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Tales from a Financial Hot Mess

Frances Cook



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Random House New Zealand Ltd
01 October 2019
Memoirs; Personal finance
Forever wrestling with annoying debt? Clueless about where your pay cheques go? Want to get ahead?

Journalist, podcaster and reformed money mess Frances Cook is here for you.

Tales from a Financial Hot Mess is the story of how Frances got her money sh*t sorted. She learned the hard way so you don't have to, and details how you can- Change your money mindset Set up a do-able budget Avoid being fooled by banks and retailers Understand investing (starting with what you have) Reduce your debt Save more Sort your KiwiSaver Make smart housing decisions (whether renting or buying) Fix a mortgage that works for you (with your coffee and smashed avocado) Negotiate a pay rise Simplify your life . . . and loads more This book is the real deal - not another bulleted, tabled, graphed lecture from a financial advisor who's never had issues with money.

Delivering laughs and smarts, proven financial advice, handy how-tos (and please-don'ts) and numerous expert insights (from 22 actual experts), Tales from a Financial Hot Mess will guide you along the rocky path to financial freedom.
By:   Frances Cook
Imprint:   Random House New Zealand Ltd
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9780143773801
ISBN 10:   0143773801
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Frances Cook is a reformed money mess, currently managing podcasts for the New Zealand Herald, Newstalk ZB, and RadioSport. She is best known for hosting the personal finance podcast 'Cooking the Books', one of New Zealand's top podcasts. Gaining a Master's in Media Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, Frances went on to work as a journalist, first at RadioLive then NewstalkZB, before moving to cover politics for ZB. She more recently made the switch to work at the Herald, first as a senior multimedia journalist, and now in her podcast role. As well as hosting 'Cooking the Books', Frances also hosts 'The Front Page', which goes behind the scenes of the biggest investigations out of the Herald newsroom. She is the executive producer of podcasts 'Speaking Secrets' and 'Trip Notes', with others in the pipeline. She is a regular commentator for Newstalk ZB radio shows, particularly on politics and personal finance matters.

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