On today’s show, an EXCITING update on Tiffany’s real estate adventure.
-How she found her dream home (and what she’s doing to make sure the deal goes through!)
-The strategy she’s using to become a homeowner once again after facing a foreclosure during the recession
If you’re a first time homebuyer, check out this guide Mandi mentioned on today’s show:
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It’s a Mad World, y’all.
We couldn’t start our show today without acknowledging the troubling events of the last few days.
We eventually get down to business and take reader Angelique’s question on sold off debt.
“When a lender sells my debt and closes the account, do I still owe that debt?”
We’ve got an answer for her and a huge Brown Ambition hug to everyone out there impacted by Lord Voldemort’s refugee and muslim immigrant ban.
If you’d like to share your story, send us a note at Brownambitionpodcast.com or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mandi & Tiffany
Have you dumped your big bank yet?
On today’s show, we’ve got a super special guest: Lisa Servon, author of the new book “The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives” joins us for a conversation about how payday lenders and check cashing facilities are taking the place of big banks in our neighborhoods.
Lisa didn’t just write about these businesses. She actually worked for months at a check cashing business in the South Bronx in New York City and a payday lender in Oakland, California, where she talked to real people using these services to find out why ? and how banks have let them down.
On Servon’s website, she has tips on how to ditch your big bank and find banks with lower fees: https://www.lisaservon.com/
Also on today’s show:
Suffering from an Inaugural hangover? Here’s one way to feel better: Speak Up! Contact your local representatives and tell them how you feel about the direction our country is heading. We have voices. Let’s use them!
Here’s where to find your local reps: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
Today’s listener question: “Should I stop paying an account that’s been charged off?”