Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: best friend

Wise Wallet


I like my wallet pretty inside and out.

All the presidents heads are facing right-side up and out. When my face is on a bill, I will want it no other way.

Credit cards are similarly arranged. Don’t want the card’s magnetic magic to be worn away by two stripes touching!

Change is cleaned out regularly. It can get heavy. Plus, I need the quarters for when I do laundry. Not so fabulous, I know, I’m working on it.

I’ve recently added a bit of hardware to my wallet collection. I have a separate purple aluminum card case, so no one can scan my cc info by walking past me on the street.

My friends make fun of my less than attractive 2nd wallet. But I say, better safe than sorry.


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

Friend Loan


Looming over the end of the month is always the first of the next month and my rent payment. To make rent, I must be on my best behavior.

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My bestie Babe was not so well behaved and asked me to spot her rent. Of course I wanted her to have a roof over her head, but that’s a sizeable chunk of $$.

I live my life without expectations, so it is filled it with surprises.

But with this, I did not want anything near a surprise. The expectations were crystal clear.

I am to be paid back in full by the end of the month. For each week of late payment, she will clean my apartment. How’s that for incentives?!

She autographed the contract on the dotted line. Good luck, Babe!


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