Amanda Stanhaus

Bar Hop, Card Hop


Oops, neither Babe nor I —not to mention our bartender—-were paying attention last Friday night, when we paid our individual tabs.

Our credit cards are seemingly identical twins. After Babe read my cash back credit card post, she got the same one.

What happened was Babe and I were drinking and distracted… we paid our respective bills and left the bar with the other’s credit card.

The switch up lasted 12 hrs, when I was out to brunch and my regular waiter uncomfortably commented that I was attempting to pay for my brunch with someone else’s credit card.

Yes, the whole experience was très embarrassing! Please help me in never allowing this to happen to anyone ever again.

Drink responsibly. And retrieve the correct credit card pre-party hopping.

Happy weekend!


(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

Certificate of Deposit

CD. $$ left with a bank for a specific amount of time is rewarded with a higher fixed interest rate. Plus, it’s insured by FDIC! Watch out for fees, if $$ is withdrawn early.

(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy vocab blog: XO, Bettie Vocab.)