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Money Making Sense

Money Making Sense is a 2017 People’s Choice Podcast Awards (#PCA17) finalist. Host Heather Kelly 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, 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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Mar 23, 2018

In part 2 of 'The Cost of Beauty,' host Heather Kelly talks to Dr. Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined about all the billboards telling women they have baggy eyelids, hair loss is bad, and liposuction is a must.  It's a 60-billion dollar a year industry and it's objectifying women and men.

Find out how being 'more than a body' can change your life and help your pocket-book on this episode of Money Making Sense.  

Mar 21, 2018

Salt Lake City is one of the most densely populated cities in the country for plastic surgeons per capita -- rivaling Beverly Hills.  And the doctors are doing everything they can to make women feel flawed about some part of their body to garner business.  

Host Heather Kelly of Money Making Sense is joined by Dr. Lexie Kite of Beauty Redefined to discuss the how much money men and women spend in an attempt to fit the media's image of the perfect person.  

This is Part 1 of a three part episode on 'The Cost of Beauty.'  Subscribe to the show via iTunes here and never miss another episode.

Mar 15, 2018

Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton  joins host Heather Kelly in Part 2 of their discussion on the cost of being an athlete.  Scott says having a purpose in life is key.  In order to 'Finish First,' you need to dream, give yourself permission to succeed and a game plan.   Find out where to start if you, or your child, wants to pursue athletics at the highest level.

 

Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on Twitter. 

Mar 14, 2018

Olympic gold medalist, Scott Hamilton joins host Heather Kelly in studio to discuss the cost of being an athlete. But, it's not just about the having to buy equipment and pay for coaches. Scott explains how to keep a balanced life, relationships, and your athletic dreams intact.

Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio. You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook.  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Mar 9, 2018

What happens when you're adopted child asks 'how much did I cost?'  Guest Sandy Collins, whose daughter was adopted from China, has faced this question.  She walks us through the process of overseas adoption and how it differs from the U.S. and the different struggles faced in both options.

What if you have to wait 11 years for a child?  And find out why its less expensive, and easier, to adopt from overseas** than here in America.  And how to avoid scams and illegal adoptions.

Host Heather Kelly also learned about different support groups for people looking to find new family members like 'Families with Children from China' in Part 2 of "The Cost of Adoption" on Money Making Sense.  

**Since this program was recorded, the U.S. Government is making regulatory changes to overseas adoptions, making it more expensive to adopt from another country.

 

Mar 7, 2018

Did you know you can pay adoption fees by the month?  Host Heather Kelly didn't.  Guest Sandy Collins also explains how adopting overseas** is easier in most cases than in the United States.

Find out what steps need to occur from the moment you first consider adoption to when you welcome a new child into your family in Part 1 of "The Cost of Adoption" on Money Making Sense.

 **Since this program was recorded, the U.S. Government is making regulatory changes to overseas adoptions, making it more expensive to adopt from another country.

 

Mar 2, 2018

How old is too old for your child to be added as a deduction on your taxes?  There is an age limit, even if they're still in college.  Certified Public Accountant Mitchell Moncur, partner at Jones Simkins https://www.agc-utah.org/list/member/jones-simkins-llc-salt-lake-city-279912  answers the questions you have about college and tax write-offs.  But, the deductions and credits aren't limited to your child.  You could be eligible for qualifed educational expenses if you go back to school.  

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 28, 2018

Not really.  But scammers are using IRS phone numbers to get people to turn over personal information and credit card numbers and steal money.  Troy Martin, a Certified Public Accountant with Cook Martin Poulson  https://cookmartin.com/ has all the details you need to avoid getting taken for a financial ride.  Find out the first 3 things to do when you get a scary phone call claiming to be from the IRS.

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 26, 2018

You can write off children your taxes; but, only for 2017.  The new tax law changes deductions and credits for dependents.  Certified Public Accountant Austin Galvez of Haynie & Company  http://hayniecpas.com/ explains how much each child is worth.  But, what if they are in college, or adults living at home?  This episode of Money Making Sense will answer those questions and more.

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 23, 2018

The deadline for filing your taxes this year is April 17th.  But that's not why your tax refund could be delayed.  Certified Public Accountant Jodie Hewitson of Tanner LLC  https://tannerco.com/ talks about a new law which requires the IRS to hold refunds.  Also, find out why the deadline moved from April 15 to the 17th on this episode of Money Making Sense.

 Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.

Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 21, 2018

A lot of people believe Obamacare is dead.  But, you still need to have proof of insurance to file your taxes.  Certified Public Accountant Brad Poll at Eide Bailly https://www.eidebailly.com/  explains the penalty for not having health coverage will affect through 2018.

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 19, 2018

Is your retirement nest egg underfunded?  It's not too late to contribute more money to your 401k or an IRA and write it off on your taxes for 2017.  Certified Public Accountant MK Mortensen of Grant Thornton https://www.grantthornton.com/ explains.  And he answers the question 'is there a limit as to how much you can contribute?'  

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 16, 2018

You can write off part of your residence on your taxes.  But, there are rules.  Certified Public Accountant Greg Denning of Larson & Company  https://www.larsco.com/ has the ins and outs of what makes a home office in your legal for tax purposes.  And what if you don't have a home office but travel extensively?  This episode will answer some of these questions.

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 14, 2018

A new tax law was enacted in December of 2017.  How will it affect you in 2017?  Is it better or worse for people who file as single or married?  These are just a few of the questions Certified Public Accountant Brandon Allfrey of Squire and Company, PC https://www.squire.com/ answers in this episode of Money Making Sense.  Discover what happens to the standard deduction and what that does to itemizing on your tax return.

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.

 

Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Heather Kelly.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 12, 2018

The hack of Equifax of last year exposed nearly every American to the potential of having their identify stolen.  So, what does this mean for tax filers this year?  Certified Public Accountant Robert Cole, Lead Managing Director at CBIZ https://www.cbiz.com talks to host Heather Kelly about what the IRS is doing to protect taxpayers.  Find out when the best time to file your taxes is and what to do if you received an Identity Protection PIN number. 

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.


Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSens and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 9, 2018

Many people go to a 'tax preparer' to get their taxes done.  But, those big box stores may not have trained accountants with the knowledge to get all the credits and deductions you are due.  Certified Public Accountant Becky Schreyer of Stayner Bates P.C. https://www.stayner.com/ explains why going to a professional will save you money.  Even if you normally fill-out your taxes on your own, there may be some triggers in the new tax law could warrant having a CPA help with your taxes.  

 

Go to http://www.uacpa.org to find the accountant whose right for you.

 

Money Making Sense is part of KSL NewsRadio and is hosted by Heather Kelly.  You can follow the show on twitter @MoneyMakingSense and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MoneyMakingSense/  You can also see what Heather does when she's not talking money on twitter @KSLHeatherKelly

Feb 7, 2018

Host Heather Kelly is joined by Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild for Utah, Billy Holden.  Billy discusses why communities should embrace the tax breaks which bring movie and television production companies to their state.

Billy says local businesses can benefit when Hollywood shows up.  Find out why on this episode of Money Making Sense

Jan 31, 2018

For the first time in history, the United States will top One-Trillion dollars in credit card debt, alone.  Analyst Jill Gonzalez of   https://wallethub.com explains how rising interest rates and forgetting the lessons of 2008 have put us on the path of unsustainability.

Find out what you can do to start reducing debt and not acquiring more in this episode of Money Making Sense.

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Jan 23, 2018
Dinner Party, a virtual reality experience premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, is an experiment in how VR can be used to tell narrative stories. Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly interviews Telexist founders Erik Donley and Sam Gezari, two of the creative minds behind the project, which was developed at the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Lab. Set in 1961, Dinner Party tells the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple who seek hypnosis to recover memories of inexplicable experience. When the Hills listen to their recording at a dinner party, what they hear changes their lives forever. The VR component makes the experience immersive for the viewer.
Jan 22, 2018
Akicita: the Battle of Standing Rock is a documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Director Cody Lucich and water protector Nataanii Means join Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly to talk about their movie, the first and only documentary made by Native Americans about the uprising challenging plans for the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Los Angeles Times called the film a "gripping video diary" of the #NoDAPL movement.
Jan 22, 2018
Virtual reality experiences are generating a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival. Heather Kelly chats with the creative minds behind HERO, a VR experience, on behalf of the SLC Fanboys. They talk about what they're doing to make the technology more accessible so you can check it out even if you don't spend a lot of money on fancy equipment.
Jan 21, 2018

Creating a service animal is an expensive endeavor, but it's also a heartwarming one, and a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival follows the journey of several guide dogs from whelping to placement in service.

Heather Kelly talks with the filmmakers behind "Pick of the Litter," Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, as well as Janet Gearman and her guide dog, Poppet.  Donate here to help in the care of these life-changing animals.  

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Jan 21, 2018
Heather Kelly guest hosts for the SLC Fanboys in this interview with "Ophelia" Director Claire McCarthy. They talk about film, theater, what it's like to be a woman in Hollywood, and much more. The film premieres at the Sundance Festival, and features Star Wars' Daisy Ridley, Harry Potter's Tom Felton, and screen veterans Naomi Watts and Clive Owen, among others.
Jan 21, 2018
HAL is a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival that pays tribute to the late Hal Ashby, director of classic films including Harold and Maude, a quirky tale about a May - December romance between a young boy and a senior woman. Director Amy Scott explains why she chose the subject and what it was like to direct a film about one of her favorite icons.
Jan 21, 2018
The tiny island nation of Kiribati could soon become non-existent. It is shrinking because of rising ocean levels, a side-effect of climate change. The country's president is the subject of a Sundance Film Festival documentary, Anote's Ark, which looks at whether Kiribati's citizens are destined to become the world's first environmental refugees. Anote Tong and director Matthieu Rytz join Heather Kelly on Money Making Sense.
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