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Cooking the Books with Frances Cook

By Newstalk ZB and NZ Herald

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

  1. 1.
    How to start the money conversation with your partner12/01/2020
    26:13
  2. 2.
    How to check and fix your credit score11/24/2020
    20:05
  3. 3.
    How to find financial stability in an unstable world11/17/2020
    36:54
  4. 4.
    What to buy when you can't buy a house11/10/2020
    28:46
  5. 5.
    The timeline of what to do with your money, when11/03/2020
    35:43
  6. 6.
    How to pay off debt faster10/27/2020
    24:33
  7. 7.
    Side hustles that don't suck10/20/2020
    33:15
  8. 8.
    What the FMA makes of the explosion of new investors10/13/2020
    26:44
  1. 9.
    The KiwiSaver mistake younger people are making, that hurts first home buying10/06/2020
    26:18
  2. 10.
    How to negotiate more money, even during a pandemic09/29/2020
    32:18
  3. 11.
    It's time to Pivot - to The Pivot Pod09/24/2020
    0:45
  4. 12.
    How to financially manage a career change09/22/2020
    25:19
  5. 13.
    The NZer who paid off $94,000 debt in 3 years, by side hustling09/15/2020
    22:17
  6. 14.
    Why Covid-19 has seen more people taking the leap into self-employment09/08/2020
    21:27
  7. 15.
    How to save thousands on your mortgage, in good times and bad09/01/2020
    29:24
  8. 16.
    Young adults are saving and investing more – here's how to do it well08/25/2020
    24:12
  9. 17.
    Should you pay off the mortgage or invest?08/19/2020
    19:00
  10. 18.
    The key to a budget that still lets you live life08/12/2020
    17:20
  11. 19.
    The surprising confidence among KiwiSavers, even after Covid08/05/2020
    27:02
  12. 20.
    Top tips to cut your food budget07/29/2020
    25:11
  13. 21.
    Why is the sharemarket strangely positive?07/22/2020
    33:00
  14. 22.
    Could a Universal Basic Income (UBI) work in NZ?07/15/2020
    32:15
  15. 23.
    How to use furniture flipping to make extra cash07/10/2020
    15:52
  16. 24.
    Property is recovering, but is it enough?07/08/2020
    22:08
  17. 25.
    Why you should prepare for your KiwiSaver to go down again07/01/2020
    31:27
  18. 26.
    Core satellite: The shares investing strategy for those who like to pick winners06/24/2020
    24:13
  19. 27.
    The easiest ways to start a garden and save on your food budget06/18/2020
    16:52
  20. 28.
    How a ‘portfolio career’ could boost your employment chances06/16/2020
    26:36
  21. 29.
    The tricks to op shopping like a pro06/10/2020
    17:48
  22. 30.
    Everything you need to know about renting post-lockdown06/03/2020
    21:24
  23. 31.
    Your mortgage questions, answered05/27/2020
    21:52
  24. 32.
    The easy way to claim expenses for working from home05/20/2020
    14:13
  25. 33.
    Tactics to stop your money from hurting your mental health05/13/2020
    27:23
  26. 34.
    OneRoof property panel bonus episode: How long will it take the housing market to recover from Covid-19?05/12/2020
    37:26
  27. 35.
    How will our work lives change after Covid-19?05/06/2020
    21:14
  28. 36.
    How your KiwiSaver is protected in a crisis04/29/2020
    17:55
  29. 37.
    The tech change shaping how we sell houses post-Covid 1904/27/2020
    19:28
  30. 38.
    The nuts and bolts of how to start investing04/22/2020
    16:40
  31. 39.
    Scammers are already targeting you through Covid-1904/21/2020
    14:03
  32. 40.
    How to boost your job prospects post-lockdown04/17/2020
    15:12
  33. 41.
    The encouraging signs for our economy weathering Covid-1904/16/2020
    32:08
  34. 42.
    How to make sense of the property market, whether you’re buying or selling04/15/2020
    25:38
  35. 43.
    How to decide if you should make a KiwiSaver hardship application04/14/2020
    16:05
  36. 44.
    How you could make money from the share market going down04/10/2020
    24:41
  37. 45.
    What to do if you’ve lost your job and have no savings04/09/2020
    25:19
  38. 46.
    Should you still buy a house in a post-Covid 19 world?04/08/2020
    23:43
  39. 47.
    Should you stop paying into KiwiSaver while the economy’s tanking?04/07/2020
    28:21
  40. 48.
    How to prepare for a recession if you don’t have any savings04/06/2020
    17:58
  41. 49.
    What to do if you’ve gone from a two income household to one04/03/2020
    22:06
  42. 50.
    Your KiwiSaver is down. Here's why it can be a good thing.04/02/2020
    31:19
  43. 51.
    The pros and cons of taking a mortgage holiday04/01/2020
    19:49
  44. 52.
    How to stay calm when your money is falling apart03/31/2020
    22:12
  45. 53.
    A guide to the financial help for surviving Covid-1903/29/2020
    18:31
  46. 54.
    Why your KiwiSaver could be lulling you into a false sense of security03/29/2020
    32:10
  47. 55.
    What to be wary of when buying a house off the plans03/24/2020
    19:33
  48. 56.
    Budgeting success comes from ditching your car, not coffee03/17/2020
    19:17
  49. 57.
    Why prefab housing has been ignored until now03/10/2020
    22:26
  50. 58.
    The career advice you need to ignore03/03/2020
    21:10
  51. 59.
    How to use bonds as a safe place for your money02/25/2020
    19:31
  52. 60.
    The common insurance mistake NZers are making02/18/2020
    17:03
  53. 61.
    The tax realities of making a side hustle work02/11/2020
    16:34
  54. 62.
    How to tell an ethical KiwiSaver from a greenwashed one02/04/2020
    21:48
  55. 63.
    Trailer01/30/2020
    0:52
  56. 64.
    How to protect your cash in a split01/28/2020
    15:18
  57. 65.
    Why financial stress could be hurting your career01/21/2020
    15:29
  58. 66.
    The reality of one NZers journey to early retirement01/14/2020
    19:27
  59. 67.
    How to watch your pennies in 202001/07/2020
    16:33
  60. 68.
    The psychology of why it's better to give than receive12/31/2019
    10:42
  61. 69.
    How other NZers stay on budget over Christmas12/22/2019
    16:24
  62. 70.
    How money can be used to abuse12/17/2019
    29:26
  63. 71.
    Housing is now a different game from the beginning of 201912/10/2019
    25:24
  64. 72.
    What to know before buying a house with friends12/03/2019
    15:35
  65. 73.
    Can passive investing be trusted?11/26/2019
    22:17
  66. 74.
    Why property investing can be so much more than renting homes11/19/2019
    19:00
  67. 75.
    How to budget without feeling deprived11/12/2019
    32:19
  68. 76.
    Could building be the way for first home buyers to get ahead?11/06/2019
    14:07
  69. 77.
    How the rule of 100 helps decide your investing strategy10/30/2019
    24:36
  70. 78.
    Could changing KiwiSaver make home ownership easier?10/23/2019
    17:37
  71. 79.
    How money silence is hurting us all10/16/2019
    20:40
  72. 80.
    How to house hack your way to lower bills10/09/2019
    21:24
  73. 81.
    Should you protect your KiwiSaver by going conservative?10/02/2019
    23:52
  74. 82.
    How to stop the land under your house causing headaches09/25/2019
    15:08
  75. 83.
    How to start a business with profits in mind09/18/2019
    12:52
  76. 84.
    Could a do-up cost more than building a home?09/11/2019
    14:28
  77. 85.
    The most successful ways to travel on a budget09/04/2019
    24:54
  78. 86.
    Bonus episode! The OneRoof property panel09/02/2019
    29:25
  79. 87.
    What to know when choosing between house vs apartment08/28/2019
    28:02
  80. 88.
    The NZ couple who paid off $566k of debt in three years08/21/2019
    24:27
  81. 89.
    How to pay your mortgage off faster08/14/2019
    28:42
  82. 90.
    Why term deposits aren't making the money they used to08/07/2019
    21:29
  83. 91.
    How location can give you a house that fits your lifestyle07/31/2019
    23:09
  84. 92.
    How to fix a bad credit history07/24/2019
    16:43
  85. 93.
    How to get your mortgage right from the start07/17/2019
    23:24
  86. 94.
    Finally, kids can be taught about money in school07/10/2019
    16:04
  87. 95.
    How to save a house deposit on an average income07/03/2019
    31:32
  88. 96.
    Is 'degrowth' the answer to stopping workaholism?06/26/2019
    18:39
  89. 97.
    Life stages where renting is better than buying a home06/19/2019
    22:13
  90. 98.
    What you're ignoring in your KiwiSaver that could cost you $135,00006/12/2019
    14:29
  91. 99.
    Myth busting the 'golden ratio' for your money06/05/2019
    22:32
  92. 100.
    The tricks to making a side hustle work05/29/2019
    21:10
  93. 101.
    Why smaller houses are suddenly hot property05/22/2019
    14:21
  94. 102.
    Why the sharing economy is becoming cool again05/15/2019
    12:06
  95. 103.
    What not to do in the sharemarket05/08/2019
    15:08
  96. 104.
    How to turn a small windfall into a big deal, with the triangle method04/24/2019
    15:02
  97. 105.
    KiwiSaver has changed, and more is coming in the future04/17/2019
    14:28
  98. 106.
    How to Hatch your wagon to overseas companies04/10/2019
    20:11
  99. 107.
    Unemployment is down, why aren't wages up?04/03/2019
    13:22
  100. 108.
    How to talk to your partner about money03/27/2019
    14:40
  101. 109.
    Can voting with your wallet force social media companies to change?03/20/2019
    18:14
  102. 110.
    How to run a small business and still have a life03/13/2019
    16:15
  103. 111.
    How robots are changing the way we invest03/06/2019
    25:08
  104. 112.
    How a capital gains tax will change your KiwiSaver02/27/2019
    24:53
  105. 113.
    Should first home buyers wait for the market to crash?02/20/2019
    17:08
  106. 114.
    What to do when asking for a raise doesn't work02/13/2019
    21:42
  107. 115.
    Why doing less can make you richer02/06/2019
    18:15
  108. 116.
    The rising power of ethical investments01/30/2019
    22:50
  109. 117.
    What to do when you've left it too late to invest01/23/2019
    18:20
  110. 118.
    How to cut waste and your food bill at the same time01/16/2019
    13:07
  111. 119.
    Why a healthy budget can include a flamethrower01/09/2019
    13:19
  112. 120.
    How to watch your pennies in 201901/02/2019
    16:38
  113. 121.
    Why do sales make us irrational?12/25/2018
    18:58
  114. 122.
    Can you afford your pet?12/19/2018
    16:55
  115. 123.
    Ways to take a holiday without going broke12/12/2018
    19:43
  116. 124.
    Cooking the Books: What do the mortgage changes mean for you?12/05/2018
    16:37
  117. 125.
    Cooking the Books: The argument against maxing your KiwiSaver contributions11/28/2018
    20:38
  118. 126.
    Cooking the Books: How to successfully make money from your hobbies11/21/2018
    19:41
  119. 127.
    Cooking the Books: Why a lotto win can ruin your finances11/14/2018
    20:06
  120. 128.
    Cooking the Books: Can buying with a friend get you a house?11/07/2018
    17:53
  121. 129.
    Cooking the Books: How to use the skills you have to get paid more10/31/2018
    20:50
  122. 130.
    Cooking the Books: How KiwiSaver can help and hurt first home buyers10/24/2018
    19:47
  123. 131.
    Cooking the Books: Why the OCR is the key to your financial life10/10/2018
    19:48
  124. 132.
    Cooking the Books: Are the highs of high risk investing worth it?10/03/2018
    20:01
  125. 133.
    Cooking the Books: The NZ family man saving 50 percent of his income09/26/2018
    17:32
  126. 134.
    Cooking the Books: Are you getting gouged on your electricity bill?09/19/2018
    12:49
  127. 135.
    Cooking the Books: The smartest ways to buy a car09/11/2018
    21:42
  128. 136.
    Cooking the Books: How to shelter your KiwiSaver from life's storms09/05/2018
    13:54
  129. 137.
    Cooking the Books: How to get started as a DIY investor08/29/2018
    12:31
  130. 138.
    Cooking the Books: What's the best investment for your life stage?08/22/2018
    23:10
  131. 139.
    Cooking the Books: How to set yourself up for a pay rise08/15/2018
    14:54
  132. 140.
    Cooking the Books: The tricks to negotiating the best mortgage08/08/2018
    17:12
  133. 141.
    Cooking the Books: How to talk to your kids about money08/01/2018
    20:56
  134. 142.
    Cooking the Books: Why a market downturn can be the best time to buy shares07/25/2018
    17:45
  135. 143.
    Cooking the Books: Have your own The Block without going broke07/18/2018
    17:58
  136. 144.
    Cooking the Books: Why New Zealanders are scared of the sharemarket07/11/2018
    15:33
  137. 145.
    Cooking the Books: Should you drain your KiwiSaver to buy a house?07/04/2018
    20:17
  138. 146.
    Cooking the Books: The simple maths behind early retirement06/27/2018
    16:06
  139. 147.
    Cooking The Books: Is a side hustle worthwhile?06/20/2018
    10:44
  140. 148.
    Cooking the Books: How to stay warm this winter without going broke06/13/2018
    21:10
  141. 149.
    Cooking the Books: How much money do you need to retire?06/06/2018
    22:06
  142. 150.
    Cooking the Books: Know thy money personality05/02/2018
    10:00
  143. 151.
    Cooking The Books: Why a simple savings account is the key to money happiness04/25/2018
    12:06
  144. 152.
    Cooking the Books: The good and bad news for first home buyers04/18/2018
    12:07
  145. 153.
    Cooking the Books: How to squeeze the best mortgage out of your bank04/11/2018
    18:51
  146. 154.
    Cooking the Books: How to stop emotions hurting your finances04/04/2018
    21:08
  147. 155.
    Cooking the Books: Will political spats ruin your investments?03/28/2018
    15:18
  148. 156.
    Cooking the Books: Should you help your kids buy a house?03/21/2018
    13:47
  149. 157.
    Cooking the Books: How to have fun for free03/14/2018
    15:34
  150. 158.
    Cooking the Books: Will a foreign buyers' ban help you get a house?03/07/2018
    13:05
  151. 159.
    Cooking the Books: The unexpected ways you're hurting your credit score02/28/2018
    14:20
  152. 160.
    Cooking the Books: Don't panic, but your KiwiSaver has gone down02/21/2018
    18:05
  153. 161.
    Why earning more won't make you rich02/14/2018
    18:18
  154. 162.
    Cooking the Books: How to save money while saving the planet02/07/2018
    13:44
  155. 163.
    Cooking the Books: Why bitcoin could be mainstream by 201901/31/2018
    12:16
  156. 164.
    Cooking The Books: KiwiSaver myths, busted01/24/2018
    19:24
  157. 165.
    Cooking The Books: Could you retire at 30?01/17/2018
    9:09
  158. 166.
    Cooking the Books podcast: Why women need to save more for retirement01/10/2018
    14:22
  159. 167.
    Cooking the Books: How to watch your pennies in 201801/03/2018
    14:23
  160. 168.
    Cooking the Books: Where to start when you're drowning in debt12/27/2017
    15:05
  161. 169.
    Cooking the Books: Are Boxing Day sales worth it?12/20/2017
    10:46
  162. 170.
    Cooking the Books: Six ways New Zealanders save money over Christmas12/13/2017
    14:33
  163. 171.
    Cooking the Books: When is that golden investment a scam?12/06/2017
    13:51
  164. 172.
    Cooking the Books: Stop friends sabotaging your career11/29/2017
    12:36
  165. 173.
    Why sky rocketing house values won’t make you rich11/22/2017
    11:40
  166. 174.
    Cooking the Books: The money mistakes to avoid while you’re young11/15/2017
    10:06
  167. 175.
    Why you should be keeping an eye on bitcoin11/08/2017
    12:32
  168. 176.
    Cooking the Books: How to become an investor without losing your soul11/01/2017
    13:49
  169. 177.
    Cooking the Books: The dangers of getting a loan from family members10/25/2017
    13:07
  170. 178.
    Cooking the Books: Why a capital gains tax would be a good thing10/17/2017
    14:41
  171. 179.
    Cooking the Books: Make your KiwiSaver work harder, for free10/11/2017
    14:30
  172. 180.
    Cooking the Books: What to do if you’re not being paid enough10/04/2017
    15:01
  173. 181.
    Cooking the Books: Do you have what it takes to become your own boss?09/27/2017
    16:17
  174. 182.
    Cooking the Books: Ten ways to save a buck in your daily life09/13/2017
    20:26
  175. 183.
    Cooking the Books: How ignoring KiwiSaver will leave you in the lurch09/06/2017
    13:58
  176. 184.
    Cooking the books: Can you budget and still have fun?08/30/2017
    15:19
  177. 185.
    Cooking the Books: Becoming an investor for $508/23/2017
    12:42
  178. 186.
    Cooking the Books: One money tip from ... Jacinda Ardern08/17/2017
    10:22
  179. 187.
    One money tip from … Peter Dunne08/15/2017
    11:51
  180. 188.
    Cooking the Books: One money tip from … Te Ururoa Flavell08/10/2017
    12:37
  181. 189.
    Cooking the Books: One money tip from ... PM Bill English08/07/2017
    8:39
  182. 190.
    Cooking the Books: One money tip from... James Shaw08/03/2017
    11:31
  183. 191.
    Cooking the Books podcast: One money tip from ... David Seymour08/01/2017
    10:33
  184. 192.
    Cooking the Books: What do you do when the bubble bursts?07/26/2017
    14:50
  185. 193.
    Cooking the Books: Forget giving up coffee, save the big bucks07/19/2017
    14:24
  186. 194.
    Cooking the Books: Why women need to save more for retirement07/12/2017
    14:22
  187. 195.
    Cooking the Books: KiwiSaver dos and don’ts07/05/2017
    12:55
  188. 196.
    Cooking the Books: Is a university degree worth it?06/28/2017
    14:09
  189. 197.
    Cooking the Books: Protect your money from the scammers06/21/2017
    11:54
  190. 198.
    Cooking the Books: The false security of KiwiSaver06/14/2017
    12:38
  191. 199.
    Cooking The Books: Boost your karma while protecting your wallet06/07/2017
    11:25
  192. 200.
    Cooking the Books: How to save money on your power bill this winter05/31/2017
    12:23

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