About Broke-ish™

In the Broke-ish space, we talk about being broke—broke and black in America. We talk about all the unbelievable *ish that America has done to Black people to keep us in this broke-ish state.  We’ve been bamboozled in ways that personal finance tips and traditional financial literacy can’t fix.  Our co-hosts, Amber and Erika, are grown @ss women sharing candidly about money, wealth-building and the financial urban legends that need to die. You’ll hear them draw from research, statistics and personal insights to create an engaging podcast whose mission is to be a part of changing the narrative around money. Broke-ish is for those who still persevere, in spite of all the things that America, capitalism, white supremacy, have done to us as Black people. We’re Broke-ish. Let’s talk about it.

Our Hosts, Amber & Erika

Amber Booker grew up with a value-oriented (aka cheap!) father who taught her very early on to budget and stretch a dollar. As such, she’s had a love-hate relationship with money her entire life. A lawyer by trade, Amber’s true passion is empowering people through taking difficult or intimidating information and making it accessible, enjoyable, and understandable. Having formerly worked as a prosecutor, Amber saw firsthand how money and financial resources, or the lack thereof, could easily change the trajectory of a person’s life. She currently lives in the suburbs of Dallas with her three kids and is a purveyor of virgin and remy bundles of all textures, colors, and shades.


Erika Brown has worked in corporate America since she was 20. From the time she was a child, she vowed that no one would know more about her money than her. Now that she is in the financial services industry, both her profession and passions (including Broke-ish) revolve around money. Erika lives with her husband and daughters in suburban Dallas, TX where she enjoys chicken on the bone as much as possible.