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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


Episodes

Grandma was run over by a scammer

10/16/2019
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Financial elderly abuse is hard to think about but is far too common. Alan Ormsby, State Director AARP Utah, says stealing money from those who have no chance to earn more is reprehensible. Find out how scammers put people 'under the ether' to get what they want. And discover the 3-Red Flags to watch for when someone calls you. 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...

Duration:00:27:31

I teach my daughter about finances differently than my son

10/11/2019
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Neither men or women can answer the most basic question about finances. But, women are failing at higher rates. Robbyn Scribner, Assistant Director of Utah Women and Leadership Program at Utah Valley University explains why. Robbyn also has great advice on overcoming our tradition and culture of not having women understand their finances by giving tools to parents to start teaching girls, and boys, as young as 2 years of age to start thinking how money works in a budget. You can follow...

Duration:00:29:56

The 3 Real Reasons Health Care Costs are Skyrocketing

10/2/2019
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Physicians Groups and Insurance lobbyists don't want you to know how much they charge for medical procedures. And some hospitals are suing patients if they don't pay their medical bills IN FULL, even when they have insurance. Dr. Marty Makary, professor of Health Management at Johns Hopkins says there are 3-main reason health care costs continue to go up. And he says you should DEMAND to know the price before-hand Dr. Makary is a New York Times best selling author of "Unaccountable" which...

Duration:00:26:44

Is your financial mindset preventing you from making money?

9/25/2019
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Certified Financial Planner Anna Sergunina of Main Street Financial Planning tells host Heather Kelly 'it's not how much money you make, it's how you think' when it comes to financial prosperity. Learn how turning your thoughts of scarcity to abundance can help you plan your financial road-map into the future. Whether it's saving for a new house, college fund for the kids or your retirement, THIS is where you start. Main Street Financial Planning is running a challenge called Money Roadmap...

Duration:00:25:51

Demystifying retirement funds

9/18/2019
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Finance people throw out terms like 401k, 403b and IRA all the time. Do you know the difference? Senior Director of Research at Investment Company Institute, Sarah Holden, explains what all those numbers and letters mean. She and host Heather Kelly also discuss which retirement plan is best. And can you have all three plans at the same time? 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...

Duration:00:24:53

How to spot a fake website in 3 steps

9/4/2019
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Almost all beauty products purchased on Amazon.com are fake. So says Jana Francis, founder of Steals.com. She and host Heather Kelly give tips on how to find out if the website you're purchasing from is selling you a 'bill of goods.' Find out which major shoe company pulled all their products from the largest on-line retailer in the world and if that 3rd Party seller is legit. **A recent investigation by the Wall Street Journal found over 4,000 products sold on Amazon were deemed unsafe by...

Duration:00:29:34

How owning your bad money habits can save you

8/28/2019
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Dr. Brad Klontz, of Your Mental Wealth Advisors and author of Mind Over Money, explains how your thoughts about money -- spending, savings, etc -- are hardwired into your brain from a young age. But you can learn good behaviors and unlearn bad ones. And you don't have to pay a financial advisor to be 'money wise.' Dr. Klontz says, it can be as simple as confiding in a trusted friend. You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she's not talking...

Duration:00:24:37

Which money app is right for me?

8/21/2019
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Host Heather Kelly answers questions from listeners about which money saving app is the best. She goes over details of 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