Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday…and welcome back Tiffany!
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On today’s show, we cover:
-The repercussions of cosigning for a friend’s student loan (or any loan for that matter)
-Why using your extra cash to pay down your mortgage might not be the best idea, contrary to belief.
-The worst things you can do during a job interview
On today’s show:
We answer a question from a listener who says she was embarrassed to learn she accepted a salary $7,000 less than the market rate for her position. We offer some tips on how she can negotiate a raise…after she’s already accepted the offer.
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One of us has a very exciting announcement on today’s show! 😉 You don’t want to miss it.
Also on today’s show we cover:
-Did Mandi’s Twitter campaign against LG/Best Buy save her $900 and a new dishwasher?
-Can you negotiate with your auto lender to pay off your loan for less?
-Is it too late to start investing after 40?
-Who’s *really* behind the #NotMyAriel protest?
-The new James Bond is blowing our minds
We asked our listeners to share their childcare cost stories, and you did not hold back! On today’s show, we dive into the reader mailbag to hear from listeners spending tens of thousands of dollars per year on childcare.
We also take questions from listener Scott, who wants to know if using a credit repair firm “piggybacking” technique can rescue his credit and Ashley who wants to know if investing in one type of mutual fund is enough.
As mentioned on today’s show:
Remember, we are happy to take questions and share what we know, but we are not investing experts nor are we certified financial planners. Always consult a professional if you’re looking to make a big financial decision.
On today’s show, we recap a recent study that looked at places in the U.S. where families can earn six figures incomes and STILL feel broke. The struggle is real, y’all.
Increasingly, childcare is becoming one of the largest expenses for families. We want to hear your childcare stories … how are you making it work? Do you pay for a full-time nanny? Rely on relatives to help? Spring for the fancy daycare? We want to know what it takes for working parents to make childcare work in the U.S. today.
Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!
On today’s show:
-Tiffany makes a big move
-We tackle how to get out of a car lease
-We share a story that’s baffling — college grads spending thousands on a game that could pay off their student debt (if they’re lucky)
As mentioned on the show:
How to Get Out of a Car Lease (LendingTree)