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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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Nov 30, 2016

What happens when your mother breaks her hip, what if a parent has alzheimer's disease?  Is it better for elderly to be in a nursing home, assisted living, or keep them at home?  

And, find out the Number One thing you can do to extend your ability to live at home as you age.  If you don't know what to do when you, or your parents, health start failing, this is the show for you with Outreach Manager for Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services, Peter Hebertson.  

Find out where to get help.  385 - 468 - 3200

 

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Nov 23, 2016

  Director of the Department of Economic Development for Salt Lake City, Lara Fritts http://slcgov.com/, talks about putting money back into your community during the busiest shopping time of the year.  

Buying just 10-percent of your purchases from local shop-keepers can add more than 1-billion dollars a year to your own neighborhood. http://localfirst.org/.   

Need a book, plumbing supplies, or gardening equipment?  Think about putting your dollars toward a local business down the street.  Want to see your investment pay off in your community?  Buy from someone who lives in the same place you do.

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Nov 16, 2016

This is the show you need to navigate your way through Black Friday.  Whether you stay at home or stand in line, shopper extraordinaire Holly Barraclough will show you how to find the best deals. https://blackfriday.com/.  

And, for those people who are annoyed at the commercialization of the day for giving thanks, we'll tell you which stores will be closed on Thanksgiving so you can appreciate them at a later time.  

So find out if REI, Walmart, Costco, Nordstrom, Target is where you want to be in person or buying from on-line on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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Nov 9, 2016

 What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled by weather or a mechanical problem... will the airline reimburse you?  

Senior reporter with Kiplinger Finance Magazine  Ryan Ermey http://www.kiplinger.com/ says apps like Trippit and Square Mouth can help you get ahead of everyone if you run into problems at the airport. Should you buy flight insurance?

And, what can your credit card do for you when you travel?  How to avoid taking off your shoes at security checkpoint?

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Nov 4, 2016

That is the question Cid Seidelman, Distiguished Service Professor of Economics at Westminster College, discusses. https://www.westminstercollege.edu/.  

So, what is Brexit, why should I care, and how did it bring down a sitting Prime Minister? Cid explains the economic problems for Britain by being part of the European Union and deciding to leave it.  

We also discuss why what happens across the pond matters to us in the United States.

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Nov 2, 2016

 You can record some things 'on the cheap' without a studio; but, if you want to be a professional, it could cost thousands of dollars.  KSL News Anchor and voice over artist, Simone Seikely discusses what it takes to get started doing voice work.   

Find out what equipment you need, voice lessons, and do you need an agent.  Voice work can earn you extra gas money with a cell phone or pay all your bills with a high quality cell phone and professional computer software.

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