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Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Frugality and forensic accounting; 11 tips to save on transportation costs; Fixing what's broke; What you need to know about sum insurance; Improving processes and systems

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Special needs kids and care costs; Extreme consumerism and radical frugality;  Get a handle on your emotions; A shareable economy; How to buy happiness

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Lessons from a $200K mistake; Early retirement extreme; Too poor for our houses; Women in finance; "No strippers please, we're economists"

Amanda's Take Five for Tuesday

10 lessons from Einstein; Dealing with stress; What's your net worth?; Frugal travel; Catering to the rich

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Life inflation; Taxation by stealth; Superfrugality savings strategies; Buy the home you love; five economic concepts consumers need to know

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Ostentatious parsimony; Don't let your son grow up to be a gamer; The 7 step investment programme;  Over-achievers no happier;

Amanda's Take Five for Tuesday

Amanda shares five important lessons from her late grandmother in celebration of her life; kitchen cures, emergency money; recycling; frugality; and looking your best

Take Five for Friday

Courage in the face of a downturn; Five productive places to park cash; Emerging markets; Good things come to those who ask; 40 ways to be frugal

Take Five for personal finance

The failings of frugality; Google's grip on the wallet; UK tax clamp down targets small fries; The kid cost calculator; Countries with the highest tax