The latest from Investment Editor Frances Cook

Frances has a master's degree in media studies from Victoria University of Wellington and a level 5 certificate in financial services specialising in investments. She has worked as a journalist for 12 years, first specialising in crime, before moving into politics, and finally business and finance. She is the author of two books on personal finance and is best known for the personal finance podcast, ‘Cooking the books’.
She is also a regular commentator on business and personal finance matters, including on the AM show, NewstalkZB, the Hits, and Flava. You can follow her on Twitter here or connect with her on LinkedIn here.

Cooking the Books: the pitfalls DIY investors need to avoid
Frances Cook | Mon, 08 Aug 2022

Buying shares on the stock market is a great way to build wealth. But there are traps for the unwary, says Frances Cook.