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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 27, 2017

Are you getting all the deductions you deserve on your taxes?  The Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants www.uacpa.org/ wants to make sure you are maximizing your returns.  

Stay tuned for a series of 10-tax tips featuring various accountants from UACPA.  We'll delve into handling IRA & retirement funds, Earned Income Credits, writing off your home business, avoiding identity theft and so much more.

Don't file your taxes until you hear these tips.

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Jan 25, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con is hosting FanX 2017, March 17 & 18th.  Founders Dan Farr & Bryan Brandenburg bill this as 'an intimate, fun, family-oriented, unique and even MORE AFFORDABLE FanXperience for attendees.'  http://saltlakecomiccon.com/fanx-is-back/

Deseret News Reporter McKenzie Romero http://www.deseretnews.com breaks down the costs for attending this year's 2-day event and the celebrities scheduled to attend; think Harry Potter, Princess Bride,  Walking Dead, and Weird Al Yankovic.  With more people announced every week.  Find out what trinket Host Heather Kelly picked up from one of her visits to Comic Con.

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Jan 18, 2017

Average rent in Utah is $1237 per month, but only $590 in Alabama.  However, prices go much higher the closer to a big city you get; and the same holds true everywhere across the United States.  

With rents skyrocketting in Seattle, San Francisco & New York, is buying the way to go?  The median home price along the Wasatch Front is $250,000.  

Associate Broker of Keller Williams, SLC, Scott Maruri www.TheMaruriGroup.com  wades through why and when you should rent vs buying.  And if you buy, what's the difference between a Condo, PUD, and Single family dwelling?

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Jan 11, 2017

Host Heather Kelly gets a crash course in Trade 101 with a former Utah governor and Ambassador to China and Singapore who also happened to serve as an international trade negotiator. What is a trade barrier and a tariff? Why do you care whether they increase the cost of the things you buy? You don’t have to understand the art of the deal to get the connection between goods and your own wallet. Jon Huntsman, Jr., makes dollars and sense out of this complicated trading issue. 

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Jan 11, 2017

The average person probably doesn't realize international trade can have a real impact on their personal finances, but former Utah governor and Chinese ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., has worked as a trade negotiator and explains what you need to know. Whether we're talking about imports and exports and trade agreements with countries like China and Singapore, or something as simple as your own ideas for a new business, the father of seven understands the complex nuances and makes them easy to understand. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Jon Huntsman, Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China and Singapore, co-chaired a commission that examined the problem of intellectual property theft.  http://www.ipcommission.org/report/ip_commission_report_052213.pdf  So he's the perfect person to ask about how widespread and expensive the theft really is. Huntsman explains how when American ideas are stolen, it impacts more than just the business involved -- and should matter to you, even if you aren't remotely connected to the industry. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China and Singapore Jon Huntsman, Jr., talks about free trade agreements, with special perspective on how arrangements with other countries can benefit your wallet, bank account and investments. A former trade negotiator, Huntsman also delves into the politics of trade agreements like NAFTA, T-TIP and TPP, and why it is so difficult to get Congress to sign on the dotted line. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Selected by President Donald Trump to be Ambassador to Russia, along with being Former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Singapore & China, Jon Huntsman talks trade.  How do imports and exports affect my life?  Do I need to worry when the US receives more goods than we send away?  

And how about the theft of intellectual property... what is that anyway? http://www.ipcommission.org/report/ip_commission_report_052213.pdf  Is it good or bad to have agreements like NAFTA,  & T-TIP?  

These questions and more are addressed by Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to Singapore and China, Jon Huntsman. (01-11-17)

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Jan 4, 2017

Driving drowsy could cost you your life, or some else's.  But, even if you survive, insurance costs will increase www.rmiia.org as well as repairs to your car with all the latest technology, like back-up cameras.  And don't forget about possible medical bills.

Find out how much your wallet could suffer when Host Heather Kelly and the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), Carol Walker, discuss distracted driving costs.

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