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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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801-575-6397


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The BIG Myths teens need to know about credit cards

5/23/2018
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Author and inspirational speaker Anthony Oneal joins host Heather Kelly to talk about being homeless at 19, getting out of debt and going cash only. Anthony's life experiences led him to write the book "5 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make in College" and to produce the "Teen Entrepreneur Toolbox." They have great information for teens and young adults to help stay out of debt and off the streets. You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather...

Duration:00:26:36

Why credit cards aren't for everyone

5/17/2018
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Knowing where to start a budget can be a head-scratcher. Should you use an app? Which app is best? Or should you use the old standby pen and paper? Ben Luthi of Student Loan Hero has details on apps, spreadsheets and websites which can help you allocate your expenses and know where your paycheck is going. Ben also talks about being a credit card churner. Can it help with your credit card debt? Or should you even try it?

Duration:00:23:10

3 Things all Food Banks need

5/9/2018
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The 26th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is Saturday, May 12th. It's a nationwide event. Utah Food Bank President and CEO, Ginette Bott explains how you can help feed those who don't know where their next meal is coming from. The Utah Food Bank helps 'fight hunger statewide.' More than 392,000 people miss at least one meal a day in Utah alone. And they aren't homeless. Many families have to choose between paying to have a roof over their heads or paying for food. You can follow the show...

Duration:00:09:42

Hunger knows no season

5/9/2018
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The President and CEO of the Utah Food Bank says many children will not have any food at all when they are out of school during the summer vacation. Ginette Bott explains many Utah children receive 2-meals a day from their school, but go without a third meal at home. Utah Food Bank supplies deplete faster during the summer than any other time of the year. And, food banks aren't allowed to receive left-over food from restaurants. Find out what other items you should not donate. For more...

Duration:00:11:04

The homeless aren't the only ones going hungry

5/9/2018
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More than 392,000 Utahns go without at least one meal a day. Where can you get food if you don't know where you're next meal is coming from? In Part 1 of my conversation with President and CEO of Utah's Food Bank, Ginette Bott gives information on why people are going hungry and where to get food. For more information on how to donate food, money or your time to those in need, click on this link. You can follow the show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather...

Duration:00:06:09

You can borrow from your 401k

5/2/2018
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How can you save for retirement when you can barely afford rent and food? Certified Financial Planner Kevin Bauer from BCJ Financial Group has some tips. And, what if you need to borrow from your 401k, but are below the retirement age requirement for taking money out of the account. Kevin explains how you can borrow the money and pay yourself back. And anyone wanting help with their will or estate planning but can't afford the regular fee for an attorney, this website can help....

Duration:00:26:22

3 Reasons Why You may owe money on your taxes under the new tax law

4/28/2018
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If you haven't changed your W-4 for a few years, you'll want to do it for 2018. The new tax code could hugely affect how your deductions are calculated. Certified Public Accountant Jay Niederhauser has three of the top reasons why it's important to get your W-4 up to date. 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:00:28:35

Always go with the lowest fee

4/25/2018
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What is the difference between 'Fee Only' and 'Fee Based' investment brokers, and which one is right for me. Certified Financial Planner Benjamin Brandt explains the differences. It's very important to know this info as one of the two may not make the best decisions for you and your pocketbook. And, if you can't afford the fees for ongoing financial planning, Benjamin find out why he says XY Planning Network may work for you. ou can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on...

Duration:00:22:21

Top 3 Inexpensive ways to buy income property

4/18/2018
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Thought you needed hundreds of thousands of dollars to get into the real estate business? Guest Billy Holden explains how to get properties for pennies on the dollars. Billy and host Heather Kelly then talk about how to get the best deals to furnish your property. Whether you are buying for yourself, or trying to fill lots of houses, this show has great tips. And find out how Billy bought $1000 dollars worth of merchandise for less than 4-cents. YES! 4-CENTS. You can follow the show on...

Duration:00:27:33

Equal Pay Day: 3 Things women need for their retirement

4/10/2018
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April 10th is National Equal Pay Day. The day each year, historically, it takes women to receive the same amount of pay as their male counterparts make in a calendar year. The average pay a woman takes home is 82-percent of a man's wages. In Utah, women only make 70-percent for every dollar a man does. Kevin Bauer of BCJ Financial, has 3-tips women should do to make sure they are set for retirement. And he discusses with host Heather Kelly why it's important women to make the same amount...

Duration:00:24:41

Cryptocurrency and your taxes

4/4/2018
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If you own any type of cryptocurrency, do you have to pay taxes on it? Tax partner Garrett Koerner of Tanner LLC discusses how the IRS treats Bitcoin, Etherium, Litecoin, etc. And how about the Security Exchange Commission? How do they want to regulate this imaginary form of money? Host Heather Kelly gets a lesson in how not to get taxed or have the SEC come after her digital currency. You can follow the show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when...

Duration:00:23:25

Cryptocurrency 101

3/30/2018
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It's the hottest thing going, but how much do you know about cryptocurrency? Tax partner Garrett Koerner of Tanner LLC has everything you need to delve into this imaginary form of money, how to get it, and what to do with it once you have it. Garrett also explains to host Heather Kelly about Blockchain and how owning stock in a Cryptocurrency isn't the same as having it. You can follow the show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not...

Duration:00:22:52

Spending money on your image isn't good for your health

3/28/2018
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The beauty industry is raking in over 60-billion dollars a year telling men and women they have flaws, and then selling them something to try and fix it. But, Dr. Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined says it's your inside, not the outer image that needs to be fixed. And it will save you money in the long run. Host Heather Kelly learns how to spot when the media, and society, objectifies women and takes their money on this episode of Money Making Sense.

Duration:00:07:21

Why men pay money to have trophy wives

3/23/2018
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In part 2 of 'The Cost of Beauty,' host Heather Kelly talks to Dr. Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined about all the billboards telling women they have baggy eyelids, hair loss is bad, and liposuction is a must. It's a 60-billion dollar a year industry and it's objectifying women and men. Find out how being 'more than a body' can change your life and help your pocket-book on this episode of Money Making Sense.

Duration:00:11:39

Why women believe their bodies aren't good enough, and the cost to change them

3/21/2018
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Salt Lake City is one of the most densely populated cities in the country for plastic surgeons per capita -- rivaling Beverly Hills. And the doctors are doing everything they can to make women feel flawed about some part of their body to garner business. Host Heather Kelly of Money Making Sense is joined by Dr. Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined to discuss the how much money men and women spend in an attempt to fit the media's image of the perfect person. This is Part 1 of a three part...

Duration:00:09:38

Scott Hamilton: We all have a purpose

3/15/2018
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Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton joins host Heather Kelly in Part 2 of their discussion on the cost of being an athlete. Scott says having a purpose in life is key. In order to 'Finish First,' you need to dream, give yourself permission to succeed and a game plan. Find out where to start if you, or your child, wants to pursue athletics at the highest level. Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio. You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook. You can...

Duration:00:19:40

Scott Hamilton: Budget your time appropriately to get the best value for your money

3/14/2018
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Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton https://www.facebook.com/ScottHamilton1984/ joins host Heather Kelly in studio to discuss the cost of being an athlete. But, it's not just about the having to buy equipment and pay for coaches. Scott explains how to keep a balanced life, relationships, and your athletic dreams intact. Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio. You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/ You can...

Duration:00:08:59

Why adopting a child overseas is less expensive than in the U.S.

3/9/2018
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What happens when you're adopted child asks 'how much did I cost?' Guest Sandy Collins, whose daughter was adopted from China, has faced this question. She walks us through the process of overseas adoption and how it differs from the U.S. and the different struggles faced in both options. What if you have to wait 11 years for a child? And find out why its less expensive, and easier, to adopt from overseas** than here in America. And how to avoid scams and illegal adoptions. Host Heather...

Duration:00:21:44

Yes! You can adopt a child on a lay-a-away plan

3/7/2018
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Did you know you can pay adoption fees by the month? Host Heather Kelly didn't. Guest Sandy Collins also explains how adopting overseas** is easier in most cases than in the United States. Find out what steps need to occur from the moment you first consider adoption to when you welcome a new child into your family in Part 1 of "The Cost of Adoption" on Money Making Sense. **Since this program was recorded, the U.S. Government is making regulatory changes to overseas adoptions, making it...

Duration:00:10:31

Tax Tip #10, Reminder: Your College child is a Tax Deduction

3/2/2018
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How old is too old for your child to be added as a deduction on your taxes? There is an age limit, even if they're still in college. Certified Public Accountant Mitchell Moncur, partner at Jones Simkins https://www.agc-utah.org/list/member/jones-simkins-llc-salt-lake-city-279912 answers the questions you have about college and tax write-offs. But, the deductions and credits aren't limited to your child. You could be eligible for qualifed educational expenses if you go back to school. Go...

Duration:00:14:21

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