Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: deal


Airbnb is my travel lifesaver because as we all know—especially after the holiday season—traveling is not cheap.

In Airbnb’s own words, “Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.”

I’m an audience member clapping and shouting “Bravo!”

There is a range of options (entire castles to a shared room), but how I see it, Airbnb is cheaper than a hotel, classier than a hostel.

I am able to search by neighborhood, type of room (please ladies, do not select shared room), and price point. (Psst…don’t take the prices as given…negotiate.) I can also read up on the host’s bio and reviews. And if all look good, then I can see the availability on the listing’s calendar.

Upon arrival, I pretty much have an automatic new friend, who takes me around the neighborhood introducing me to the hip places & people.

Thank you Airbnb for being awesome and making accommodations accessible!

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


What a deal/steal! This happens with shoes and securities alike.

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

Debt Deal

I love deals.

Sale shoes. Day old bread. Debt.

(click on the bold-faced vocab words:))

If I’m going to pay off my debt, why not pay it off as cheaply as possible?

When paying off debt, deals can be made with interest rates and the associated interest payments. Sorry, there’s no changing the principle. Unless, maybe if I morph into Hermione, hmm…

mortgage’s interest rate can be lowered when refinanced.

Credit Card or Student Debt can be paid off in full with a line of credit. Lines of credit are known to have negotiable interest rates.

If the interest rate associated with a line of credit is less than the one associated with my current debt, a deal is within reach!

Go grab it!


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