Money Making Sense

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Sinopse

Money Making Sense host Heather Kelly doesnt 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.

Episódios

  • A former ice skating hitman discusses redemption and financial success, Part 2

    08/05/2022 Duração: 27min

    Part 2:  The man who attacked figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, Shane Stant, will always be known as a former felon and it limits his job opportunities.  His sister, Maile Stant, only knew him as a protector while she was growing up and has a rewarding career. Filmmaker Justin Kawika Young brings this story to the screen in the documentary, "My Hero, the Hitman."  Shane and Maile talk to host Heather Kelly about how abuse in their household led each of them down different paths, financially and morally.  Justin explains why he wanted to tell this story after meeting Maile. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. [Photo insert courtesy of ABC News.] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How being a hitman for ice skating affected his future income potential, Part 1

    06/05/2022 Duração: 27min

    The man who attacked figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, Shane Stant, will always be known as a former felon and it limits his job opportunities.  His sister, Maile Stant, only knew him as a protector while she was growing up and has a rewarding career. Filmmaker Justin Kawika Young brings this story to the screen in the documentary, "My Hero, the Hitman."  Shane and Maile talk to host Heather Kelly about how abuse in their household led each of them down different paths, financially and morally.  Justin explains what led him to tell this story after meeting Maile. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. [Photo insert courtesy of ABC News.] See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Has YOUR financial happiness improved during the pandemic?

    04/05/2022 Duração: 25min

    Humans are not good with uncertainty.  Dr. Benjamin Granger, organizational psychologist with Qualtrics XM Institute, says being uncertain at work, and in life, will make people unhappy faster than any thing else. Even though the pandemic did bring a lot of unknowns, A Qualtrics survey found many people are better off financially than ever before.  But their stress levels also changed, so they may not be as happy. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Taxes filed, now what?

    27/04/2022 Duração: 23min

    Are you throwing your money away to the IRS?  Susan Speirs, the CEO of Utah Association of CPAs, says there's ONE really important thing you can do to keep that from happening.   Susan also says the IRS has FREE tools available on their website to help you reduce your tax burden.  But if you can afford it, getting help from a CPA is the best thing to do. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How to prepare for rising interest rates and inflation

    20/04/2022 Duração: 25min

    The Federal Reserve is attempting to balance increased inflation and interest rates.  Michael Stevens, president and founder of Capital Wealth Advisors says raising interest rates is a way to bring down inflation.  But people need to be prepared. Find out the difference between the Avalanche Method and the Snowball Method when it comes to paying off your debt in order to free up more cash flow. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • The 6 Pillars to financial empowerment

    13/04/2022 Duração: 29min

    April is Financial Literacy Month and learning about money can be fun and enjoyable.  Jayne Ellegard, a wealth speaker and coach, teaches ways to make personal finances anything but boring, especially for women.  Jayne is also the author of "Financial Empowerment for Women: Your Guide to Courage, Confidence & Wisdom" and says we can start by using more welcoming words about money. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • 3 signs to know when your aging parents need help

    06/04/2022 Duração: 30min

    Knowing the signs your parents need help is just the first step.  Chris Orestis, President of Retirement Genius, says the entire family needs to be on the same page when its comes to their healthcare and financial needs. Find out how much it could cost for nursing home care, and if it's covered by Medicare. Hint: it usually isn't. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How to reduce your tax burden in retirement

    30/03/2022 Duração: 22min

    Should you cash in your IRA first or start taking Social Security when you retire?  Becki Schreyer, managing director of BKD, and Susan Speirs, CEO of Utah Association of CPAs explain what is best to reduce your taxes after you give up going to work. Also find out what can happen if you continue to work after you start drawing your Social Security benefits. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Are you stealing your own identity?

    23/03/2022 Duração: 27min

    Making more money at work or even having better relationships means not stealing who you are. Life coach Jessica Pilgrim, says if you want to attract wealth, of any type, you need to use all your senses to visualize it. Jessica says the first step is to identify the voice in your head which says you can't or you aren't good enough.  Then start replacing it with a positive voice.  She says the negative thoughts are stealing your true identity. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How to start your own business

    16/03/2022 Duração: 23min

    The Great Resignation has many opting to go into business for themselves.  Michael Brette, founder and CEO of Small Cap Equity Advisors, guides people to succeed in their venture.   Learn why you should look at 'Funding Platforms' like SeedInvest Technology or Indiegogo and what the pitfalls are if you are thinking of investing in a start-up company. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • BONUS: David Pogue wants everyone to use self-driving cars

    13/03/2022 Duração: 14min

    Could you turn control over to a self-driving car?  David Pogue, Emmy-winning technology and science correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning has -- and he wants everyone else to do the same.  Find out what David thinks is the biggest downfall to technology and where he thinks society is headed. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How your self-worth affects your financial wealth

    09/03/2022 Duração: 27min

    Blaming others in the workplace for your failures does not bring feeling of trust with co-workers and your bosses.  Joyce Marter, psychotherapist, and author of "The Financial Mindset Fix," explains how to start changing the way you think about yourself to get ahead in your job, and in life. Joyce also discusses aiming high with your goals but having realistic steps to actually reach them. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Should you follow the advice of financial social media influencers?

    02/03/2022 Duração: 18min

    Do social media influencers have the education to give proper financial advice?  Jeff Jones, the director of financial planning at Longview Financial Advisors, lists some red flags to know before following the advice of someone speaking to the masses and not directly to you. To find a financial planner that is right for you go to NAPFA.org. You can follow this show on Instagram 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.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • More people could qualify for EITC on their taxes this year

    23/02/2022 Duração: 17min

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was expanded in 2021.  Mike Criddle, memeber of UACPA and a tax partner at Eide Bailly, explains who qualifies and who doesn't.   Find out how you might be able to use your income from 2019 to get a more money from EITC when you file your taxes this year. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • How to save money during inflation

    16/02/2022 Duração: 24min

    Start using your rewards cards wisely.  That's just one hint from Catey Hill, commerce editor with MarketWatch.  Catey and Host Heather Kelly also discuss what to do if you have medical bills and clipping coupons. If getting a second job working from home looks like a possibility, make sure it is legit.  If a company asks you to pay money upfront to start work -- it's a scam.  Here are a few legit opportunities:  BestMark -- secret shopping SecretShopper -- the original secret shopping site Opinon Outpost -- get paid for your opinions You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Your pharmacist could take over your medical care

    09/02/2022 Duração: 18min

    Pharmacies are already giving various vaccines, they could potentially diagnose and treat high blood pressure, strep throat and a variety of other ailments. Dr. John McHugh, Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, says much of your basic medical care could be done by your local pharmacist in the the future. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • THIS is why you need a CPA for your 2021 taxes

    06/02/2022 Duração: 26min

    Tax season is underway.  Did you receive Advanced Child Care Credits? Do you have a new baby or get a divorce?  These are just a few of the reasons you may need to hire a Certified Public Accountant. Susan Speirs, the CEO of the Utah Association of CPAs, explains why this year is so important to get the right advice and plan ahead. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Not understanding your medications could cost you. Pt 2

    02/02/2022 Duração: 18min

    Do you read all the possible side-effects when you buy prescription medications?  Does your doctor tell you?  Lynn Cunningham, the co-producer and director of "Medicating Normal" on PBS takes a hard look at when the trillion-dollar medicine industry intersects with people in distress. Angie Peacock, a former Army Sergeant, is one of the subjects of the film.  She says she, and so many others, were never told about the long-term affects of anti-depressants or what happens when you try to quit them. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Is your doctor medicating your normal feelings? Pt 1

    26/01/2022 Duração: 25min

    The number disabled by mental health illness doubled since the introduction of Prozac in 1987.  Lynn Cunningham, the co-producer and co-director of "Medicating Normal" on PBS takes a hard look at when the trillion-dollar medicine industry intersects with people in distress. Angie Peacock, a former Army Sergeant, is one of the subjects of the film.  She says she, and so many others, were never told about the long-term affects of anti-depressants or what happens when you try to quit them. You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • SUNDANCE: Calendar Girls

    22/01/2022 Duração: 18min

    A group of women of a "certain age" are dancing their way through retirement.  Producers Maria Loohufvud and Love Martinsen bring their story to the Sundance Film Festival.  The group call themselves "Calendar Girls." You can follow this show on Instagram 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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