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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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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

You have until January 22, 2020 to apply for the settlement Equifax is offering for their data breach in 2017.  They have two options available, but which is right for you? 

KSL TV's Dan Spindle discusses your choices with host Heather Kelly.  And find out why a credit freeze might be the best option of all.

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.

Jul 29, 2019

Increasing your FICO score is as easy as paying off your entire credit card balance each and every month.  Just paying the minimum amount due won't lower your interest rates.

And CFO for Utah Communication Authority, Patsy Halladay, and Utah Association of CPAs CEO, Susan Speirs, explains why a potential employer could be looking into your credit history.  They also delve into teaching your kids good financial principles.

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.

 

Jul 24, 2019

New research finds employees produce better quality of work when they are fed vs getting more money.  But what does it cost to feed employees on a regular basis?  KSL Newsroom Assistant Camille Gehring is in charge of feeding the masses and gives some insight.

Find out how you can help your employers feed you if it's in their budget.  And what's the most expensive item workers take for granted?

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.

 

Jul 17, 2019

The cost of owning a home doesn't stop once you've paid the mortgage.  Property taxes, closing costs when signing the mortgage papers and insuring your home are just a few of the factors used to determine the best place to own a home.

The Vice President of Financial Education, AJ Smith, at Smart Asset breaks down where you should go to get the best bang for your buck. 

TIP:  If you're handing over more than $634 dollars a year on home insurance, you could be overpaying.

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.

 

 

Jul 15, 2019

Eighty-six percent of women in households are making the money  decisions for families.  But, new research finds most of them don't understand the basics of their finances.

Chief Financial Officer for Utah Communications Authority, Patsy Halladay, and CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs teach women what they need to know.  Including how to NOT become emotionally charged when discussing money with their significant other.

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.

Jul 14, 2019

Millennials are responsible for 21-percent of all consumer spending in the United States.  But, Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub says they aren't as financially well off as their parents were.  

Find out where the best and worst states are for largest generation in the workplace to live.  And why millennials are economically worse off than the generation before.

 

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