Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: safe

Credit Card receipt confetti

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I have a love/hate relationship with credit card receipts.

I know better than to throw them away, fully intact for just anyone to copy the #s and my signature.  Plus, they are super helpful when I need to return a purchase. And I appreciate them when I need a confirmation of a suspect charge on my credit card.

Ugh, but they take up a surprising amount of space in my not-so-spacious apartment.

At the end of every month, I make confetti out of the receipts that are more than two months old. I do leave out the receipts of major purchases during my confetti creation. But otherwise, no receipt is too tiny to be further cut up.

Enjoy scissor sisters!

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

Wise Wallet

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I like my wallet pretty inside and out.

All the presidents heads are facing right-side up and out. When my face is on a bill, I will want it no other way.

Credit cards are similarly arranged. Don’t want the card’s magnetic magic to be worn away by two stripes touching!

Change is cleaned out regularly. It can get heavy. Plus, I need the quarters for when I do laundry. Not so fabulous, I know, I’m working on it.

I’ve recently added a bit of hardware to my wallet collection. I have a separate purple aluminum card case, so no one can scan my cc info by walking past me on the street.

My friends make fun of my less than attractive 2nd wallet. But I say, better safe than sorry.

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