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 Black people. We’re Broke-ish. Let’s talk about it.

Our Hosts, Amber & Erika

Amber Sims 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 started working in corporate America when she was 20, and built a career of almost 25 years in Marketing and Product Management. From the time she was a child, she vowed that no one would know more about her money than her. She recently left the financial services industry to try her hand at being a stay-at-home mom. Erika lives with her husband and two daughters in suburban Dallas, TX where she enjoys chicken on the bone as much as possible.