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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

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

When can a man afford to marry?; Divorcing your work spouse; A $23K spending fast; Disconnections; Borrowing from family

Budgeting "too hard, too boring, too long"

Almost half of New Zealanders can't be bothered with budgets, Westpac survey finds

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Lock up your iPad; Willpower and money; Reprogramming your subconscious mind; Self-limiting beliefs; The 'mummy curse'; A cure for perpetual power shocks