Amanda Stanhaus

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Jack Kennedy on Cash

“Like most wealthy men Jack rarely carried cash and was notorious among his friends for leaving them to pick up the tab.”- Sarah Bradford, Jackie’s Biographer.

Jack Kennedy is one of my fave presidents. But when I read about how Jack handled money, courtesy of Jackie’s bio, all I had to say was, “Oh, Jack…”

Not cool. Of course it’s nice to treat friends (plus boyfriends and girlfriends) on occasion, but it shouldn’t be forced.

I always make sure I have the means to pay before I buy. But if something runs amuck, I pay back my friend ASAP over email.

Stay cool and always have cash on hand!

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

 

 

 

Why Save?

Save? I was too busy spending my way to success. My fabulous outfits made me look like I should be running my company. Instead, I get the coffee.

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

I’ll be waiting approximately forever to earn the $$ that matches my outfits and pays off my closet’s credit card debt.

Forever is very expensive in debt-land.

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Play with this compound interest calculator to see how $$ multiplied over and over again by an interest rate means more $$$$$$.

Compound interest goes both ways. Debt & savings grow exponentially.

I’m hoping my saving account’s compound interest payments will pave the way to my own compound (à la the Kennedy’s).

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