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Money Making Sense

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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Jan 24, 2018

Dinner Party, a virtual reality experience premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, is an experiment in how VR can be used to tell narrative stories. Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly interviews Telexist founders Erik Donley and Sam Gezari, two of the creative minds behind the project, which was developed at the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Lab.

Set in 1961, Dinner Party tells the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who seek hypnosis to recover memories of inexplicable experience. When the Hills listen to their recording at a dinner party, what they hear changes their lives forever.

The VR component makes the experience immersive for the viewer, and Erik and Sam talk to Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly about how the technology is changing to become more accessible to the average moviegoer, and not just those who have the money to spend on expensive high tech gear. 

Jan 22, 2018

Akicita: the Battle of Standing Rock is a documentary film premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. It documents the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which culminated in a standoff pitting Native Americans and those who support them against the federal government of the United States.

Director Cody Lucich and water protector Nataanii Means join Heather on Money Making Sense to talk about their work on this project, the first (and only) Indian narrative of the uprising that became known as #NoDAPL. 

 

Jan 21, 2018

Creating a service animal is an expensive endeavor, but it's also a heartwarming one, and a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival follows the journey of several guide dogs from whelping to placement in service.

Heather Kelly talks with the filmmakers behind "Pick of the Litter," Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, as well as Janet Gearman and her guide dog, Poppet.  Donate here to help in the care of these life-changing animals.  

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Jan 21, 2018

HAL is a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival that pays tribute to the late Hal Ashby, director of classic films including Harold and Maude, a quirky tale about a May - December romance between a young boy and a senior woman.

Director Amy Scott explains to Money Making Sense host, Heather Kelly, why she chose the subject and what it was like to direct a film about one of her favorite icons.  Ashby was nominated for 24 Oscars in 8 years.  Then he all but disappeared.

 

Jan 21, 2018

The tiny island nation of Kiribati could soon become non-existent. It is shrinking because of rising ocean levels, a side-effect of climate change.

The country's president is the subject of a Sundance Film Festival documentary, Anote's Ark, which looks at whether Kiribati's citizens are destined to become the world's first environmental refugees. President Anote Tong and director Matthieu Rytz join Heather Kelly on Money Making Sense.

 

 

Jan 21, 2018

Carlos Moreno, Jr., a voice actor with roles in Disney and Pixar's smash hit, Coco, is at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new Legacy app.

After you die, the app shares videos you pre-record with the people you love so you don't miss out on their big events later on. Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly talks about the app and Moreno's next big projects.

And his new film at Sundance Film Festival cost $200 a to make and 9-hours to film is music to Host Heather Kelly's ears, as it's the epitome of Money Making Sense.

 

Jan 21, 2018

Actor David Kallaway debuts the movie 'Blaze' at the Sundance Film Festival, it's directed by Ethan Hawke.   

Kallaway is known for his roles in Hidden Figures, The Magnificent Seven, Sunset Beach and more, stops by the Music Lodge at Sundance to chat with Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly.

 

Jan 21, 2018

19-year-old Emily Robinson, probably best known for her role as Rose on Amazon's Transparent, is at the Sundance Film Festival in two films: 'Eighth Grade' and 'Private Life.'  

She's energetic, engaging and excited to chat about what's next for her with Money Making Sense's Heather Kelly. Make sure you like our Facebook page for more stories like this one.

Jan 21, 2018

Host Heather Kelly talks with Alexandra Shiva, director of the Sundance documentary film "This Is Home," which follows Syrian refugees as they try to adjust to life in Baltimore, then cope with the realities of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The financial implications are also interesting, and in true Money Making Sense style, Heather takes a closer look at the finance end of things. 

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Jan 19, 2018

I'm joined by the local Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild for Utah, Billy Holden.  He is a producer, actor, writer and director and talks about various projects filmed here in Utah.  

Mr. Holden is also in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival and to host a live stream viewing of the 2018 SAG Awards at local movies house Brewvies.  Find out why host Heather Kelly intends to interrogate him.

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Jan 17, 2018

"Drug companies are spending time on things which make money, not that work."  That's according to filmmaker Jeff Witzeman.  He followed his wife with a camera through Stage 3 bladder cancer.  She came through on the other side, cancer free (in 30-days) with all her organs, and none of the side-effects which chemotherapy and radiation would have inflicted on her  body.  http://cancercanbekilled.com/ 

The Federal Drug Administration doesn't investigate natural cures because there is nothing to patent or make a profit. Germany, Sweden, and several other European countries use naturopathic medicine to heal cancer patients; Jeff says that happens at a third of the cost and with no side-effects.

How do you know what is legitimate and what isn't?  And what choices do children have in America when it comes to Leukemia or Lymphoma?

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Jeff is a panelist at the Indie Film Showcase at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. He'll be appearing alongside E! founder Larry Namer, Australian filmmaker David Raynor, filmmaker Sue Vicory, and eco-entrepreneur Allison Melody. Their panel, scheduled for Sunday, January 21 at Bodega Tapas and Wine on Main Street in Park City, will be moderated by I Entertainment News's Monica Morrison. 

Before making his first film, Jeff was an actor, writer and musician, appearing in shows like Frazier and Webster and even a Miller Genuine Draft Super Bowl commercial. 

 

 

 

 

Jan 16, 2018

Cancer in America is a 100-Billion dollar a year industry and the cost of chemotherapy drugs continues to rise. Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman was inspired to look into cancer treatment and the health industry after his wife, who was urged to have an organ removed as well as chemo and radiation, was able to beat cancer naturally in Germany in just 30 days. The result was his documentary, "Cancer Can Be Killed," streaming now on Amazon Prime, iTunes, GooglePlay, vimeo and VHX.tv. 

Jeff is a panelist at the Indie Film Showcase at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. He'll be appearing alongside E! founder Larry Namer, Australian filmmaker David Raynor, filmmaker Sue Vicory, and eco-entrepreneur Allison Melody. Their panel, scheduled for Sunday, January 21 at Bodega Tapas and Wine on Main Street in Park City, will be moderated by I Entertainment News's Monica Morrison. 

Before making his first film, Jeff was an actor, writer and musician, appearing in shows like Frazier and Webster and even a Miller Genuine Draft Super Bowl commercial. 

Jan 10, 2018

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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Jan 10, 2018

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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Jan 10, 2018

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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Jan 10, 2018

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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Jan 3, 2018

How do you stop the adrenaline flowing when one person spends too much money and the other won't spend anything at all?  

This week host Heather Kelly revisits one of her favorite interviews with relationship expert Dr Matt Townsend.  He explains how people can talk about money without fleeing or fighting.

http://www.matttownsend.com.  

Do you have Safety, Trust, Appreciation, Respect, Validation, Encouragement, and Dedication in your relationship?  If not, the fights over money will escalate.  AND, discover why your arguments aren't actually about the money.

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Dec 27, 2017

Alzheimers disease costs families $80,000 dollars a year to care for their stricken loved ones.  But, what if we could slow down, or even reverse, the damage the disease does?  Professor in BYU's biology department, John Kauwe, believes he's unlocked a way to just that.

http://kauwelab.byu.edu/

Find out what other treatments can slow progression of losing your memory in this episode of Money Making Sense.  Host Heather Kelly discusses the costs involved, and Dr. Kauwe explains why it's so important to talk about this silent killer.

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Dec 20, 2017

What could possibly happen if you tell a little white lie to the Department of Motor Vehicles about how much your car costs?  Find out when host Heather Kelly talks to Utah State Tax Commission spokesperson Charlie Roberts.

www.tax.utah.gov

They also discuss how not paying taxes affects you personally and your community.  

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Dec 15, 2017

Host heather Kelly is joined by Tax Planner Bob Thomas of Jones Simkins to discuss what you need in order to file your taxes for 2017... and beyond. Have you had a major life change this year?  Did you tell your CPA? If you don't have an accountant, Bob can help you:

http://jones-simkins.com/

And be sure to check out all the other tax and money advice on Heather's Facebook page:

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or subscribe via i-Tunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cents-cents-ability/id1142678783?mt=2 

 

Dec 13, 2017

Sending a physical holiday card could be the key to getting promoted or getting a better job.  But, President of Allison & Taylor, Jeff Shane says there are some rules of etiquette.  Find out why e-cards just won't work if you want to be memorable at work.

https://allisontaylor.com/

And find out the 8 'Do's and Dont's' for sending workplace greetings.  Jeff Shane says it's the little things which could potentially offend bosses that are often times mentioned during background checks.

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Dec 6, 2017

Host Heather Kelly is joined by Steve Morgan, President of Westminster College to discuss the value of an education.

https://www.westminstercollege.edu/

What is the difference between a Liberal Arts and a technical school?  Is one better than another?  Tune into this bonus episode to get some insight into how you learn will affect you the rest of your life.

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Nov 29, 2017

The largest breach of a credit rating company happened in spring of 2017.  More than 145 million people affected.  Kiplinger's Personal Finance contributing editor, Lisa Gerstner has the tips you need to prevent thieves from stealing your money and/or your ID.

www.kiplinger.com

Find out what to do if you see strange activity on your credit report.  AND... is there anything you can do to keep someone from using your Social Security number once they have it?

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Nov 22, 2017

Is the person asking for your charitable donation from a legitimate organization?  Host Heather Kelly learns how to identify a REAL Charity from a fraud.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Why should you give more money to your favorite charity THIS year and not wait til 2018?  The Chief Financial Officer for the Great Salt Lake Council of Boyscouts, Brian Sheets, explains.

https://www.saltlakescouts.org/boy-scouts

Find out why if the either the Senate or House new tax plan passes Congress, charities believe they will be in trouble and won't see as much money.

 

 

Nov 17, 2017

Every year from October 15 - December 7, you can elect to change, or keep, your Medicare plan.  But, how do you know which plan is best for you?  Contributing Editor from Kiplinger Personal Finance, Kim Lankford, joins host Heather Kelly to take the intimidation out of the sign up process.

www.kiplinger.com

But, what if you don't turn 65 until after the open enrollment?  Kim give the resources you need to get started.  And, she explains the difference between Medicare Part A, B, C, and D in this episode of Money Making Sense.

 

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