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Amanda Morrall is the personal finance editor for interest.co.nz She joined the website after working as a business feature writer for The Press in Christchurch and before that spent 15 years working as a print and broadcast reporter in Canada.

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Amanda's Farewell Take Five

My top five favourite personal finance links in no particular order

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Where there's a will there's a wish; Three paths to financial fruition; Rich Millennials; First rule of investing; Aligning your passion, purpose and business model

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Personal finance reboot; 11 equations you should understand; Managing money in your 50s; Tips for 20 somethings; Reminders at any stage and age

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Pareto's principle applied to personal finance; Financial regrets; Myers Briggs and money personalities; Popular but bad advice; 30 questions to ask before dying

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Knowing the difference between speed bumps and speed limits; Breaking through resistance; Passion vs sales; Wealth manager hierarchy; Lessons learnt from well behaved investors

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Books to leave at home on holiday; Confucious and bit coin; Clever Kiwis; Housing hysteria deja-vu; E-smokes  

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Space age payments; Housing prices and interest rate risk; Compounding interest; More joy for index fund fans; The world's most expensive mattress

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Five retirement questions you were too scared to ask; Bad habits; Think rich in 17 different ways; 14 ways to earn after work ends; Reading

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Teaching your workers about money; Getting someone else to pay your mortgage; A spare room for debate; Will your marriage survive retirement?; An ode to home based work

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

So you wanna be an appreneur?; "Help I lost my mojo"; Q&A with the Mr. Money Moustache; 5 rules for teaching kids about money; Renting by choice 

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

The illusion of wealth; Negotiating cheaper rent; Invest in what you know; Unnecessary spending; Last chance for your free $521 

The making of a multi-millionaire; Part three

In part three of the making of a multi-millionaire, our guest blogger shares his wealth wisdom and reflects on the lessons learned

Amanda's Take Five For Wednesday

Five languages of love; Six homemade blunders to lower your home's worth; Seven people who fail in finance; Eight point checklist for personal financial health; Nine salary crushing moves

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

Review and renew; Buying insurance from the bank; Minimising bank fees on travel; June 28th and KiwiSaver;  Saving on sales

When phone becomes wallet

Amanda Morrall talks to Fiserv's Jim Tobin about mobile phone banking and why New Zealand is poised to become a world leader

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

KiwiSaver churn traps; 30 PF pointers for 30-somethings; Mortgage brokers what are they good for?; 5 methods for setting retirement goals; When to invest?

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Time wars; Canada, eh?; Workplace engagement; Love is in the air; What we can learn from the Australian Defence Force

Amanda's Take Five for Monday

How much is your habit costing you?; Cutting the fat from your grocery bill; Common budgeting mistakes; How to Create a Spending Record; Fraud 

Amanda's Take Five for Friday

Do you believe - in yourself?; Passion, persistence and patience; You are what you preach; What your credit card company doesn't want you to know; Wither the SRI savvy advisors? 

Amanda's Take Five for Wednesday

Breathing your way through financial problems; Relationship breakdown; High cost kids and retirement drag; Game changing taxation rules on foreign supers; KiwiSaver Q&A