Cooking the Books with Frances Cook

Cooking the Books with Frances Cook

Each week the New Zealand Herald and BusinessDesk's Cooking the Books tackles a different money problem. Hosted by Frances Cook.

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February 18, 2024 38 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackle a different money problem. Today, it’s how mortgage rule changes will impact everyone from first-home buyers to investors. Hosted by Frances Cook.

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A highlight clip from the July 2019 episode "How to fix a bad credit history", with Dan York from Harmoney.

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Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how to find the best KiwiSaver options for a wealthy retirement. Hosted by Frances Cook.

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Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how a couple retired early for more family time. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Retiring early while your kids are still young enough to actually want to hang out with you? A dream, surely. 
Well this couple managed it, through a combination of property investing, and very frugal living, hitting their goal number in thei...

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A highlight clip from the August 2021 episode "The argument against maximising your KiwiSaver contributions", with David Boyle from Mint Asset Management.

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January 28, 2024 38 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s why investors are turning away from meme stocks, to more traditional investing methods. Hosted by Frances Cook.

It’s been a wild few years on the share market. When interest rates were so low, other types of investments didn’t seem too interesting, so investors flooded to shares.
That led to a sugar rush on the ma...

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A highlight clip from the February 2020 episode "How to tell an ethical KiwiSaver from a greenwashed one", with Mindful Money founder and CEO Barry Coates.

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January 21, 2024 21 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s the hidden tricks to a successful AirBnB listing. Hosted by Frances Cook.

With life more expensive by the day, plenty of people are looking for ways to bring in more money.

One popular option I’ve seen people go for is using AirBnB, whether it’s just a room in their house, or renting out the whole thing, while they ...

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A highlight clip from the November 2018 episode "How to successfully make money from your hobbies", with Xero's then-Managing Director for New Zealand and Pacific, Craig Hudson.

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Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s the longterm planning that can make a big difference to your finances. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Having kids is a joy and delight, but often also a big hit to the finances, and even the career.

It’s a busy new schedule, and as parents try to figure it out, there’s a particular pattern that often crops up.

In a hetero...

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A highlight clip from the February 2020 episode "How to tell an ethical KiwiSaver from a greenwashed one", with Mindful Money founder and CEO Barry Coates.

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Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how the push to work from home changed the commercial property game. Hosted by Frances Cook.

When you think about investing into property you probably think about buying a house, renting it to someone, and acting as a landlord.

But an area that’s often overlooked is commercial property, such as shops, or office buil...

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A highlight clip from the August 2019 episode "the NZ couple who paid off $566k of debt in three years", with Bradie Claydon.

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December 31, 2023 30 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s the likely good and bad in the year ahead. Hosted by Frances Cook.

New year, new us, new money problems.

After a 2023 where we battled falling house prices, rising interest rates, and eye wateringly expensive cost of living… what’s next?

I rallied the troops to help us peer into the crystal ball and predict the goo...

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A highlight clip from the June 2023 episode "from living paycheque to paycheque, to mortgage free, in just seven years", with Cathy Anderson from Curated Money.

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A highlight clip from the February 2023 episode "Is it still worth investing in property?" with Ed McKnight from Opes Partners.

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December 17, 2023 25 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how fake sales can lead to a overspend, and debt spiral. Hosted by Frances Cook.

Christmas is an expensive time of year, which can leave us vulnerable to tricky sales tactics, and getting pulled into a debt spiral.

Figures out from PriceSpy show some shops even indulge in ‘fake sales’ – the recent Black Friday sales...

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A highlight clip from the February 2023 episode "How to baby-proof your finances… kind of", with Cat Emerson from Kernel.

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December 10, 2023 31 mins

Each week BusinessDesk and the NZ Herald’s Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it’s how to fight back when fraud is committed in your name. Hosted by Frances Cook.

It’s the sort of thing that makes for a good scary headline, but you might never think could happen to you.

Having your identity stolen, so that people can commit fraud and dodgy financial dealings in your name, while you suffer the cons...

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A highlight clip from the December 2019 episode "how other NZers stay on budget over Christmas", with Tom Hartmann, from the Commission for Financial Capability.

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