
Tiffany is riding solo for the first recording of the New Year! First, Tiffany stresses the importance of being intentional this year and manifesting the life of our dreams. Then, The Budgenista shares a big business mistake she made and gives the BA Fam a major learning lesson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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January 2, 2024 26 mins
Brandice joins us for a BA Q&A! Brandice shares why she didn't make Harlem Fashion Week a non-profit business. She also gives tips on how to network and build partnerships with brands. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 29, 2023 23 mins
The Budgetnista discusses "burn out" and how she's working to overcome it. Tiffany talks about how grief pushed her to change the dynamics of her business and how she's set boundaries for her life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 27, 2023 19 mins
Mandi is riding solo this week for a BA Q&A. A frustrated listener is having a hard time looking for work and our favorite career coach doesn't disappoint with her advice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 22, 2023 19 mins
We have a fresh question and BA throwback! These two Q&As are all about consolidating debt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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December 20, 2023 26 mins
Mandi is riding solo for this week's BA Q&A! First, a woman who recently moves to the states and is tired of being a nanny needs some advice on the next steps. Then, Mandi gives a woman awesome advice on how to pivot at her current company and negotiate for the big bucks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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