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Money Making Sense

Money Making Sense is a 2017 and 2018 Peoples Choice Podcast Awards (#PCA17, #PCA18) finalist. Host Heather Kelly focuses on how to find financial peace by better allocating your paychecks and analyzing the impact of simple family decisions. Episodes approach the topic of personal finance from a cost-savings and revenue-generating perspective. Covered topics include: vacationing on a budget, accumulating retirement savings on a limited income, reducing household expenses, the financial impact of owning a pet, and how money affects relationships. Money Making Sense will give you practical ideas on how to improve your bottom line.
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Aug 29, 2018

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

And read about 'How to budget for your dog' here:

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Aug 25, 2018

Part 2 covers Roth IRAs.  What's the difference between a traditional Individual Retirement Account and a Roth?  Is one better than another?

Find out which account CPA Mike Torgerson with Hinton and Birdick believes is the best thing since slice bread.  And Susan Speirs of UACPA is also on hand to help make sense of exceptions to these plans.  And are they different from a 401k?

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

 Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Aug 22, 2018

IRA, Roth IRA, 401k.  What are they, which one is best and why do I want or need one?  CPA Mike Torgerson with Hinton and Birdick and Susan Speirs of UACPA answers these questions.

In Part 1, Mike, Susan and Heather break down what a Traditional IRA is and how it affects your paychecks and your taxes.  This is IRA 101.

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

 Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Aug 15, 2018

With a shortage of qualified employees, many companies are struggling to fill open positions.  But, one sector of the population is usually ignored.  Ex convicts and felons.  

Vice President of Human Resources for Utah Housing Corporation, Sterling Barker, has great tips for businesses looking to fill their ranks.  They could be eligible for tax breaks and some organizations will pay a portion of an employees salary if they came out of the prison system.

Sterling also gives excellent tips to ex-cons if they are looking for jobs.  How do you get past the application?  What questions should you ask before the interview?  And, when do you disclose you've been in jail, or do you?

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

Aug 8, 2018

Host Heather Kelly answers some questions she received from listeners.  How do you build a credit rating if you're just starting out?  What's a quick, easy way to save money around the house?

Find out if your email was answered on this episode of Money Making Sense.  If it wasn't, be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

 

 

Aug 1, 2018

Is electronic finances better than cash?  It depends on whom you talk to.  And how does a Baby Boomer grandparent send money in a format their Millennial grandchild will understand? 

Digital Content Producer for KSL Newsradio, Josh Tilton, sits down with host Heather Kelly to try figure out how to speak to each other, financially. Will Josh be able to make change if someone hands him dollar bills?  Will Heather ever figure out how to use Venmo?

You can follow this show on Twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

Be sure to email Heather your questions and request topics you'd like her to cover here.

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