Watching the latest sexual harassment bombshell unfold, this time in the face of media mogul Harvey Weinstein, has been another opportunity to reflect on the enormous courage it takes to speak up and speak out against harassment.
We also cover Jemele Hill’s recent suspension* by ESPN and the Dove Ad that is stirring up controversy.
Today’s questions both pertain to the murky world of secured credit cards.
Please hit us up at brownambitionpodcast.com. if you have a question for the show.
One more episode till 100!!!!
*Correction: Our bad. Jemele Hill was not fired but rather suspended. We’ve corrected our show notes.
Our hearts are with the victims of the senseless attack in Las Vegas, as well as our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico still struggling in the wake of hurricane Maria.
We talk a bit about these tragedies on today’s show and wanted to point out some ways you can help if you’re feeling so moved:
GoFundMe has a dedicated page for Las Vegas shooting-related fundraisers: https://www.gofundme.com/raise-funds/las-vegas-shooting
You can also show solidarity like the hundreds who stood in line for hours to donate blood this week by signing up to donate blood wherever you live: http://www.redcross.org/give-blood
It’s a packed show, per usual!
We address the NFL/Trump drama, cover an unexpected bump in the road for Tiffany and Superman’s home purchase, and talk about the pros and cons of cooking in bulk (Hey – it’s not for everyone).
We also address a pretty uncomfortable but important topic — how do you ask your parents if they’re prepared financially as they age? From writing a will to designating a power of attorney, these are the important and awkward things we should all be talking about with family as we get older.
Today’s question is from listener Tiyana.
She asks: Can I rebuild my credit with a secured card?
Check out this guide on secured cards and how they can help you improve our credit. And tune in to hear our full answer on the show!
We also talk about Self Lender, a new type of online loan that lets you build credit. Is it worth it? We’ll cover on the show. Check out this review of Self Lender on MagnifyMoney.
On today’s show:
-What can you do to protect your identity after the MASSIVE Equifax data breach? We’ve got you covered!
As mentioned on the show, check out the MagnifyMoney Guide to Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Protection and our tips on what to do after the hack.
-Happy 2nd Anniversary to us! Thanks for your continued support. If you haven’t shown your love for us in the iTunes reviews yet, PLEASE leave us a review…and don’t forget to tell a friend about the show! 🙂
-Tiffany’s got a house update! Is it good news?
Today’s question comes from listener Tracy:
“What do I do when my landlord’s home goes into foreclosure and they want to evict me?”
For more information on how you can protect yourself in this situation, check out this article from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Ep. 95 — When Credit Debt Spirals Out of Control; How to Tell When You’re Growing vs. Struggling at Work; #BlackGirlMagic Wins
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday! That’s right ? Brown Ambition is now airing Wednesday mornings.
On today’s show…
-Mandi shares the truth about struggling at work ? sometimes the struggle is really proof that you’re growing.
-Tiffany has a housing update! Find out what happened with the foreclosure property she and Super Man placed a bid on this month.
-We have got to talk about that Maria Sharapova quote about Serena Williams….
Today’s Question: Did my credit card company really just cancel my account because I fell behind on payments?
Wins: Issa Rae is the newest CoverGirl ? what?!
*Correction: During last week’s episode Mandi mistakenly confused Philando Castille with Alton B. Sterling — Sterling was the man who was gunned down by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana last year. Philando Castille, in whose name the fund “Philando Feeds the Children” was created to help fund school lunches, was gunned down by an officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.
Apologies for the mix up! And thanks to listener Kimiko for alerting us to the error.