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Making sense out of your money Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly doesn’t like to use dirty words like "budget" and "frugal." Instead, she focuses on how to find financial peace by better allocating your paychecks and analyzing the impact of simple family decisions. Each episode approaches the topic of personal finance from both a cost-savings and revenue-generating perspective. Covered topics include: vacationing on a budget, accumulating retirement savings on a limited income, optimizing your 401k and insurance plans, reducing household expenses, the financial impact of owning a pet, maximizing value when de-cluttering and selling personal property. Money Making Sense will give you practical ideas on how to improve your bottom line. Money Making Sense is a 2017 Podcast Awards Nominee.

Making sense out of your money Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly doesn’t like to use dirty words like "budget" and "frugal." Instead, she focuses on how to find financial peace by better allocating your paychecks and analyzing the impact of simple family decisions. Each episode approaches the topic of personal finance from both a cost-savings and revenue-generating perspective. Covered topics include: vacationing on a budget, accumulating retirement savings on a limited income, optimizing your 401k and insurance plans, reducing household expenses, the financial impact of owning a pet, maximizing value when de-cluttering and selling personal property. Money Making Sense will give you practical ideas on how to improve your bottom line. Money Making Sense is a 2017 Podcast Awards Nominee.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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Making sense out of your money Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly doesn’t like to use dirty words like "budget" and "frugal." Instead, she focuses on how to find financial peace by better allocating your paychecks and analyzing the impact of simple family decisions. Each episode approaches the topic of personal finance from both a cost-savings and revenue-generating perspective. Covered topics include: vacationing on a budget, accumulating retirement savings on a limited income, optimizing your 401k and insurance plans, reducing household expenses, the financial impact of owning a pet, maximizing value when de-cluttering and selling personal property. Money Making Sense will give you practical ideas on how to improve your bottom line. Money Making Sense is a 2017 Podcast Awards Nominee.

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English

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801-575-6397


Episodes

Are tariffs killing manufacturing?

10/17/2018
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The rising cost of goods due to tariff wars are impacting consumers who want to buy cars and houses. Shawn Fitzgerald, the Vice President of Marketing for Thomas explains why manufacturing is still a viable industry. He also discusses with host Heather Kelly why there will be two million jobs available in manufacturing alone by 2025. And what Millennials need to do to fill the skills gap left by the Baby Boomer generation. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on...

Duration:00:21:33

Warning! Are You Sabotaging Your Weath?

10/10/2018
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Is it time to get out of the stock market? President of Meyer & Associates, Joseph Meyer, has advice about using a Bull or Bear market to your advantage. What is a Bull or Bear market anyway? Joseph, who is also editor of Straight Money Analysis explains what you need to know to protect your investments. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. Be sure to email Heather...

Duration:00:18:20

7 Steps to financial freedom

9/26/2018
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If your finances are controlling you, this is the episode to hear. The author of "Fit Money: 7 Steps to get your Financial Life in Shape" Julia Carlson joins host Heather Kelly with understanding saving and spending money wisely. As the CEO and Founder of Financial Freedom Wealth Management Group*, Julia has helped many clients learn why gaining financial freedom is a mindset. And find out how you can get a FREE book. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook....

Duration:00:21:02

Staying sane when talking to your kids and parents about money

9/19/2018
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Talking to our kids about money is hard. Especially when we don't know much about money ourselves. Even worse, having the conversation with our parents. Eric Brotman, CEO of Brotman Financial Group, has three great tips on teaching kids how much $25 can buy. And, he provides a way for us to approach our parents that won't feel threatening to them. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her...

Duration:00:22:12

Was God showing off when he created Utah?

9/14/2018
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Part 3 of the disparity between rural and urban tax payers. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox talks tariffs and trade wars and how it's affect Utah's agriculture industry with host Heather Kelly. And how has the loss of income affected support for President Donald Trump in the rural sector? Find out why Mr. Cox believes President Trump got into office and why God was showing off when he/she created Utah. Which industry brings in more money for the state, tourism or energy exploration? And how about...

Duration:00:18:07

Bridging the tax gap between Urbanites and everyone else

9/13/2018
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Utah's coal miners and farmers aren't having the same economic prosperity as those living near the Silicone Slopes. In Part 2 of Host Heather Kelly's conversation with Lt. Governor Spencer Cox, they discuss why. Could the "Rural Summit" taking place in Utah this fall bridge the gap between the have's and the have not's in this new economy? Could telecommunications be the solution? You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's...

Duration:00:12:26

The Urban vs Rural tax divide keeps growing

9/12/2018
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Utah was just named the most diverse economy in the United States. But it comes with areas of the Beehive State which are still in recession and others which have more jobs available than people to fill them and a housing shortage. Find out why Utah's Lt. Governor Spencer Cox says 'you have to participate or you will lose out' in Part 1 of our interview, "Why are my tax dollars going to pay for something which doesn't affect me?" You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on...

Duration:00:15:19

I should've ordered a salad

9/5/2018
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Infomercials and shopping networks can suck you in and suck your wallet dry. Finance writer Sam Becker of Stash explains what to look out for so you are tricked into buying something you don't need. And Sam & Host Heather Kelly discuss ways to train yourself to resist temptation from the psychological tricks used. You can get more insight from Erin Lowry, the Broke Millennial. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not...

Duration:00:16:05

Is pet insurance a scam?

8/29/2018
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Some pets may eat you out of house home, and they could also cost a fortune in vet bills. Host Heather Kelly revisits her interview with Dr. Susan McDonad, Veterinarian from Holladay Veterinary Hospital and talks about the costs associated with owning a pet; from office visits and vaccines to treating cancer. She'll also discuss whether pet insurance is a scam or a necessity and where the safe places are to find a new pet. And what about the price of that pet-food? And read about 'How to...

Duration:00:24:41

This is why a Roth IRA is the best thing since sliced bread

8/25/2018
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Part 2 covers Roth IRAs. What's the difference between a traditional Individual Retirement Account and a Roth? Is one better than another? Find out which account CPA Mike Torgerson with Hinton and Birdick believes is the best thing since slice bread. And Susan Speirs of UACPA is also on hand to help make sense of exceptions to these plans. And are they different from a 401k? You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not...

Duration:00:21:26

Facts about IRA's which will impress your friends

8/22/2018
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IRA, Roth IRA, 401k. What are they, which one is best and why do I want or need one? CPA Mike Torgerson with Hinton and Birdick and Susan Speirs of UACPA answers these questions. In Part 1, Mike, Susan and Heather break down what a Traditional IRA is and how it affects your paychecks and your taxes. This is IRA 101. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page. You can...

Duration:00:08:08

Will hiring ex convicts improve society?

8/15/2018
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With a shortage of qualified employees, many companies are struggling to fill open positions. But, one sector of the population is usually ignored. Ex convicts and felons. Vice President of Human Resources for Utah Housing Corporation, Sterling Barker, has great tips for businesses looking to fill their ranks. They could be eligible for tax breaks and some organizations will pay a portion of an employees salary if they came out of the prison system. Sterling also gives excellent tips to...

Duration:00:30:28

Your financial email questions answered

8/8/2018
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Host Heather Kelly answers some questions she received from listeners. How do you build a credit rating if you're just starting out? What's a quick, easy way to save money around the house? Find out if your email was answered on this episode of Money Making Sense. If it wasn't, be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking...

Duration:00:12:46

Why Baby Boomers & Millennials don't understand each other financially

8/1/2018
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Is electronic finances better than cash? It depends on whom you talk to. And how does a Baby Boomer grandparent send money in a format their Millennial grandchild will understand? Digital Content Producer for KSL Newsradio, Josh Tilton, sits down with host Heather Kelly to try figure out how to speak to each other, financially. Will Josh be able to make change if someone hands him dollar bills? Will Heather ever figure out how to use Venmo? You can follow this show on Twitter...

Duration:00:22:30

A Millennial and Baby Boomer discuss housing affordability

7/25/2018
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Rents and housing prices are skyrocketing. Host Heather Kelly speaks with KSL Newsradio's Josh Tilton about his struggles in affording a house. Even as a full-time Digital Content Producer, he wonders how long, if ever, it will take to buy a home. How does a Millennial save 20% for a downpayment? How does a Baby Boomer sell the home they're currently in and buy new? And what are their perspectives on what it will take to achieve that goal. You can follow this show on Twitter...

Duration:00:23:20

Top 3 ways to save for what you want

7/18/2018
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Host Heather Kelly answers several listeners' questions on 'how to save money to buy something you really want, when you don't have a lot to spare.' Her guest Becky Bruce, co-host of FBI Confidential, saved for two separate trips to Africa and bought a new car within a 4-year period. Learn the top 3 things you need to accomplish your financial goals on this episode of Money Making Sense. Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Duration:00:13:50

Why sales tax shouldn't be avoided

7/11/2018
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The United States is losing billions of dollars each year by not collecting sales tax. Tax attorney Steve Young of Holland and Hart explains why sales tax was originally instituted and why states need it. Steve also talks about efforts to raise sales tax on services such as car repairs, health care and hair dressers. If a state doesn't have enough money coming in from sales taxes, how do they pay for things they need to run it? **Since this show was recorded, The Supreme Court ruled States...

Duration:00:25:25

Which came first? Backyard chickens or salmonella?

7/4/2018
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Whether scrambled, fried, over easy, smothered in salsa or sprinkled in salt and doused with ketchup, your grocery store eggs could also contain a deadly bacteria. Veterinary technician and backyard chicken enthusiast Heather Boyce tells host Heather Kelly why she believes government regulations may actually spread salmonella through egg cartons. Boyce says over time, raising chickens may save money over buying eggs from Walmart or Target. And its illegal in Europe for farmers to do what...

Duration:00:12:44

Cars vs Public Transportation: Which is less expensive

6/29/2018
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In Part 3 of my conversation with Utah Transit Authority spokesperson Carl Arky we discuss when it's better for individuals to drive than take a train or bus. Does pollution and bad weather driving conditions weigh more heavily on people than the costs when deciding to take public transportation or not? Find out what Carl's prediction is for the future. You can follow the show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her...

Duration:00:09:30

The more you use it, the less it costs

6/28/2018
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In Part 2 of my conversation, Carl Arky, the Utah Transit Authority spokesperson, explains why you have to pay round trip, even if you use the train to grab groceries and go back home. How much does public transportation cost? Is there a discount pass? You can follow the show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

Duration:00:13:38