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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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Jan 30, 2019

Seven and a half percent of people in the U.S. are victims of identity theft annually. Mike Criddle, Tax Parner of Eide Bailly LLP how the IRS continues to implement programs to protect consumers from tax fraud.

What do you do if you received an Identity Protection PIN or IP PIN from the IRS?

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

 Subscribe for free to Money Making Sense:

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Jan 29, 2019

"Top End Wedding" isn't about how expensive getting married can be, but the film has a better pay off.

Actors Gwilym Lee from "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the lovely Miranda Lee, who co-wrote and stars in the film, join host Heather Kelly to talk about this Sundance Film Festival entry, and other projects they're working on.  Director Wayne Blair of "Cleverman" was unable to make the discussion, but plays a role in our conversation. 

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

 

Jan 29, 2019

The first ever fan based entertainment company wants you.  Legion M uses crowdfunded to decide which movies or television shows in which to invest.

Find out how this new upstart company is making an impact at Sundance Film Festival both with money and with everyday people putting their weight behind projects.

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

Jan 29, 2019

Molly Ivins took on the American political system.  Her blistering words instilled fear in politicians but also endeared her to readers across the country.  She gained much of her following while writing about then Governor George W. Bush, dubbing him "Shrub: the little Bush."

Director Janice Engel, best known for the TV series "Addicted," brings us the rise and failings of Molly in "Raise Hell" and how she broke through in a man's profession. 

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

Jan 28, 2019

Many visitors to Sundance Film Festival are not used to walking for hours at a time at elevations above 7000 feet.  So, one health company REME is giving B12 injections respite to the weary.

This Los Angeles based company does make house calls and is looking to bring it's 'homeopathic' brand of health care to other cities around the country.  Find out what a $400 house call will get you.

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

Jan 28, 2019

Disney is using animation to show a serious conversation many adult children must have with their parents.  And for the first time ever, the Mickey Mouse company is using Virtual Reality to do it.

Director Jeff Gipson uses his own childhood memories of moving his grandparents into assisted living for this short film.  So far, Disney isn't sure how to present this in VR to the masses, but host Heather Kelly offers an idea in exchange for 10% of the profits.

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

Jan 28, 2019

Stieg Larsson may be best known to the general public as the author of the "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." But, Larsson's life mission was to shine a light on right-wing extremism in Sweden, and the world,

Director Henrik Georgsson, best known to American audiences for "Wallander," takes us into the dangerous world of Larsson's journalism.  He infiltrated neo-Nazi groups and wrote about their startling growth in society in Expo, and how the movement is funded; which led to death threats and car bombings in Sweden. 

You can follow this show on Twitter 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.

Jan 26, 2019

The Wild immersion is the first Virtual Reserve.  Be teleported to Africa, China, and under the ocean.  You will be completey immersed with dolphins and be sniffed by leopards.  Director, and veterinarian, Adrien Moisson brings you into nature, when you can't get there yourself.

This VR experience, endorsed by Jane Goodall, is financing real reserves so the animals and nature you see on the film aren't lost forever.  If you can't get to Sundance Film Festival to see it, go to Wild Immersion's website to find where it's playing.

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.

 

Jan 26, 2019

As America struggled with the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr, Arthur Ashe rose through the white halls of tennis and became the first black man to win the 1968 U.S. Open tennis championship.

Directors Brad Lichtenstein, Rex Miller and Producer Beth Hubbard sit down during the Sundance Film Festival and tells host Heather Kelly about this virtual reality film which is the first to use 'sand animation' along with live actors to create this story.  To learn more about Ashe 68 here.

To follow Money Making Sense on Twitter click HERE.  And to find out what Heather Kelly does when she's not doing her podcast, follow her on Twitter.

 

Jan 26, 2019

"HALSTON" goes indepth with the designer who put America on the map in the fashion industry. Roy Halston Frowick was the man who wanted to “dress all of America.”  

Producer Roland Ballester and Director Frederic Tcheng explain Halston's story with his friends, family, and collaborators including Liza Minnelli, his niece Lesley Frowick, filmmaker Joel Schumacher, and the Halstonettes.

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.

 

 

Jan 23, 2019

As a taxpayer, you’re responsible for the information you submit on your income tax return.  Robert Cole of CBIZ explains with brand new tax forms and laws this year, a CPA has the knowledge base to minimize yur tax liability now and in future years.

Certified Public Accountants are more competitive, price wise, than the big box stores like H&R Block, plus a CPA will do more than simply plug in your numbers.

You can follow this show on Twitter 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

 Subscribe for free to Money Making Sense:

https://lnkd.in/d-g5z6r     -Stitcher

https://lnkd.in/dpy6xBN  -Spotify

 

Jan 18, 2019

In this episode, Discover Account Services manager Lisa Fowler says she would never, ever, ever recommend a for-profit debt consolidation company, like Freedom Debt Relief, to help fix your debt. 

Find out how you can ruin your credit by yourself without using a debt consolidator to do it for you.  You may also be taken to court and have your wages garnished.  And what is a CCCA?

And, are the elderly or millennials more likely to be in debt?

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.

Jan 16, 2019

Find out how Discover is leading the way to helping people who are behind on their credit card bills.  Account Manager Lisa Fowler explains how to negotiate with any bank, not just Discover.

Learn the KEY PHRASE you need to know in order to get on a payment plan with credit card companies.  Lisa also tells host Heather Kelly how long you have to be a member before you can get help.  And always be nice to the person on the other end of the phone.

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.

Jan 9, 2019

How do you know the ad for that great looking BRBO or Air B-n-B is for real?  Owner of Fireball Approves, Tammy Sorrento is the first investigation agency to check out those temporary rental properties to find out if they're legit.

Hear Tammy's story of how she was almost scammed and how it drove her to open a business to protect others.

Tammy also describes the red flags to look out for before deciding to fork out a deposit for a rental.  She'll check out apartments, temporary housing for nurses and of course, vacation rentals.

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.

Jan 2, 2019

The stock market is acting as if it has extreme bi-polar disorder.  Should you panic and pull all your money out of stocks?  Yahoo! Finance anchor Adam Shapiro explains to host Heather Kelly why it's not time to run.

They also discuss the difference between Index and Exchange Trade Funds* and which one Warren Buffett says everyone should buy.

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.

 

*ETF's are traded in real time throughout the day. 

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