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Money Making Sense

Money Making Sense is a 2017 People’s Choice Podcast Awards (#PCA17) finalist. Host Heather Kelly 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, 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 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

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

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

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 10, 2017

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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Jan 10, 2017

A new found potato species is over 10,000 years old.  Archaeologist Lisbeth Lauderback of the Natural History Museum found this indigenous tiny tuber in the Four Corners area of Utah and it might be the answer to feeding the world.

4 Corners Potato

Find out how Lisbeth and botanist Bruce Pavlik of Red Butte Gardens cultivated this ancient potato which, while very small, is highly nutritious.   Packing twice the protein, zinc and manganese, and three times the calcium and iron as other more well known potatoes.

http://www.hcn.org/issues/49.20/scientific-research-escalante-valley-how-an-ancient-potato-helped-indigenous-people-survive-climate-shifts:

And when can you start growing this little wonder potato in your backyard?

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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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Dec 21, 2016

It's time to think about taxes!  And that includes  finding a way not to pay so much on April 15.  Tax planner & strategist Steven Floyd www.focus1advisors.com  has advice on how business owners and individuals can reduce the bottom line of their Adjusted Gross Income. 

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Dec 16, 2016

Two Utah college teams are heading to football Bowl Games... fairly close to home.  Alex Kirry, host of Cougar Sports Saturday breaks down the games, cost of tickets, parking and hotel rooms if you want to take a road trip over the holidays. 

University of Utah plays the Indian Hoosiers on December 28th in the Foster Farms Bowl in San Francisco.  And BYU takes on bitter rival the Wyoming Cowboys on December 21st in San Diego at the Poinsettia Bowl.

We also discuss the Utah Jazz, NBA, Nascar and touch on the NFL.  If you love sports, this is the show for you.

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Dec 14, 2016

 Many people think they have to get a second or third job to earn extra money; but, it could be as simple as selling old clothes  http://threadup.com/, changing the deductions on your W-2's, or cashing in old gift cards.  Or maybe you want to be on a 'mock' jury http://www.onlineverdict.com/.  

On-line editor of Kiplinger.com, Bob Niedt, says there are so many ways, some unusual, to get extra cash when you need or want it.

http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/saving/T065-S001-20-ways-to-earn-extra-cash-for-the-2014-holidays/index.html

 

 

Dec 7, 2016

Host Heather Kelly gives a recap of some of her past shows.  What came as a surprise, what were her favorite shows, and what is coming up in the future.  

Tune in to hear more about teaching kids about money & going cash only with Don Milne, and how your fights with loved one over money are because you are S.T.A.R.V.E.D (not enough Safety, Trust, Appreciation, Respect, Validation, Encouragement, Dedication) with Dr. Matt Townsend.  Along with pet care, traveling expenses, and trying to explain Wall Street with Fox Business Anchor Adam Shapiro.

Then go to: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cents-cents-ability/id1142678783?mt=2  to find all the episodes.

OR http://www.ksl.com/?nid=1387&showid=2032&n=Cents%20&%20Cents-Ability  for shows of Cents & Cents-Ability on KSL News Radio.

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Nov 30, 2016

What happens when your mother breaks her hip, what if a parent has alzheimer's disease?  Is it better for elderly to be in a nursing home, assisted living, or keep them at home?  

And, find out the Number One thing you can do to extend your ability to live at home as you age.  If you don't know what to do when you, or your parents, health start failing, this is the show for you with Outreach Manager for Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services, Peter Hebertson.  

Find out where to get help.  385 - 468 - 3200

 

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Nov 23, 2016

  Director of the Department of Economic Development for Salt Lake City, Lara Fritts http://slcgov.com/, talks about putting money back into your community during the busiest shopping time of the year.  

Buying just 10-percent of your purchases from local shop-keepers can add more than 1-billion dollars a year to your own neighborhood. http://localfirst.org/.   

Need a book, plumbing supplies, or gardening equipment?  Think about putting your dollars toward a local business down the street.  Want to see your investment pay off in your community?  Buy from someone who lives in the same place you do.

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Nov 16, 2016

This is the show you need to navigate your way through Black Friday.  Whether you stay at home or stand in line, shopper extraordinaire Holly Barraclough will show you how to find the best deals. https://blackfriday.com/.  

And, for those people who are annoyed at the commercialization of the day for giving thanks, we'll tell you which stores will be closed on Thanksgiving so you can appreciate them at a later time.  

So find out if REI, Walmart, Costco, Nordstrom, Target is where you want to be in person or buying from on-line on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

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Nov 9, 2016

 What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled by weather or a mechanical problem... will the airline reimburse you?  

Senior reporter with Kiplinger Finance Magazine  Ryan Ermey http://www.kiplinger.com/ says apps like Trippit and Square Mouth can help you get ahead of everyone if you run into problems at the airport. Should you buy flight insurance?

And, what can your credit card do for you when you travel?  How to avoid taking off your shoes at security checkpoint?

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Nov 4, 2016

That is the question Cid Seidelman, Distiguished Service Professor of Economics at Westminster College, discusses. https://www.westminstercollege.edu/.  

So, what is Brexit, why should I care, and how did it bring down a sitting Prime Minister? Cid explains the economic problems for Britain by being part of the European Union and deciding to leave it.  

We also discuss why what happens across the pond matters to us in the United States.

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Nov 2, 2016

 You can record some things 'on the cheap' without a studio; but, if you want to be a professional, it could cost thousands of dollars.  KSL News Anchor and voice over artist, Simone Seikely discusses what it takes to get started doing voice work.   

Find out what equipment you need, voice lessons, and do you need an agent.  Voice work can earn you extra gas money with a cell phone or pay all your bills with a high quality cell phone and professional computer software.

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