Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: cash flow

Cash Flow

Money coming in and out. The flow speed can range from a rush to a trickle.

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

Pat my Head, Rub my Stomach

Truly difficult to do at the exact same time.

After a bit of practice, I figured out I have to start patting my head before I can rub my stomach. And then I could go all day! Challengers?!?

Pay debtsave.

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Equally tough to do at the same time. It depends on a variety factors—risk tolerance,interest ratesflow of $$time until savings goal etc.

I figured out my strategy that maximized my $$ and minimized my sleepless nights. I hope you can too!

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

Bond

Bonds are not redeemable to meet James Bond. Bummer…

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Instead, Uncle Sam is starving. He needs me to spot him some $$. A bond is a more official version of spotting $$.

I’ll get my $$ back when the bond matures.

A bond’s coming of age story includes semi-annual coupon payments until Uncle Sam returns my $$.

Companies also sell bonds. Corporate bonds are thought to be riskier than government bonds. A company cannot directly control its revenue and cash flow like a government can (i.e. tax policy and printing $$).

If the American Government is unable to pay me back, most likely we will have bigger problems on our hands (à la alien invasion). A space helmet could be a fun new accessory though!

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