Ep 212 – Covid-19 Scams Are On the Rise…Here’s How to Protect Yourself

Hey BA Fam – On this week’s show, we’re taking on scammers and price gougers, giving you the tools and information to keep your finances safe.

For more information check out:

Find Out When Your Stimulus Check is Coming via IRS

FTC Coronavirus Scams Help Site

7 Common Covid-19 Scams Explained

April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep 211 – More COVID-19 Money Questions Answered

As we move into the 3rd or 4th week of staying home, COVID-19 is still affecting almost every area of our lives. We’re talking about how to cope. We’re going to tell you about how we’re taking care of our mental health, our families, and our businesses. 

Last week we talked a lot about the stimulus checks many of us will be getting. This week we’re also talking about how this bill affects small businesses, freelancers, and other 1099 workers.

Then as always, we’re answering YOUR questions, including:

  • I haven’t filed my taxes in two years. What do I need to do to qualify for a stimulus check?
  • I thought the president suspended student loan payments. My servicer is telling me my full payment is due. What do I do?
  • I was planning on opening a credit card this month, should I wait?

Student Loan Forbearance Info: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

File for unemployment insurance: https://www.careeronestop.org/

Mortgage relief programs and tips: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Guide for small biz owners impacted by Covid-19: https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/

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

April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep 210 – Stimulus Checks Are Coming! Here’s What To Do With Yours

This week, we start with a much needed mental health check in. The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting our work, our money, and relationships and we’re all figuring out what that’s going to look like for us in the coming months. Spoiler alert: IT’S OKAY TO GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK.

On the show today, we talk about the $2 trillion relief package passed by Congress and what it means for you:

  • How much my will my stimulus check be?
  • When will I get my stimulus check?
  • What should I do with my stimulus check?
  • I’m a small business owner, what’s in this for me?

And we get some Mali More updates too!

Application for SBA Disaster Relief Loans: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

File for unemployment insurance: https://www.careeronestop.org/

Mortgage relief programs and tips: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Guide for small biz owners impacted by Covid-19: https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/

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

April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep 209 – What Do We Do Now? (w/Special Guest Sharon Epperson)

As the situation with Covid-19 develops, people are asking LOTS of questions about what this means for their finances. On today’s show we call up one of our besties, CNBC Senior Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson. Sharon helps us out with some of your questions, including:

  • My 401k is down 30%, what should I do with my nest egg right now?
  • Do I keep putting money into my retirement or divert it to cash savings?
  • If I have emergency savings, is now a good time to put MORE money in the market?
  • Should I refinance my student loan debt?
  • What do I do if I lose my job?
  • What’s going on with these checks the government is supposed to send us?

We also share some VERY necessary tips for self care when it feels like the world is falling apart.

For more help and information check out these resources:

Sharon’s reporting on the financial crisis: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-fears-your-money-questions-answered.html

Free financial planning: https://www.onefpa.org/Pages/ProBonoPlanning.aspx

Resources for homeowners: https://www.lendingtree.com/home/mortgage/pay-mortgage-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

Resources for credit card users: https://www.comparecards.com/blog/credit-card-issuers-offer-help-customers-coronavirus/

Resources for small business owners: https://www.lendingtree.com/business/emergency-business-loan-resources/

Resources for student loan borrowers: https://studentloanhero.com/featured/student-loan-coronavirus-information/

Keep sending us your questions (Coronavirus related or not) to brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com, or hit us up on Instagram @brownambitionpodcast

March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep. 208 — The World Turned Upside Down

Whew. Who else feels like the last week has felt like the longest year ever?

We hope you are all coping well with the Coronavirus situation and taking all necessary precautions for your health, safety and your financial stability. Here’s a link to the CDC website for updates.

On today’s show, we share how we’re coping personally and financially with the economic uncertainty unfolding.

The markets are in turmoil, businesses are shuttering, and the federal government is talking about a bailout for small business and Americans who can’t afford to go without work during this time. Are you being impacted by the Coronavirus situation? We would like to hear from you: email us at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up on Instagram at Brownambitionpodcast.

As mentioned on the show, check out Tiffany’s live videos with advice at her Facebook page.

March 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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