It's No Secret

It's No Secret

It’s No Secret is a podcast for Kiwis who want their money questions answered. Are you wondering when is the right time to get on the property ladder, whether you should invest with family or how to talk to your significant other about investing and budgeting? If yes, you’re in the right place. Our hosts Cat Emerson and Christine Jensen will answer these questions and more. They’ll take you through the ins and outs of all things finance, money, property, investing and building wealth so you can move towards achieving financial freedom. Whether it’s learning about budgeting, what to do with your savings or whether you should be investing in the share markets, we’ve got you covered. Each Tuesday we’ll release one short episode that answers a specific money question. No long ramblings and no financial jargon. Investing hacks, budgeting tips and financial freedom included. You’ll be left feeling inspired, relieved and ready to take the next step in your financial journey. Happy listening! Submit a money question or get in touch at www.itsnosecret.co.nz

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June 2, 2021 26 min

Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

DOES EVERY RELATIONSHIP NEED A CFO AND HOW DO YOU MERGE FINANCES WITH YOUR PARTNER?

Today's show is part two of our money and relationships roundtable, where we are joined by two guests, Ollie and Luke.  We've roped our significant others into the podcasting fold for a money and relationships tell all...now we're back with part 2! ⁠

In this episode we cover...

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Hello and welcome to another bonus episode of It’s No Secret. Money Moments is where we chat to real Kiwis about their experience with money - the good, the bad and the hilarious. 

Today on the pod, we’re joined by Jervis Koo. Jervis is the Digital Director of boutique agency, Unco, a Kernel investor and of course a friend. 

In this episode, Jervis shares how he went from rags to riches, literally. From blowing an inheritance from hi...

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Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

DOES EVERY RELATIONSHIP NEED A CFO AND HOW DO YOU MERGE FINANCES WITH YOUR PARTNER?

On today's show we are joined by two guests....drum roll please! Meet Ollie and Luke. The long-suffering partners of your two hosts who kindly agreed to share their experiences in this roundtable discussion about money and relationships.

This conversation is a little more casual than...

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Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET TO BEING A MILLIONAIRE AND IS  THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BEING RICH AND BEING WEALTHY?

With the reality that many city dwellers (even first home buyers) having to pay upwards of a million dollars for a property, does that make us all millionaires? And why would we want to be a millionaire or even care? Is there a difference between being rich and...

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Hello and Happy Friyay! Here’s to a beautiful weekend full of lots of podcast listening. To kick the weekend off, we’re back with another Money Moments bonus episode; where we chat to real Kiwis about their experiences with money. 

Today we're joined by Armin Svoboda, Head of Digital at Kernel, and previous semi-professional rower.

From a young age, Armin has had a keen interest in business and finance, which was is what led him ...

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Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

HOW MUCH FINANCIAL PLANNING IS TOO MUCH FINANCIAL PLANNING? 

We all have different levels of financial planning we like to do. Some like to get knee deep in the excel spreadsheets and others avoid it like the plague. So which one are you? And is there a balance we can strike between having clarity over our finances by planning, and over-planning then scaring ourselves ...

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Hi friends, today on the show we are tackling part two of the question...

HOW, WHY AND WHEN SHOULD I START INVESTING IN THE SHARE MARKETS?

If you haven't listened to part 1 of this episode, stop and go back to listen now. In this episode Cat and Christine continue the conversation around getting started with investing, including how they both got started and what they're investing in now. Let's dive in.

What's in the e...

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Happy friday - we made it! And to kick off this weekend, welcome to another Money Moments bonus episode; where we chat to real Kiwis about their experiences with money.

Today we’re joined by Briony McKenzie, a Life and Business Coach, and the founder of Untapped. While supporting clients with their personal and professional development, Briony has also created a Money Mindset program and is particularly interested in the psychology ...

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Hi friends, this episode is longer than usual but we promise it's worth it! Today on the show we are tackling the question...

HOW, WHY AND WHEN SHOULD I START INVESTING IN THE SHARE MARKETS?

With the recent rise of new investing platforms in both New Zealand and overseas, we're seeing more and more people starting to dip their toes in the share market waters and give investing a go. But how do you know a) where to start, b) w...

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Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

HOW DO YOU PLANS FOR AND THEN PAY A LARGE SHORT TERM EXPENSE?  

In your 20s, 30s and beyond it sometimes feels like you're in the height of adulting that comes with pretty lumpy costs - things like moving overseas, buying a car, looking after your health, getting pets, weddings, honeymoons....the list goes on!

Layered on top of this is often an element of time press...

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Happy friday and welcome to another Money Moments bonus episode; where we chat to real Kiwis about their experiences with money.

Today we are joined by Kalé Emery, Co-Founder at The Money Men, mental wellbeing enthusiast and all round great bloke.  Kalé is not only an awesome financial adviser (which you'll be able to tell from this episode) but he also walks the walk in his own financial life.

In this episode Kalé shares:

  • How g...
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    Hello! In today's episode we are answering the question of...

    IS STARTING A BUSINESS REALLY WORTH IT?

    Every millennial these days wants to create a passive income and a side hustle. The idea of making money sounds attractive, but what is the reality that comes along with it? Starting a business is so much more than simply reserving a URL or an Instagram handle. Is it really worth all the time, stress and financial commitment? 

    W...

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    March 30, 2021 21 min

    Today on the show we are tackling the question of:

    HOW MUCH DEBT IS TOO MUCH DEBT?

    Welcome to the debt life, we love it here. Just kidding - sometimes we do and sometimes we don't, it really depends on what debt we're talking about and when you asked us.

    Most of us would know, not all debt is created equal - there are good debts and bad debts. But how do we know whether the amount of debt we have is okay, or way too high? Cat...

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    Today on the podcast we are tackling the question of:

    DO YOU ACTUALLY NEED TO START PLANNING RETIREMENT WHEN YOU'RE IN YOUR 20s & 30S?!

    Retirement. A far-away idea, but one that's most likely going to be a reality for us all. If you're in your 20s or 30s, the question of whether you're going to have enough money to retire with has probably crossed your mind. Buuut it might not have been important enough to kick y...

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    Welcome to a very special episode of It’s No Secret - the first of our Money Moments episodes, where we chat to real Kiwis about their experiences with money. 

    As you've come to expect from us, we talk through the good, the bad and the ugly, with a fair dose of radical honesty.

    For our first Money Moments episode,  we are joined by Mikayla Hopkins - Chief Marketing Officer at The Face Place and Founder of Her Career - a networkin...

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    Today on the podcast we are tackling the question of Investing with Family: should you do it for love or money?

    Investing with family members can come in many forms; from the Kiwi dream of owning property, running your own business, investing on behalf of a family member or providing financial assistance for cultural reasons. And whilst there can be many pros to helping others, particularly those closest to us, there can also be dow...

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    Hello and welcome to another episode! Episode three of It's No Secret tackles the question...

    IS FINANCIAL COMPARISON OUR FRIEND OR FOE?

    Comparison, when it comes to money, can be such a slippery slope or it can be a blessing.

    It's something we all do, just not out loud. I'd argue that you're probably lying to yourself if you think you don't compare or at least think about what other people are doing when it comes ...

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    Hello and welcome to our first episode of It's No Secret, today we're  tackling the question...

    DO YOU LET MONEY CONTROL YOUR LIFE?

    We're unpacking this question because your relationship with money is the absolute starting point of your financial journey. How you feel about and approach using money impacts so many areas of your life - in both the positive and negative. 

    In this episode we cover: 

  • What does a healthy relat...
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    Hello and welcome to another episode! Episode two of It's No Secret tackles the question...

    DO I HAVE TO INVEST IN OR BUY A PROPERTY BEFORE TURN 30?

    Welcome to the property FOMO episode. We've all read the news headlines, seen the latest auction results and know how challenging the first step on the property ladder can be. So, do you really need to be on it? And by what age?

    In this episode we cover: 

  • FOMO, FOMO, FOMO
  • Is owning ...
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    March 1, 2021 3 min

    It’s No Secret is a podcast for Kiwis who want their money questions answered.  

    Are you wondering when is the right time to get on the property ladder, whether you should invest with family or how to talk to your significant other about investing and budgeting? If yes, you’re in the right place. Our hosts Cat Emerson and Christine Jensen will answer these questions and more.  

    They’ll take you through the ins and outs of all things ...

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