Best selling author, creator of podcast Cooking the Books and Financial saviour to all
Frances Cook is a reformed financial hot mess who now saves others from her money mistakes. She is a best-selling author, a columnist, a speaker and podcaster. Priding herself on clear, non-judgmental communication, Frances knows how to balance giving you the information you need while making sure you don’t fall asleep.
Frances is on a mission to uncomplicate money matters. Amidst a dynamic body of work, she is best known for her role as the BusinessDesk Investments Editor, her fortnightly slot on the AM show and her weekly personal finance podcast Cooking the Books - one of New Zealand’s leading podcasts.
Frances shares insights on how average Kiwis can change their relationship with money and ultimately gain financial freedom, along with offering techniques that boost earning power in any industry, property investment hacks and ways to retire early. Her speciality is taking complicated, specialised knowledge and making it concise, engaging and accessible.
If you want to know more about money mindset, your KiwiSaver, how to buy a first home, or dip a first toe into investing, Frances can help you. Priding herself on a clear communication style that is never judgemental, Frances has built an audience of people who felt excluded by traditional money advice. From getting out of debt all the way to finding financial freedom, Frances is the smart friend who can make it make sense.
Hamilton , New Zealand
Broadcaster, Compere/MC, Journalism, Money Communication , Panellist, Podcasting, Speaker, Writing
Broadcasting – Radio/TV, Current Affairs, Food & Wine, Personal Finance , Travel, Women in Finance , Writing
Building a new generation of financial freedom seekers, Business, How to build trust with your customers, How to start talking about money, Lifestyle & Wellbeing, Motivational Speakers, Women in finance
|2023||BNZ Private Capital Forum, BNZ - MC|
|2023||Booster Financial Services Annual Conference, Booster - Speaker|
|2023||CPIA Forum, Canterbury Property Investors Association - Speaker|
|2023||CWLA Professional Women's Conference, Canterbury Women's Legal Association - Speaker|
|2023||Harcourts National Conference - Speaker|
|2023||IWD Her Money Matters, Financial Market Authority - Speaker|
|2023||Mindful Money Awards, Mindful Money - Speaker|
|2023||Rise Up Pitch Night 2023, Soda Inc. - Speaker|
|2023||She Evolves Women Empowerment Fiji Trip, She Evolves - Speaker|
|2023||Sorted Money Month 2023, Public Trust - MC|
|2023||Vector Metering Staff Personal Finance Webinar, Vector Metering - Speaker|
|2022||Better Business Days, Mike Pero - Speaker|
|2022||Facilitator Day, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission - Speaker|
|2022||Finance Webinar, Timely - Speaker|
|2022||Mike Pero Conference 2022, Mike Pero - Speaker|
|2022||REBL Annual Conference, Real Estate Brands Management - Speaker|
Anna Devcich | Business Growth Advisor
Frances spoke at RISE UP 2023 – an event celebrating female entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand. Frances was excellent to deal with in the lead up to the event. As our guest speaker, she spoke articulately, sharing her story and offering practical financial tips to our audience. Thank you!
Rise Up Event 2023