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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 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.

 

Nov 15, 2017

Getting into the college of your choice is dependent on how you will pay.  If you can't afford the tuition, where do you turn?  Host Heather Kelly is joined by President of Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Steve Morgan, to discuss who can help you, can you work your tuition off, and when should you start looking?

http://college-tuition.startclass.com/l/4103/Westminster-College

Also find out why it's so important to visit the Campus in person before deciding which College or University to attend.

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Nov 8, 2017

In this Bonus Episode with Certified Financial Planner Shane Stewart from DMBA  https://www.dmba.com/ and millennial Jason Jensen, we find out how ready Jason is to tackle investing.

Is it better to learn how to invest on your own, or use a financial planner.  Jason tells us what he plans to do.

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Nov 8, 2017

In this Bonus Episode with Certified Financial Planner Shane Stewart from DMBA  https://www.dmba.com/ and millennial Jason Jensen, we find out how ready Jason is to tackle investing.

Is it better to learn how to invest on your own, or use a financial planner.  Jason tells us what he plans to do.

https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/

Nov 1, 2017

"How do I save for an emergency fund, let alone for retirement?"  This is a question many people ask themselves all the time.  I'm joined by millennial, Jason Jensen, who has 5-kids under 13-years of age to support, and Certified Financial Advisor, Shane Stewart, to discuss his financial situation.

https://www.dmba.com/

And, it's a common problem across the United States and the world.  When someone doesn't know how to start looking at their finances, how do they save for the future?  We take a real-life case with Jason, and walk through the steps to get him on the road to financial security.

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Nov 1, 2017

"How do I save for an emergency fund, let alone for retirement?"  This is a question many people ask themselves all the time.  I'm joined by millennial, Jason Jensen, who has 5-kids under 13-years of age to support, and Certified Financial Adviser, Shane Stewart, to discuss his financial situation.

https://www.dmba.com/

And, it's a common problem across the United States and the world.  When someone doesn't know how to start looking at their finances, how do they save for the future?  We take a real-life case with Jason, and walk through the steps to get him on the road to financial security.

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 To hear the rest of the interview, go to "This is why your financial vital signs are on life support" AUDIO ONLY episode.

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