Ep 235 – Day One, or One Day?

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On today’s show, the 2020 hits keep on coming. We’re all grieving the death of the Notorious RBG — Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

No one knows for sure what this this means for the future, but we do know that we need y’all to VOTE. Make sure you’re registered, make a plan, and ask your friends to do the same. Presidential elections matter, but your local elections do too. Get informed and do the thing! Here’s how.

We’ve done some amazing interviews these last few weeks. But this week we’re back to answering your questions. Just remember, we’re your financial girlfriends, not your gurus.

  • (20:30) Interest is super low on savings right now, should I take some of my savings out of the bank and put it into investments?
  • (27:10) Should I have a Pre Tax 401k, or a Roth 401k? Is it a good idea to have both?
  • (31:30) I’m 41 years old and I’ve never invested, where should I start?
  • (36:45) I have lots of credit card debt, and a big lump sum of money coming in from a freelance job. How I should I use that money to pay my debt down?

We need your help. The company Printful is who we’ve decided to get our merch from. We like their stuff very much, but they have a diversity problem in their choices of models. Mandi’s made a feature request on the platform to have more women of color represented, and we need your help! You can go upvote Mandi’s feature request. You do need to make a Printful account to do it, but it’s a fast and simple process, shouldn’t take more than a minute or so. Once you’re signed in, you can find Mandi’s feature request here.

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Further reading:

19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people

Noodle Budget 101

Index Funds vs. Mutual Funds: The Differences That Matter

How Does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA Work?

September 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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September 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep 234 – 5 Years of Brown Ambition! (Plus Coronavirus Coping Strategies w/ Mental Health Expert Dr. Imani Walker)

Happy 5th anniversary to us…and all of you! We couldn’t do this show without you, and we are so proud of this body of work. Whether you’ve been here say day 1 or you just subscribed this week, we are so grateful for your support.

Today, we are walking down memory lane and chatting about some of our iconic episodes (Mouse in the House, anyone?!).

Then, we’re joined by a VERY special guest — Dr. Imani Walker from Bravo’s Married to Medicine. She’s here to give us some SOLID tips for staying sane during this quarantine, since it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting out any time soon. We’re going to talk about:

  • What is doomscrolling, and why should you stop? (39:20)
  • What’s the connection between the toilet paper shortage and anti-maskers? (41:40)
  • What are the things we can do to bring back a sense of normalcy and control in our lives? (45:38)
  • How do we learn to give ourselves a break? (51:15)
  • The value of Black folks talking so openly about therapy (1:01:39)
  • Why do we love our destructive habits so much? (1:06:45)

It was an honor to have Dr. Imani on the show, and we hope you got something out of it like we did. To learn more about her, check out:





As always, reach out with your questions to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

September 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep. 233 — Do You Have a Minority Mindset? w/ Jaspreet Singh

We’re thrilled to bring you another interview this week! We’re joined by Jaspreet Singh of The Minority Mindset. Like Tiffany, Jaspreet’s story started with him falling victim to a scam (19:27). But he didn’t let that stop him and he’s now built The Minority Mindset into a YouTube channel with over 650,000 subscribers, a popular newsletter, and more.

Jaspreet Singh, Founder of The Minority Mindset

Jaspreet has SO much wisdom to share, and we’re all so lucky to learn from him this week. We’ll talk about:

  • What does it mean to have a “minority mindset” (its not what you might think) (11:52)
  • What actually is passive income, and where can we start? (31:20)
  • What’s a stock dividend? (35:24)
  • What’s the right mindset for getting into the stock market? (37:29)
  • And where does Jaspreet go to get educated? (40:22)

We have more exciting interviews coming up over the next weeks and months, we can’t wait to share them with you! In the meantime, send your questions to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

Further reading/resources:

Seeking Alpha

Yahoo Finance

Trump Tells Agencies To End Trainings On ‘White Privilege’ And ‘Critical Race Theory’

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Ep 232 – They Don’t Want Us To Know This

Mandi’s building a she shed (2:38), we honor the life of our King T’Challa (6:34), and Tiffany has an update on her home appraisal fiasco (28:43). At it’s core, our goal with this show is to give y’all knowledge to empower yourselves. This is stuff lots of powerful people have a vested interest in us not knowing. The revolution is to play their game and play it for YOURSELF (26:45).

And the questions we’re answering this week focus on podcasting! We feel like we’ve done pretty okay at the whole podcasting thing, so we thought we’d answer some questions from folks about how our podcast is made and how other people might go about making one of their own.

  • (42:55) – How do you get your podcast on Apple Podcasts?
  • Libsyn – for podcast hosting
  • iTunes Connect – for getting your show on Apple Podcasts
  • (45:35) – how much of your conversation gets edited out of your podcast?
  • (49:30) – how much of a time commitment is your show?
  • (50:18) – how long does it take to edit your show?
  • (52:42) – how much did you pay to start your podcast?
  • Canva – for logo and graphics making
  • Audacity – for editing and mixing
  • Blue Yeti – a very common podcasting mic that lots of people (including us!) use
  • (55:13) – how do you get ads?

Further reading:

New York Times report on racism in home appraisals

Debra Kamin tweets about Tiffany’s appraisal

Apple and Tesla Stock Splits

Robinhood Snacks Newsletter

Minority Mindset Newsletter

What’s a Stock Dividend?

As always, reach out with your questions to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

September 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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