Ash “Cash” Exantus worked his way up from bank teller to to bank branch manager to the CEO of a credit union over the course of a decade. He also nearly lost his Bronx, NY home during the 2008 housing crisis. In this special episode of Brown Ambition, we invited Ash to relive those trying days and share the steps he took to help his family get back on track.

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“I ate my humble pie and learned from it,” Cash said in today’s interview. “That’s what opened my eyes to residual income and having your money work for you.”

About Ash: Ash Cash is the author of seven (!) personal finance books and the founder and Chief Financial Educator at MindRight Money Management, a Financial Education and Media company that aims to help people manage their money better in order to live the life that they want.