Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: internet

Sharing Internet

Internet for $20 a month! Sounds dreamy, right?

This is possible if I share my Internet with my neighbors. We literally live on top of one another, so the signal should be perfectly fine.

I’ve been trying to decide what is the catch …

What if the router needs to be restarted?

When I do my online banking, could they have access to my accounts too?

I would rather not find out via live & learn, so I think I’ll stick to my own internet.

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





I smile and nod whenever someone mentions something I don’t fully understand. Until recently, that is what I did when “Bitcoin” was mentioned.

“Bitcoin” seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Wanting to avoid professional suicide, this economist-by-training dove into the details. Here’s a visual, answering the question: What is Bitcoin?

Instead of smiling and nodding, let’s fill our verbal responses with the following key words.

Virtual Currency

Bitcoin is cash for the internet. No bank or credit card company needs to butt into a transaction. And no name/ personal info needs to be exchanged when the transaction takes place. This was super handy for the bad guys and their former playground, The Silk Road.

Satoshi Nakamoto

The “creator” of Bitcoin. No one knows if Satoshi is one person or a group of people. Satoshi knows her/their stuff. Here is the pseudo-academic paper penned by Satoshi explaining the premise of Bitcoin.


I like to be paid in US$ because I know that I can purchase whatever I want using US$. Trust is key to any currency.

I like to respond to whoever brought up Bitcoin with this question, can its value be trusted or will the bubble burst?

Plus, Paul Krugman recently posed the question, is Bitcoin the wave of the future or a thing of the past?

Want more Bitcoin details? Here is a comprehensive set of videos from my favorite, Khan Academy.

Go get ‘em, Girls! Don’t let the Bitcoin convo stop with you!

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

How is it done?


Roommate-less me was curious…who pays for what in Bobbi and boy’s apartment?

The grocery bill goes to boy. Bobbi’s grocery bill would be negligible, she eats like a bird.

Bobbi is responsible for their laundry $$ and keeping the place spic and span. She likes to clean—she finds it relaxing. [cough, weirdo].

Water, electricity, and internet are split right down the middle.

This didn’t seem too exact. But, good to know.

I will not find out for myself till my man puts a ring on it. [hint, hint, nudge, nudge.]

But I know right now, I’m a master delegator and I will never clean like my Grandmother—Mary-End-Dust.


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