The ac­ci­den­tal doom-mon­ger

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - ROB STOCK

I was on the telly a week ago for Money Week, and I’m glad to say I didn’t make a mup­pet of my­self. I’m not brag­ging though.

Even though I didn’t stut­ter, swear, or sweat pro­fusely, I com­mit­ted the car­di­nal sin of money writ­ers: I spread fear, not hope.

I was on TV3’s The Cafe hosted Mel Homer and Mike Puru.

They were awe­some, and beau­ti­ful in the way only TV peo­ple are.

Even af­ter the make-up ladies had done their best, I felt dowdy in Homer and Puru’s pres­ence.

They had their easy, vi­va­cious way in the front of the cam­era.

I had to re­ally crank up my en­ergy so I didn’t sound like I was suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion.

It all started well.

Sat on The Cafe couch, I ran briefly through the emo­tional cost of not be­ing in a good place with your money.

I spoke of the roughly six in ten peo­ple who were con­cerned or ex­tremely con­cerned they’d be

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