Amanda Stanhaus

Tag: saving goal

Update: Vespa Goal


I’m doing my best to save $$ for my goal of a Vespa by Sept. 2014. In addition to my automatic savings, this winter I walked when I could and put the saved fare in a jar. And surprisingly, I rarely took taxis.

But now that spring has sprung, I will be able to fully realize my new year’s resolution…I have not bought a metro card.

I am planning on walking everywhere, otherwise I will pay each public transit fare in $$. Sounds like a pain in the ass, right? I want it to be, so I force myself to walk and put that saved $$ towards my Vespa.

See you on the sidewalk!

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



Pat my Head, Rub my Stomach

Truly difficult to do at the exact same time.

After a bit of practice, I figured out I have to start patting my head before I can rub my stomach. And then I could go all day! Challengers?!?

Pay debtsave.

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

Equally tough to do at the same time. It depends on a variety factors—risk tolerance,interest ratesflow of $$time until savings goal etc.

I figured out my strategy that maximized my $$ and minimized my sleepless nights. I hope you can too!


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