Amanda Stanhaus

Capital Loss

stock is sold at a price lower than its purchase price.

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

Uncle Sugar


When I heard the latest outrageous anti-woman comment from the Republicans, courtesy of Mike Huckabee, I thought to myself:

“Get it right, Mike!  The proper term is Sugar Daddy! He’s so provincial, fruitlessly attempting to seem in the know.”

Well, it seems I am the one not in the know.

According to Urban Dictionary, Uncle Sugar=Uncle Sam. Yes, Uncle Sugar is a nickname for the American government.

I love learning new words that have to do with $$, but I wish learning “Uncle Sugar”  had been under different circumstances. Hopefully the Republicans will take a cue from sensitively articulate President Obama & Vice President Biden; the duo’s gift was acknowledged by The New York Times editorial board in the article “Talking sexual violence Without Giving Offense.

Just in case, here is Andrea Mitchell, my fave, summing up Mike Huckabee’s foot-in-mouth mistake.


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