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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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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.
Jan 21, 2018

Host Heather Kelly talks with Alexandra Shiva, director of the Sundance documentary film "This Is Home," winner of The Audience Award: World Cinema Documentary, which follows Syrian refugees as they try to adjust to life in Baltimore, then cope with the realities of President Donald Trump's travel ban.

The financial implications are also interesting, and in true Money Making Sense style, Heather takes a closer look at the finance end of things. 

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Jan 21, 2018
Carlos Morenos Jr., a voice actor with roles in Disney and Pixar's smash hit, Coco, is at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new Legacy app. After you die, the app shares videos you pre-record with the people you love so you don't miss out on their big events later on. Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly talks about the app and Morenos's next big projects.
Jan 21, 2018
David Kallaway, known for his roles in Hidden Figures, The Magnificent Seven, Sunset Beach and more, stops by the Music Lodge at the Sundance Film Festival to chat with Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly.
Jan 21, 2018
19-year-old Emily Robinson, probably best known for her role as Rose on Amazon's Transparent, is at the Sundance Film Festival in two films: Eighth Grade and Private Lives. She's energetic, engaging and excited to chat about what's next for her with Money Making Sense's Heather Kelly.
Jan 19, 2018

I'm joined by the local Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild for Utah, Billy Holden.  He is a producer, actor, writer and director and talks about various projects filmed here in Utah.  

Mr. Holden is also in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival and to host a live stream viewing of the 2018 SAG Awards at local movies house Brewvies.  Find out why host Heather Kelly intends to interrogate him.

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Jan 17, 2018

"Drug companies are spending time on things which make money, not that work."  That's according to filmmaker Jeff Witzeman.  He followed his wife with a camera through Stage 3 bladder cancer.  She came through on the other side, cancer free (in 30-days) with all her organs, and none of the side-effects which chemotherapy and radiation would have inflicted on her  body.  http://cancercanbekilled.com/ 

The Federal Drug Administration doesn't investigate natural cures because there is nothing to patent or make a profit. Germany, Sweden, and several other European countries use naturopathic medicine to heal cancer patients; Jeff says that happens at a third of the cost and with no side-effects.

How do you know what is legitimate and what isn't?  And what choices do children have in America when it comes to Leukemia or Lymphoma?

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Jeff is a panelist at the Indie Film Showcase at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. He'll be appearing alongside E! founder Larry Namer, Australian filmmaker David Raynor, filmmaker Sue Vicory, and eco-entrepreneur Allison Melody. Their panel, scheduled for Sunday, January 21 at Bodega Tapas and Wine on Main Street in Park City, will be moderated by I Entertainment News's Monica Morrison. 

Before making his first film, Jeff was an actor, writer and musician, appearing in shows like Frazier and Webster and even a Miller Genuine Draft Super Bowl commercial. 

 

 

 

 

Jan 16, 2018

Cancer in America is a 100-Billion dollar a year industry and the cost of chemotherapy drugs continues to rise. Filmmaker Jeff Witzeman was inspired to look into cancer treatment and the health industry after his wife, who was urged to have an organ removed as well as chemo and radiation, was able to beat cancer naturally in Germany in just 30 days. The result was his documentary, "Cancer Can Be Killed," streaming now on Amazon Prime, iTunes, GooglePlay, vimeo and VHX.tv. 

Jeff is a panelist at the Indie Film Showcase at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. He'll be appearing alongside E! founder Larry Namer, Australian filmmaker David Raynor, filmmaker Sue Vicory, and eco-entrepreneur Allison Melody. Their panel, scheduled for Sunday, January 21 at Bodega Tapas and Wine on Main Street in Park City, will be moderated by I Entertainment News's Monica Morrison. 

Before making his first film, Jeff was an actor, writer and musician, appearing in shows like Frazier and Webster and even a Miller Genuine Draft Super Bowl commercial. 

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