Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: responsiblity

Career Move

When will I buck my bottom of the barrel status?

I can’t answer that right now. In the meantime, I can do everything in my power to make that happen ASAP.

I’m taking my time, being patient. But I also know there is never a perfect time. So, I create perfection.

Whenever I’ve negotiated for more responsibilities and a matching higher salary, I’ve negotiated as though I was ready to leave everything behind.

My negotiation prep includes: months of living expenses saved, spiffy linkedIn profile with fierce photo, and info of all my contacts at my job.

Essentially, I’m ready for battle.


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

Good vs. Bad Debt


All debt is not bad.

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

Owing anything to anyone can bring out the scaredy cat in me. Responsibility! Commitment!

Extra ew when interest payments are involved.

For me, the reason why is critical to good decision making.

I will use this loan to fund…

  • my master’s degree, to land my dream job.
  • my home, to have a safe place for the rug-rats to play.
  • my car, to make my commute easier.
  • my peep-toe platforms, to win over that trust fund baby. He likes toe cleavage.

Will the loan realistically create an opportunity to add to my $$ once I’ve paid off the principal plus interest?

I decide what’s good debt or bad!


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


I’m still responsible for the lease, but someone else is living there and paying the rent for me.

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