Brown Ambition

Brown Ambition

Every Wednesday Brown Ambition helps you unapologetically build wealth by saving, investing and making smart career choices — on your own terms! Your hosts are 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.

Episodes

December 7, 2022 39 min
The infamous "listener Kevin" joined Tiffany to discuss how to deal with finances in a marriage! Kevin speaks about how transformative Mandi and Tiffany's advice was on how to help his wife. Tiffany completely opens up about how she handled finances in her own marriage and spills all the tea for the BA fam. The two also have a great conversation about boundaries and safe words in a relationship. We want to hear from you...
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Mandi and Tiffany are back with this week's BA Q&A! First, Listener Big Booty Judy, is concerned that her new accountant is unprofessional and sloppy. Mandi tells her to follow her gut and to not ignore the red flags! Tiffany warns us about the best way to handle confidential information when dealing with accountants. Then, a listener wants to know if it's racist that she wants a black realtor. Mandi gives her the green...
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November 30, 2022 39 min
The ladies kick-off this episode by giving us a recap of their holiday weekends. Mandi threw a 3rd birthday party for her son and Tiffany was on the Jennifer Hudson show! Then, our financial besties tell us about all of the signs of the recession, Tiffany's advice is to save our money and hunker down. Tiffany also talks about a scary message she received about owing taxes and Mandi warns everyone not to let the recession make t...
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November 25, 2022 24 min
Mandi Money is back with a solo Q&A! First, a frustrated listener wrote in to ask if she should quit working for her mom. Ya'll can probably guess the advice we got from the Queen of quitting. Then, a new business owner is overwhelmed with clientele and wants advice on how to handle everything. 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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Tiffany is solo this week to answer one of your BA Q&As! One of Tiffany's special mentees wants advice on how to grow her podcast and grow her business. Tiffany gives her great tips on how to maximize her community. Tiffany then, stresses the importance of unlearning the lies we tell ourselves about being successful. We want to hear from you! Drop us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram ...
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Mandi and Tiffany are in the studio for this week's BA QA! The ladies are joined by an incredible listener, Gabrielle Reid. Gabrielle is an actor in New York and wants to know if she should incorporate or not. Tiffany starts off by giving her all of the benefits and disadvantages of starting a business. Then, Our favorite career coach, Mandi schools us about opening up a "solo 401k." This episode is packed with good inf...
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Our favorite career coach is riding solo for a career BA QA today! First, a pregnant listener wants to know how to prepare for a baby in the career space. Mandi breaks down the truth about maternity leave and gives this mommy great advice on how to find career success while expecting. Then, a listener wants to know if she should keep a job that's not serving her out of fear. Mandi gives her the approval to free herself, trust h...
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November 11, 2022 20 min
Both of our financial besties are back for a BA Q&A! First, a listener wants to know the best practices to save towards a home down payment. Tiffany gives us great advice on how to make your savings "inconvenient". Then, a listener who is going through a divorce needs major financial advice on how to start completely over. Mandi gives her great advice on how to prepare a resume and how to prep her savings. Tiffany gives...
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November 9, 2022 48 min
Both of our financial besties are back with a packed episode. In this week's catch up, Mandi shares her experience on the Today Show, where she spoke about the pay transparency law. Then, Tiffany gives us the run down on her trip to Dubai. Tiffany also gives us the full scoop on her house buying journey and drops major tips on how to determine a home's value. Then, Mandi warns the BA fam about layoffs and gives great advice...
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November 4, 2022 33 min
For today's BA Q&A, Mandi is Solo with her special guests Delyanne Barros and Marc Russell. First, a listener wants to know what is happening with student loan forgiveness! Delyanne is optimistic about it and tells everyone not to panic, which leads to an interesting conversation about politics. Then, a listener wants to know how to budget for the holidays. Marc gives great advice on how to set up a "holiday fund" a...
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November 2, 2022 39 min
In this special Halloween treat, Mandi went live on YouTube with Marc Russell and Delyanne Barros! The trio discussed their scariest money moments and their favorite Halloween memories. Delyanne tells a touching story about moving to Portugal and they had a great conversation about setting boundaries and saying no. They end this episode by talking about retirement funds, 401ks, and Vanguard! Sign Up For The "Nail Your Negotiati...
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October 28, 2022 19 min
A listener calls in to our financial besties and wants entrepreneurship advice! Leah is a mom, a nurse, and business owner and needs some help organizing her plans. The Budgetnista gives her great advice on how to budget her personal income to help her business and Mandi gives her some great advice on how to make extra money! This is an awesome episode to listen to for people interested in starting a business. We want to hear from ...
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Tiffany kicks off this episode by telling her exciting news! The Budgetnista is buying another house and lets the BA Fam in on all of the details. As she gives us the inside scoop of her new home buying journey, she breaks down finances and the way she's handling all of her business! For this week's Boost or Break, Mandi boosts for fighting her home appraisal! Tiffany boosts "The Budgetnista Law" being passed throug...
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We have our first BA Q&A guest listener episode! Listener, Ana, calls in to ask how to spark change at her workplace.She feels like they aren't hiring black nurses and when she brings this up to upper management, she's met with defensiveness. Our career and finance besties give her the best advice. We want to hear from you! Drop us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambition...
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In this week's catch up, Tiffany is healthy and gives us an update on her experience being on Ryan and Kelly! She also fills us in on how she celebrated her birthday. Mandi made some upgrades to Mandi Money makers that we are very excited about. Then, the ladies give us a quick lesson on rest, saying no, and taking breaks. Then, we are joined by Diversity Inclusion expert, Aiko Bethea. Aiko talks about being a leadership expert...
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October 14, 2022 17 min
Mandi Money is riding solo for this week's BA Q&A. Get well soon Tiffany! First, a listener writes in and needs advice for her sister. She's been working the same job for twenty years and thinks that it's time for a change! Mandi, our favorite career coach, gives her PLENTY of advice on how to advance in her career. Then, a listener needs advice on how to do salary negotiations even when working for social services....
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Tiffany kicks off the episode by sneezing and coughing, Oh no! Unfortunately, Tiffany is under the weather after her fabulous company trip to New Orleans. The ladies do a quick catch up and Tiffany logs off to get some much need rest. Feel better Tiffany ! After the break, we are joined by the illustrious Christopher Rivas. Christopher Rivas is quickly becoming one of the most sought after multi-hyphenates as an actor, author, podc...
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The ladies are back to answer your juicy career questions! First, a listener has a serious dilemma. She has a new job opportunity with amazing benefits but is concerned about taking it because she's trying to get pregnant. Unfortunately, her maternity leave won't kick in for a year, so, she asked our financial besties for advice. Lastly, a frustrated listener is being underpaid! She agreed to a 38k a year salary and has onl...
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Mandi kicks off this episode by recapping the panel she hosted at the Congressional Black Caucus. Then, Tiffany explains taking her team on a trip and how she handles giving out bonuses! Tiffany also shares with the BA Fam what she looks for in a mentor and what's most important to her. For this week's Boost or Break, Tiffany breaks for people not respecting her boundaries in her home- then boosts for her bonus daughter'...
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The ladies are back for a classic BA Q&A! First, listener "Suzie Carmichael" feels a little uneasy about spending her savings on home repairs. Tiffany and Mandi gave her great advice on how to handle it. Then, a serial job hopper wants to know what to do with all of her Roth RIA accounts. Tiffany tells her roll it over! If you want to find your missing money, checkout https://www.missingmoney.com/. We want to hear from ...
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