Brownambition logo.jpg?ixlib=rails 2.1
Brown Ambition

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."

Business
Careers
Investing
1
Ep. 200 — The Absolute Best Time of Month to Ma...
31 min
2
Ep. 199 — Hey Hey Hey 2020!
62 min
3
How “The Money Coach” Balances Business, Marria...
How “The Money Coach” Balances Business, Marriage, and Motherhood
53 min
4
The 2 Documents Everyone Should Have Before The...
60 min
5
How Short-Term Stock Trading Helped This Woman ...
34 min
6
Ep. 198 — How Tiffany Made Her First $1 Million...
69 min
7
Miko Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessie's Hair Care
49 min
8
Ep. 197 — The Choice Between Paying Down Debt a...
46 min
9
Ep. 196 — The Magical Power of Slowing Down
43 min
10
Ep. 195 — Holiday Bonuses & The Risk of Financi...
55 min
11
Ep. 194 — Balancing Boss Life With Wifey Expect...
59 min
12
How a Brain Aneurysm Became a Blessing
53 min
13
Ep. 193 — The One Field on a Job Application Yo...
45 min
14
Ep. 192 — $40,000 of Debt and Not Sure Where t...
47 min
15
Ep. 191 — When Bae Doesn't Like That You Earn M...
45 min
16
Ep. 190 — How to Get Fired In 24 Hours Or Less
39 min
17
Ep. 189 — Tiffany's Goal for The Big 4-0
40 min
18
Ep. 188 — Credit Limit Increases, Equifax Settl...
39 min
19
Ep. 187 — Promote Wealth & Combat Stress by...W...
44 min
20
Ep. 186 — When It's OK to Make the "Wrong" Fina...
49 min
21
Ep. 185 — Is It Time To Prepare for the Next Re...
52 min
22
Battle of the Sexes w/ Paychecks & Balances' Ma...
58 min
23
Making Your Money Work For You with Ash Cash
41 min
24
Ep. 184 — Letting Fear Get in the Way of Buildi...
50 min
25
Ep. 183 — Tips to Talk Your Way Into a Pay Incr...
55 min
26
Ep. 182 — Woah, Baby!
50 min
27
Ep. 181 — The Crushing Cost of Childcare
55 min
28
Ep. 180 — When You Earn Six Figures and Feel Br...
48 min
29
Ep. 179 — Big Moves, Student Debt Mistakes and ...
48 min
30
Ep. 178 —Big Things Poppin'
48 min
31
Ep. 177 — How We Really Feel About Dave Ramsey'...
55 min
32
Ep. 176 — Classic Brown Ambition
49 min
33
Ep. 175 — The College Graduation Gift Heard 'Ro...
47 min
34
How to Start Investing Beyond Your 401(k)
64 min
35
Ep. 174 — When That Clever Tweet Could Cost You...
55 min
36
Ep. 173 — When Money Issues Threaten Your Menta...
49 min
37
Ep. 172 — Getting Married With Six Figure Debt
32 min
38
Ep. 171 — "So Money" Podcast Host Farnoosh Tora...
She tells it like it is.
37 min
39
Ep. 170 — When Paying Off Your Mortgage Doesn't...
36 min
40
Ep. 169 — Finding Your Perfect Retirement Numbe...
45 min
41
Ep. 168 — How "The Money Coach" Balances Busine...
53 min
42
Ep. 167 — Forget Mentors. Here's Why You Need a...
73 min
43
Ep. 166 — How Car Debt is Killing Us
62 min
44
Ep. 165 — The Power in P---- People Off
36 min
45
Ep. 164 — Your Burning 2019 Tax Questions: Answ...
44 min
46
Ep. 163 — Budgeting With Bae
54 min
47
Ep. 162 — Stressed Out About Taxes in 2019? Joi...
46 min
48
Ep. 161 — How Employers Leave Black Workers Behind
46 min
49
Ep. 160  — How Ash Cash Dodged Foreclosure, Dit...
"I ate my humble pie and learned from it."
41 min
50
Ep. 159 — So, About That Guy Who Scammed Tiffan...
So, About That Guy Who Scammed Tiffany Out of $25,000...
44 min
51
Ep. 158 — Fertility Chronicles & Credit Repair
52 min
52
Ep. 157 — Shutdown Woes & Debt Consolidation Qs
29 min
53
Ep. 156 — New Year, New You!
55 min
54
Best of 2018 — Meet the Couple Who Paid Off $10...
43 min
55
EP. 155 — The Credit Question That Had Us Both ...
33 min
56
Ep. 154 — Student Loan Forgiveness + Entreprene...
51 min
57
Ep. 153 — 'Deleting' Bad Credit History Isn't a...
39 min
58
Ep. 152 — Debt-Free For the First Time In 20 Ye...
49 min
59
Ep. 151 — When That Dream Job Might Not Be So D...
39 min
60
Ep. 150 — Multi-Level Marketing Rants and Credi...
39 min
61
Ep. 149 — Coping With Financial FOMO
37 min
62
Ep. 148 — Battle of the Sexes with Paychecks & ...
58 min
63
Ep. 147 — How Tiffany Saved $100,000 On Her Tax...
38 min
64
Ep. 146 — How Tela Holcomb Doubled Her 401(k) I...
34 min
65
Ep. 145 — Real Talk for the Debt Divas Out There
40 min
66
Ep. 144 — How The Recession Made Us Stronger......
23 min
67
Ep. 143 — Fertility Fixer Upper
A long-awaited health/family update from Tiffany
38 min
68
Ep. 142 — Think Outside the 401(k) — Tips to In...
Helen Ngo of Capital Benchmark Partners Joins the Show
64 min
69
How A Hand-Me-Down House Helped This Couple Pay...
28 min
70
Awesomely Luvvie Ajayi
Awesomely Luvvie Ajayi
37 min
71
Ep. 141 — Confessions of an Entrepreneur
The Budgetnista opens up about the challenges of scaling a one-woman business into fully-fledged company with full-time employees.
43 min
72
Ep. 140 —How Much You Should Have Saved by Age ...
Have you saved enough yet?
35 min
73
Ep. 139 – The Personality Test That Can Totally...
Mandi shares the personality test that changed the way she communicates with others at work — for the better!
41 min
74
Ep. 138 — Miko Branch, co-founder of Miss Jessi...
On today's show, we're joined by Miko Branch, who in 2004 co-founded Miss Jessie's curly hair products with her sister Titi, inspired by their grandmother's homemade recipes They have been serving the curly, kinky and wavy hair community ever since....
48 min
75
Ep. 137 – Closing credit cards to cancel debt? ...
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show:  Tiffany's biggest tax lessons as an entrepreneur A shoutout to Yelp Cash Back — check it out if you haven't yet!  Today's Q&A features some great listener questions —1) Does interest...
39 min
76
Ep. 136 – In Our Feelings
On today's show:  We shoutout listeners who Tweet or Instagram us on each show. Want a shoutout? Hit us up at @brownambitionpodcast on the gram or @theBApodcast on Twitter.  We take a question from listener Sheena who wants to know if she...
39 min
77
Ep.135 — Essencefest Recap; Bitcoin Woes; Homeb...
Each week we feature comments/questions from our listeners on Twitter and Instagram! Want to get a shoutout? Hit is up @theBApodcast on Twitter or @brownambitionpodcast on the gram.  As mentioned on the show, here are some great resources if...
43 min
78
Ep. 134: Better a $400 lesson than $4,000 lesson
Happy Fourth of July! We're back with a fresh episode this week.  We cover:  Tiffany's $400 home improvement whoopsie (ok, it was Super Man's fault technically) Risks of taking out a 401(k) loan for a home down payment A listener asks us...
42 min
79
Ep. 133 — The Pregnancy Tax
We tackle some juicy topics on today's show: Tiffany's decision on a $60,000 home upgrade (Yikes.) NYT's sobering report on discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace And we take YOUR questions on personal loans, credit cards and how...
38 min
80
EP. 132 — This is America?
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!   On today's show:  This is America? Unpacking the heartbreaking news from the border.  Personal loans vs credit builder loans
33 min
81
Ep. 131 — These Atlanta newlyweds Paid off $100...
On today's show, we have a truly inspiring story to share. Leo and Faith were about to get married when they attended pre-marital counseling at their church. It was then that they were encouraged to sit down and get honest about the finances and their...
43 min
82
Ep. 130 — RIP Kate Spade; Socially Responsible ...
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Today on the show, we share some messages from our listeners on Twitter and the 'gram. Hit us up @theBApodcast or @brownambitionpodcast to share your thoughts on this week's episode, give us a shoutout or ask a...
46 min
83
Ep. 129 — 'Roseanne' Shenanigans and Gayle Jenn...
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! We are BACK with an amazing guest on today's show — Gayle Jennings-O'Byrne, founder and CEO of iNTENT Manifesto, a new movement aimed at helping women of color-led startups find investors for their businesses. ...
46 min
84
Rock Your Net Worth in 2018
On today's show:  The most important number to know: Your net worth! We take a question from listener Ashely about how to manage side hustles to boost her net worth and we chat about what net worth really means and why you should focus on...
70 min
85
Ep. 128 — Beauty Confessions and Stock Moves
Today on the show: We share some real talk beauty confessions...and when it’s worth it to splurge vs save  We used a free stock trading app to buy stocks recently...we’ll tell you how it’s going! We take a question from a listener who...
43 min
86
Ep. 127 — So, About That Time Tiffany Got Someo...
34 min
87
Ep. 126 — Saving Our Parents From Themselves
Want to get a shoutout on our show? Follow us @brownambitionpodcast on Instagram. Post a photo of yourself, tag us in it and use the hashtag #BrownAmbition. In the post, tell us why you're the ultimate representation of Brown Ambition. Did you just...
42 min
88
Ep. 125 — The Debt Consolidation Cycle
Ep. 125 — The Debt Consolidation Cycle Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! We're featuring a "win of the week" from our BA listeners on Instagram (@brownambitionpodcast) or Twitter (@theBApodcast). Tell us your win of the week and we might feature it on...
35 min
89
Ep. 124 — Enduring the Unimaginable: CNBC's Sha...
In September 2016, Sharon Epperson was at the gym when she felt a relentless, migraine-like pain shoot through her head and neck. One S.O.S. call to her husband and several hours in the hospital later, she learned she was one of 30,000 people in the...
53 min
90
Ep. 123 —  The Best Advice When You're Feeling ...
Have 15 seconds to spare? Please take our NEW reader survey! (Yes another one — but this one's more important! Please fill it out :)  We need at least 250 to sign up and we're halfway there in less than a day. Y'all are the best. Please fill it...
46 min
91
Ep. 122 — The 2 Documents You Need to Have Befo...
Today on the show we have attorney extraordinaire Art Steele. Art Steele is a business and estate planning attorney who helps entrepreneurs and families protect what matters most.     She started her career at Skadden Arps in...
60 min
92
Ep. 121 — Parental pressures
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! Today on the show:  The parental pressure around baby birthday parties — let's discuss.  The Federal Reserve Bank raised rates again last week....what the heck does that mean for us? Mandi explains. Today...
48 min
93
Ep. 120 — How She Paid off $80,000 Worth of Deb...
This week, we welcome a very special young entrepreneur who recently reached out to the show to tell us her story of clawing her way out of $80,000 worth of debt.  Tasha Danielle, 31, is a corporate accountant in Detroit and founder of Financial...
51 min
94
Ep. 119 — What Does Student Loan Forgiveness Re...
Today's show is all about YOU, our lovely listeners. We're shaking up our mail bag and answering your burning money and career questions.  Have a question? Hit us up at brownambitionpodcast.com.  We're having a special guest soon to talk...
51 min
95
Ep. 118 — The One Thing You Should Never Do on ...
A packed show, per usual! First up, we have some REAL TALK about insurance. It's that thing we all know we need but don't really talk about it until it's too late. We'll explain the basics of life insurance and offer tips on how to shop and compare...
61 min
96
Ep. 117 — Housing updates; How to Save for Reti...
Have a question for the show? Head to brownambitionpodcast.com  Also, we're on Instagram! @brownambitionpodcast
44 min
97
Ep. 116 — Wakanda Forever
Do you know someone with an inspiring money or career story who would be a good guest for the show? Hit us up at browmabitionpodcast@gmail.com.  Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! On today's show: Black Panther won the weekend and we are still...
39 min
98
Ep. 115 — Is This the Worst Time Ever to Buy a ...
Thanks to everyone who's completed our listener survey! There's still time for you to take it here: https://goo.gl/forms/0nM2A9rv7JMDLKA63 On today's show:  We debate the merits of homeownership in today's housing market. Are we making the...
54 min
99
Ep. 114 — What to Do When the Stock Market Drop...
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!  Show us the love by taking this SHORT 2-min survey so we can get to know our listeners better.  On today's show: Mandi's got some BIG news...and does the one thing she said she never thought she'd do in New...
61 min
100
Ep. 113 — Sooo... Should I File Bankruptcy or N...
This episode originally aired in September 2017. Thanks for your support as Tiffany is recovering from surgery (all is well! Just needs a little R&R!). Feel free to shoot her a get well message @theBApodcast or on Facebook on the Brown Ambition...
66 min