Ep. 162: Stressed Out About Taxes? You’re Not Alone

We are finally seeing the impact of President Trump’s massive tax overhaul this tax season and we want to hear from you — what are your questions? Did you end up owing way more or way less than last year? We’d love to hear from you.

Send us your stories and questions at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or hit us up at brownambitionpodcast.com “Ask Us Anything”. 

February 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep. 161 — How Employers Leave Black Workers Behind

On today’s show, we’re talking to Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield, a Professor of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, who is tackling the ways some organizations are failing black workers and how we can move the needle towards more inclusiveness in the workplace. 

Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield

As mentioned on the show: 

How Organizations Are Failing Black Workers — and How to Do Better by Dr. Adia Harvey Wingfield/Harvard Business Review

You can preorder her forthcoming book “Flatlining Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy” here.

And for giggles, check out SNL’s Black Jeopardy Skit here.

February 13th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Ep. 160  — How Ash Cash Dodged Foreclosure, Ditched His Day Job and Became an Entrepreneur

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.

Photo: Ash Cash

“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.

February 6th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Ep. 159 — So, About That Guy Who Scammed Tiffany Out of $25,000…

Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!

On today’s show, Tiffany gets revenge (kind of!) on the man who scammed her out of $25,000 in her early 20s. Let’s just say Karma is a you know what.

We also talk about the study covered in the Washington Post that found most women who are successful have at least one thing in come — small, powerful networks of strong female friends!

In other news, the shutdown is over but how can federal workers be better prepared for the next time Congress decides to play chicken with their livelihoods? We offer some tips.

If you have a question for the show, send us a note at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com!

As mentioned on the show:

Are scholarships taxable? — StudentLoanHero

January 30th, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

Ep. 158 — Fertility Chronicles & Credit Repair

Happy Brown Ambition Wednesday!

We’d love to answer your financial and career questions on the show. Hit us up at brownambitionpodcast@gmail.com or visit Brownambitionpodcast.com.

A few things mentioned on the show today:
How to Recognize a Credit Repair Scam

January 23rd, 2019|Podcast|0 Comments

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