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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

Listener Questions Answered 2

8/21/2019
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Which money saving app is right for me? Host Heather Kelly discusses the top 8 apps on the market, some strictly for saving money, others for investors. You can follow this show on Twitter 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 your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Duration:00:13:18

Tell your money where to go, don't wonder where it went

8/14/2019
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Retirement is all about your cash flow. Jason Parker of Parker Financial and Sound Retirement Radio, has a formula to make sure you've saved enough for 'the golden years.' But, he says money isn't the most important item to have in order to gain wealth. Hint: It's all about your relationships. You can follow this show on Twitter 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 your questions and request...

Duration:00:24:25

How can women feel safe and financially secure?

8/7/2019
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The average age for an American widow is 56. Once their main income stream is gone, they live in fear of becoming "bag-ladies." Chief Financial Officer for Utah Communications Authority, Patsy Halladay, and CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs teach women what they need to know. Find out how the conversation between spouses surrounding money needs to be WHY and now HOW MUCH in this episode. You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking...

Duration:00:13:40

How will Equifax reimburse you for their data breach?

7/31/2019
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You have until January 22, 2020 to apply for the settlement Equifax is offering for their data breach in 2017. They have two options available, but which is right for you? KSL TV's Dan Spindle discusses your choices with host Heather Kelly. And find out why a credit freeze might be the best option of all. *****UPDATE***** Equifax now says they don't have enough money to pay everyone who is opting for the $125.00. Of the $700,000,000 fund, only $31,000,000 was set aside to pay individuals...

Duration:00:23:47

Your FICO score could affect your ability to get a job

7/29/2019
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Increasing your FICO score is as easy as paying off your entire credit card balance each and every month. Just paying the minimum amount due won't lower your interest rates. And CFO for Utah Communication Authority, Patsy Halladay, and Utah Association of CPAs CEO, Susan Speirs, explains why a potential employer could be looking into your credit history. They also delve into teaching your kids good financial principles. You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what...

Duration:00:15:42

What does it cost to feed a horde?

7/24/2019
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New research finds employees produce better quality of work when they are fed vs getting more money. But what does it cost to feed employees on a regular basis? KSL Newsroom Assistant Camille Gehring is in charge of feeding the masses and gives some insight. Find out how you can help your employers feed you if it's in their budget. And what's the most expensive item workers take for granted? You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not...

Duration:00:19:15

Where is the best place to own a home?

7/17/2019
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The cost of owning a home doesn't stop once you've paid the mortgage. Property taxes, closing costs when signing the mortgage papers and insuring your home are just a few of the factors used to determine the best place to own a home. The Vice President of Financial Education, AJ Smith, at Smart Asset breaks down where you should go to get the best bang for your buck. TIP: If you're handing over more than $634 dollars a year on home insurance, you could be overpaying. You can follow this...

Duration:00:21:12

Does the person making the household financial decisions know the basics?

7/15/2019
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Eighty-six percent of women in households are making the money decisions for families. But, new research finds most of them don't understand the basics of their finances. Chief Financial Officer for Utah Communications Authority, Patsy Halladay, and CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs teach women what they need to know. Including how to NOT become emotionally charged when discussing money with their significant other. BREAK 7:59 You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see...

Duration:00:17:42

Which state is best for Millennials?

7/13/2019
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Millennials are responsible for 21-percent of all consumer spending in the United States. But, Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub says they aren't as financially well off as their parents were. Find out where the best and worst states are for largest generation in the workplace to live. And why millennials are economically worse off than the generation before.

Duration:00:16:16

Saving money in emergencies while traveling

6/19/2019
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You're on a road trip and you blow a tire, or an axle, or something worse. Do you know how not to be taken to the cleaners during a travel emergency? Expert saver, Billy Holden, has information you'll want to know before your next trip. And even though our society is going cashless, having cash on you can save you 10-percent, or more, if you have a problem on the road. And don't forget to use any connections you may have if you run into trouble. You can follow this show on Twitter and on...

Duration:00:19:58

Telemundo star Ricardo Velderrain on Narcos: Mexico

6/12/2019
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Are Mexican actors paid better than those in America? How do they work in the U.S. under current immigration laws? Telemundo star Ricardo Velderrain joins host Heather Kelly to discuss differences in pay, union dues*, and what it's like to play a real life drug lord who kills people. Ricardo is also the newest cast member on Netflix's "Narcos: Mexico" and Selma Hayek's series "Monarca." *SAG/AFTRA union dues in the U.S. are $217 per year You can follow this show on Twitter and on...

Duration:00:12:01

Do You Need a Financial Planner

6/5/2019
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If you're struggling with finances and think you can't afford to seek help from professionals, this could be a place to start. McKenzie Walsh with Triple A Fair Credit Foundation says many services are free. McKenzie says the hardest part is changing your spending habits. You can follow this show on Twitter 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 your questions and request topics you'd like her to...

Duration:00:10:48

The Ultimate Guide to Tax Reform

5/31/2019
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Which 3-taxes pay for Utah's State expenses? And why does Senator Curtis Bramble say the Beehive State will be upside down within a couple years if tax reform isn't completed? Join the CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs, along with Senator Bramble and host Heather Kelly to find out how the Wayfair Act could affect not just Utah's taxes, but how all on-line retailers will have to do business. And what tools does the special Task Force formed by Governor Gary Herbert need in order to reform the...

Duration:00:29:32

It's cheaper to save than to borrow

5/29/2019
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Saving money for college isn't just for higher learning institutions. A 529 plan can pay for trade schools and community colleges. And Marketing Specialist, Scott Pettett, for Utah's My529 explains to host Heather Kelly, this plan can pay for so much more than tuition expenses. For a list of all schools across the United States which participate in Federal student aid 529 plans, visit: FAFSA.ed.gov You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's...

Duration:00:21:03

Teaching kids to save, share and spend money

5/22/2019
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Many parents struggle to teach their kids about finances in a way which mirrors reality. Certified Financial Planner, Gregg Murset, developed BusyKids to do just that. Find out why this tool will help kids learn the value of money in an electronic way without using antiquated methods like jars or envelopes. And, if you're worried about giving your kids a debit or credit card, Murset says this app is a great learning tool without risk of going into debt. You can follow this show on Twitter...

Duration:00:25:04

Tax Reform isn't a quick fix

5/20/2019
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Utah's last tax reform legislation in 2008 took 5 years to research and implement. So, why did the 2019 legislature try to pass new tax reforms in just 6 weeks? Senator Curtis Bramble of the 16th District and UACPA's CEO, Susan Speirs, joins host Heather Kelly to talk tax reform and what is involved. You can follow this show on Twitter 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 your questions and...

Duration:00:14:54

Where are my tax dollars going?

5/15/2019
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Summer in the Northern Hemisphere means it's construction season for roadways. In Utah, there are 169 projects on the books for 2019, paid for with tax payer dollars. UDOT's Public Information Officer, John Gleason and Deputy Director of Engineering, Jason Davis sit down with host Heather Kelly to talk about where our money is going. And why can't drivers see the lines on the road when it rains? You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's...

Duration:00:23:17

Why aren't MY roads being fixed?

5/8/2019
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Our roads are paid for with our tax dollars. So, why aren't potholes fixed, or how come some cities are getting repaved but not my roads? The Deputy Director of Engineering, Jason Davis, and the Public Information Officer, John Gleason, of UDOT sit down with host Heather Kelly to discuss your tax dollars and the state's road construction projects. You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter...

Duration:00:15:08

NOW is the time you need a Roth IRA

5/1/2019
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If you aren't sure whether a Traditional or a Roth IRA is the way to go, this episode may help you. Investment adviser, Ethan Millard, of New Millennium Group explains why paying tax on your money now could be better than paying later in retirement. You can follow this show on Twitter 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 your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Duration:00:11:25

How to spot an autograph scam with Steve Grad

4/24/2019
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Memorabilia is big business. How do you know if the item you buy on Amazon or Ebay is authentic? Steve Grad from "Pawn Stars" joins guest host Andy Farnsworth to discuss the things to look for before you shell out money for that 'one of a kind' item. Grad has 15 years of authentication experience and worked with all the top auction houses in the world. He is also an autograph expert with Pawn Stars on the History Channel. You can hear the entire interview with Steve Grad on the Fan Effect...

Duration:00:08:52