Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: personal finance

Make-up Brush Return

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I am a shameless deal huntress. But, I also appreciate it when my make-up looks just right.

I know its necessary to have the right products and matching tools.

So I bought my oh-so expensive—yet absolutely necessary—under eye concealer from Mac and the matching brush. Reviewing my receipt I knew I could get a cheaper version of the same brush at Sephora. So that’s what I did. And I returned the expensive brush within 15 minutes to the exact same sales person.

Reason for return: I got a better deal.

Gotta do what we gotta do, right ladies?

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

 

 

Correct Change

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Thanks to my pre-counting I knew how much change I expected to get back last night at a bar. When my change expectations were not met, that was the question I asked.

Whenever I am preparing to pay my restaurant/bar bill in cash, I pre-count how much I want back. I highly recommend this strategy on busy nights.

Otherwise, I get a bad taste in my mouth when I wake up the next morning, assess my wallet, and can’t do anything if I seem to be missing some $$.

Have fun!

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

 

 

Jackie on Prenups

“I didn’t want to barter myself.”— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

This was Jackie’s stance on prenuptial agreements. She did not have one with either husband, Jack or Ari.

This was one of many interesting observations (more to come) from reading Jackie’s bio by Sarah Bradford.

While I’m not going to endorse having a prenup or not, I do think the topic needs to be discussed before swapping, “I do”s.

Why?

Because $$ is an inevitable topics of conversation between husband and wife. If we can’t comfortably discuss $$, then what else can’t we talk about?

Never forget ladies, we are priceless.

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

 

 

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.)

 

 

Amortization

Reducing my debt by paying installments over time. Ex. mortgage.

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

Annual Report

A business’s Christmas letter. The once a year what’s happenin’ booklet with letters and photos. Check out the balance sheet, cash flow statement and comprehensive income statement.

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

Annuity

security. This investment pays the owner regularly. The owner is repaid the principal plus interest.

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