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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Aug 31, 2016

Costumes, Sci-Fi, and Celebrities .... oh my!  Deseret News Reporter McKenzie Romero joins host Heather Kelly to discuss the Salt Lake Comic Con.

 If you spent a fortune in the past on gettin into the sci-fi spirit, learn how to spend less for next year's event.  And hear how the SLC Fanboys get through their favorite geek event of the year.

Planning ahead and buying tickets early will save you when you want a 'close encounter' with your favorite comic character.



Aug 24, 2016

Staying healthy may cost you some money.  Dr. Taylor Krick joins host Heather Kelly to discuss how to save money in health care expenses with proper education, nutrition and exercise.  You may still have to open your pocket book, but it won't be as much as going to a doctor's office trying to recover from illness or injury.

Aug 17, 2016

Some pets may eat you out of house home, but they may also cost a fortune in vet bills.  Dr. Susan McDonad, Veterinarian with Holladay Veterinary Hospital 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 are safe places to find a new pet.  And what about the price of that pet-food?  


Aug 10, 2016

How do you know what investments ar best for you?  When should you be aggressive and when should you be more reserved when allocating your income toward retirement savings?  Financial advisor Larry Gray joins host Heather Kelly to discuss the issues surrounding saving for retirement.

 Does your financial advisor have your best interest at heart? And are reverse mortgages a scam?  Tune in to find out if you are ready to retire, or if you are behind the 8-ball with your investments. 

Aug 3, 2016

What FICO score do you need to get a lower interest rate on your mortgage?  How quickly can you raise your credit rating?  Senior Mortgage Specialist Cari Kimball Meabon with Guild Mortgage explains in understandable terms what you need in order to qualify for mortgage.  

She'll reveal tips on how to increase your credit rating and why that's important.  And a few other mortgage tidbits along the way.  Do you need to open 10-lines of credit to build your FICO score?  And what is a FICO score anyway?