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Money Making Sense

Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly doesn’t like to use dirty words like "budget" and "frugal." Instead, she 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, optimizing your 401k and insurance plans, reducing household expenses, the financial impact of owning a pet, maximizing value when de-cluttering and selling personal property. Money Making Sense will give you practical ideas on how to improve your bottom line. Money Making Sense is a 2017 Podcast Awards Nominee.
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Feb 6, 2017

Can you claim a child going to college as a deduction?  Did you know you might be able to claim a married child on your taxes?  CPA Angie Morris from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org will guide us through some of the more interesting ways of claiming children, adult and under 17, as deductions.  Or better yet, getting a tax credit.  Are you sharing custody of a child?  Which parent gets to claim them on your taxes?  Find out on this episode.

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Feb 6, 2017

Do you give to charities?  You may be able to deduct your donations, money & items, on your taxes.  CPA David Cash from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org explains when charitable donations kick in.  He'll also discuss moving expenses.  Can you take deductions any time you move, no matter how close or far away?  And, don't forget about your car.  When it counts as personal property and when it doesn't for tax deductions.

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Feb 6, 2017

Do you give to charities?  You may be able to deduct your donations, money & items, on your taxes.  CPA David Cash from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org explains when charitable donations kick in.  He'll also discuss moving expenses.  Can you take deductions any time you move, no matter how close or far away?  And, don't forget about your car.  When it counts as personal property and when it doesn't for tax deductions.

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Feb 6, 2017

What is the monetary penalty for not having insurance?  Did you only have health insurance for part of the year?  CPA Mariah Nielsen from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org walks us through the complications of the Affordable Care Act.  There's a lot of extra paperwork for everyone whether you've carried health insurance or not; so having a CPA to guide you is important.  And how about business owners?  How does 'Obama Care' affect you?

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Feb 6, 2017

What is the monetary penalty for not having insurance?  Did you only have health insurance for part of the year?  CPA Mariah Nielsen from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org walks us through the complications of the Affordable Care Act.  There's a lot of extra paperwork for everyone whether you've carried health insurance or not; so having a CPA to guide you is important.  And how about business owners?  How does 'Obama Care' affect you?

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Feb 6, 2017

Are you behind in saving for retirement?  How much can you contribute to an IRA fund to get caught up?  How will those contributions help my bottom line on my taxes?  CPA Robert Cole from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org will walk us through the differences of a Roth & Traditional IRA.  And at what age can you add additional funds?

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Feb 6, 2017

Are you behind in saving for retirement?  How much can you contribute to an IRA fund to get caught up?  How will those contributions help my bottom line on my taxes?  CPA Robert Cole from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org will walk us through the differences of a Roth & Traditional IRA.  And at what age can you add additional funds?

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Feb 6, 2017

Do you work from home?  Whether it's full-time, part-time, or you simply use one-drawer to keep office papers, you could qualify for deductions on your taxes.  CPA Mark Palmer from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org  discusses some of the options available to you.

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Feb 6, 2017

Do you work from home?  Whether it's full-time, part-time, or you simply use one-drawer to keep office papers, you could qualify for deductions on your taxes.  CPA Mark Palmer from Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org  discusses some of the options available to you.

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Feb 6, 2017

 

You may know you can claim a child as a deduction but you can also get tax credits for them as well.  And what about grand kids?   Some grandparents may be eligible for an Earned Income Credit if they're raising their grandchildren.  Brandon Allfrey, a member of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org, has the info you need.

Do you have to pay for a cell phone bill that you use for work?  You might be able to deduct the expenses.  Have you moved for a new job?  Find out why a CPA can help you get the biggest tax liability reduction or tax refund.

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Feb 6, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of tax refunds were paid to thieves who stole Social Security numbers.  Kent Christensen, a member of the the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org discusses what you can do to minimize the chances of someone getting a hold of your sensitive information.  That includes your children's names, credit card info, and place of residence or work.  Learn what the IRS is doing to protect people against identity theft and how a CPA can help.

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Feb 6, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of tax refunds were paid to thieves who stole Social Security numbers.  Kent Christensen, a member of the the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants UACPA.org discusses what you can do to minimize the chances of someone getting a hold of your sensitive information.  That includes your children's names, credit card info, and place of residence or work.  Learn what the IRS is doing to protect people against identity theft and how a CPA can help.

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Feb 6, 2017

The CEO of Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, Susan Speirs, discusses the benefits of using a reputable CPA.  UACPA.org.  Why would a CPA be better than a tax preparer from H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax, etc?  What deductions or credits are you missing that could give you a bigger refund?  How can a Certified Public Accountant help you moving forward for next year's taxes?  Tune in to find the answers.

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Feb 6, 2017

The CEO of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants, Susan Speirs, discusses the benefits of using a reputable CPA.  UACPA.org.  Why is a CPA better than a tax preparer from H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax, etc?  What deductions or credits are you missing that could get you a bigger refund?  How can a Certified Public Accountant help you moving forward for next year's taxes?  Watch this episode to find out.

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Feb 1, 2017

Fellow KSL News Radio podcaster Thomas McConkie joins host Heather Kelly to discuss how to change the inner conversation you have with yourself about money.  Thomas uses meditation to change his relationship with eating, sleeping, and stress.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mindfulness+/id1156618440?mt=2

Thomas and Heather talk about how stress over money affects your health and how Mindfulness+ can be used to improve your self worth and reduce the need to overspend.  When stress levels are reduced it leads to reduced health care costs and lower credit card bills and leaves a fatter wallet in your possession.

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Jan 27, 2017

Are you getting all the deductions you deserve on your taxes?  The Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants www.uacpa.org/ wants to make sure you are maximizing your returns.  

Stay tuned for a series of 10-tax tips featuring various accountants from UACPA.  We'll delve into handling IRA & retirement funds, Earned Income Credits, writing off your home business, avoiding identity theft and so much more.

Don't file your taxes until you hear these tips.

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Jan 25, 2017

Salt Lake Comic Con is hosting FanX 2017, March 17 & 18th.  Founders Dan Farr & Bryan Brandenburg bill this as 'an intimate, fun, family-oriented, unique and even MORE AFFORDABLE FanXperience for attendees.'  http://saltlakecomiccon.com/fanx-is-back/

Deseret News Reporter McKenzie Romero http://www.deseretnews.com breaks down the costs for attending this year's 2-day event and the celebrities scheduled to attend; think Harry Potter, Princess Bride,  Walking Dead, and Weird Al Yankovic.  With more people announced every week.  Find out what trinket Host Heather Kelly picked up from one of her visits to Comic Con.

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Jan 18, 2017

Average rent in Utah is $1237 per month, but only $590 in Alabama.  However, prices go much higher the closer to a big city you get; and the same holds true everywhere across the United States.  

With rents skyrocketting in Seattle, San Francisco & New York, is buying the way to go?  The median home price along the Wasatch Front is $250,000.  

Associate Broker of Keller Williams, SLC, Scott Maruri www.TheMaruriGroup.com  wades through why and when you should rent vs buying.  And if you buy, what's the difference between a Condo, PUD, and Single family dwelling?

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Jan 11, 2017

The average person probably doesn't realize international trade can have a real impact on their personal finances, but former Utah governor and Chinese ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., has worked as a trade negotiator and explains what you need to know. Whether we're talking about imports and exports and trade agreements with countries like China and Singapore, or something as simple as your own ideas for a new business, the father of seven understands the complex nuances and makes them easy to understand. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Host Heather Kelly gets a crash course in Trade 101 with a former Utah governor and Ambassador to China and Singapore who also happened to serve as an international trade negotiator. What is a trade barrier and a tariff? Why do you care whether they increase the cost of the things you buy? You don’t have to understand the art of the deal to get the connection between goods and your own wallet. Jon Huntsman, Jr., makes dollars and sense out of this complicated trading issue. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Jon Huntsman, Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China and Singapore, co-chaired a commission that examined the problem of intellectual property theft.  http://www.ipcommission.org/report/ip_commission_report_052213.pdf  So he's the perfect person to ask about how widespread and expensive the theft really is. Huntsman explains how when American ideas are stolen, it impacts more than just the business involved -- and should matter to you, even if you aren't remotely connected to the industry. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China and Singapore Jon Huntsman, Jr., talks about free trade agreements, with special perspective on how arrangements with other countries can benefit your wallet, bank account and investments. A former trade negotiator, Huntsman also delves into the politics of trade agreements like NAFTA, T-TIP and TPP, and why it is so difficult to get Congress to sign on the dotted line. 

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Jan 11, 2017

Selected by President Donald Trump to be Ambassador to Russia, along with being Former Utah Governor and U.S. Ambassador to Singapore & China, Jon Huntsman talks trade.  How do imports and exports affect my life?  Do I need to worry when the US receives more goods than we send away?  

And how about the theft of intellectual property... what is that anyway? http://www.ipcommission.org/report/ip_commission_report_052213.pdf  Is it good or bad to have agreements like NAFTA,  & T-TIP?  

These questions and more are addressed by Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to Singapore and China, Jon Huntsman. (01-11-17)

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Jan 4, 2017

Driving drowsy could cost you your life, or some else's.  But, even if you survive, insurance costs will increase www.rmiia.org as well as repairs to your car with all the latest technology, like back-up cameras.  And don't forget about possible medical bills.

Find out how much your wallet could suffer when Host Heather Kelly and the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), Carol Walker, discuss distracted driving costs.

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Dec 28, 2016

You know him from television and movies, but actor Richard Hatch -- Apollo from original Battlestar Galactica, and Tom Zarek in the re-imagined B.G. series --  Twitter.com/thumbfighter has so much more to teach than acting.  How he dealt with, and thought about, money in his personal life led him to start lecturing around the world on finding inner peace and strength to deal with any problems which come your way.  Facebook.com/Richard.Hatch.Actor

When not working as an actor/producer Richard thrived on addressing life and career issues to help empower and inspire people to find their own path to success.  http://www.richardhatch.com I am honored Richard gave his last in-depth interview to me just weeks before he passed away.  RIP: 05/21/45 - 02/07/17

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