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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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May 31, 2019

Which 3-taxes pay for Utah's State expenses?  And why does Senator Curtis Bramble say the Beehive State will be upside down within a couple years if tax reform isn't completed?  

Join the CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs, along with Senator Bramble and host Heather Kelly to find out how the Wayfair Act could affect not just Utah's taxes, but how all on-line retailers will have to do business.

And what tools does the special Task Force formed by Governor Gary Herbert need in order to reform the state's current tax laws?  Hint: Data and public knowledge are key.

 

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.

 

 

 

May 29, 2019

Saving money for college isn't just for higher learning institutions.  A 529 plan can pay for trade schools and community colleges.  And Marketing Specialist, Scott Pettett, for Utah's My529 explains to host Heather Kelly, this plan can pay for so much more than tuition expenses.

For a list of all schools across the United States which participate in Federal student aid 529 plans, visit: FAFSA.ed.gov

 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.

May 22, 2019

Many parents struggle to teach their kids about finances in a way which mirrors reality.  Certified Financial Planner, Gregg Murset, developed BusyKids to do just that.

Find out why this tool will help kids learn the value of money in an electronic way without using antiquated methods like jars or envelopes.

And, if you're worried about giving your kids a debit or credit card, Murset says this app is a great learning tool without risk of going into debt.

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.

May 20, 2019

Utah's last tax reform legislation in 2008 took 5 years to research and implement.  So, why did the 2019 legislature try to pass new tax reforms in just 6 weeks?

Senator Curtis Bramble of the 16th District and UACPA's CEO, Susan Speirs, joins host Heather Kelly to talk tax reform and what is  involved.

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.

May 15, 2019

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere means it's construction season for roadways.  In Utah, there are 169 projects on the books for 2019, paid for with tax payer dollars. 

UDOT's Public Information Officer, John Gleason and Deputy Director of Engineering, Jason Davis sit down with host Heather Kelly to talk about where our money is going.  And why can't drivers see the lines on the road when it rains?

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.

May 8, 2019

Our roads are paid for with our tax dollars.  So, why aren't potholes fixed, or how come some cities are getting repaved but not my roads?

The Deputy Director of Engineering, Jason Davis, and the Public Information Officer, John Gleason, of UDOT sit down with host Heather Kelly to discuss your tax dollars and the state's road construction 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.

May 1, 2019

If you aren't sure whether a Traditional or a Roth IRA is the way to go, this episode may help you.  Investment adviser, Ethan Millard, of New Millennium Group explains why paying tax on your money now could be better than paying later in retirement.

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.

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