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About the same.
25% (56 votes)
Better off.
21% (49 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (44 votes)
Much better off.
18% (42 votes)
Worse off.
16% (37 votes)
Total voters: 228

Have rising residential property values left you better or worse off financially?

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Amanda's Take Five for Thursday

Playing your edge; Top three financial land mines in marriage; Beginner's guide to haggling; Freud on consumer exploitation; Bye bye bonuses

Short-termism will be the debt of us

Amanda Morrall reports on a new survey showing young Kiwis suffering from short-sighted financial thinking and asks why we aren't doing more as a community to address it

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Closing the pay gap; Solid gold excess; Moral limits of Money; Taking issue with insurance;  Shuffling the decks

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Getting real about growth rates; Sharpening up for the share offer; DSA vs LSI; Consumer confidence vs corporate pessimism; Growing your own

Amanda's Take Five for Thursday

Telco trickery; Principled versus predatory capitalism; Behaviour Gaps; 10 reasons you are poor; Facing up to debt

Debt and depression

Janine Starks offers a six-step programme to help dig out of debt and break a vicious cycle of financial mismanagement and depression.

Amanda's Take Five for Thursday

Hidden value in advisors; Why readers make better money managers; Four simple truths; How to do what you love; A view from the top of the mountain

Take Five with Amanda on Thursday

Time travelling; Hi-tech financial bondage; Cost cutting extreme; 007's fondness for crispy notes;  Micro-entrepreneurs

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Who do you trust?;Getting fat in retirement and what it'll cost you; Magic pills for oldies; Triumph of diversification; Money is neither good nor bad

Amanda's Take Five for Tuesday

The Ulysses contract; Automate your finances; High performance and fees; Learning to say no; Protect yourself