Money Making Sense

The goal of Money Making Sense is to help you find more financial peace. Host Heather Kelly and guest experts focus on reviewing paychecks and analyzing family decisions. They also talk about reviewing paychecks and analyzing family decisions. They also talk about vacationing on a budget, 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. Money Making Sense is a 2017, 2018 and 2020 People's Choice Podcast Finalist. 
Boyd Matheson RAW   (59:33) March 04, 2021
Boyd Matheson — Deseret News opinion editor & Host of KSL Newsradio’s Inside Sources Collusion NOT conflict Community and culture lead, politicians follow “We the People” are the problem Discourse in government comes from trying to maintain power. Stimulus, Minimum Wage, Taxes  
How Outsider Trading nearly flipped Wall Street on its head   (21:53) March 03, 2021
Several thousand Reddit users took Wall Street by storm — and ‘The Man’ wasn’t happy about it.  Harry Abrahamsen, founder and CEO of Abrahamsen Financial Group, explains how a grass roots movement sent share prices of AMC, GameStop and other company soaring. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does […]
Melissa Myers RAW   (31:46) March 01, 2021
Melissa Myers Certified Financial Planner and co-founder of Kar-Mel Financial Planners.  (karmelfinancialplanners.com)   Align Money with your values
How the pandemic affects your tax return   (22:51) February 24, 2021
Filing your taxes may be different this year due to a little thing called “The Pandemic” and The CARES Act.  Susan Speirs, the CEO of Utah Association of CPA’s, explains how the Economic Impact Payments affect your return. What if you received unemployment?  Not only did your state send regular payments, so did the federal […]
Bob Span RAW   (23:37) February 22, 2021
Robert Span, attorney at Steinbrecher & Span DOT revised the Air Carrier Access Act in December 2020.   Support vs Service animal — what’s allowed in the cabin.
Don’t guess, just test — for radon gas   (23:17) February 17, 2021
If you have 4 picocuries of radon gas in your home, it’s the equivalent of getting 200 chest x-rays each year.  Or smoking multiple packs of cigarettes a day.  And every home in the world has radon gas.  So, how much is too much?  Bruno Vassel, the owner and CEO of Utah Radon Services explains […]
The cost of emigrating to Canada   (21:50) February 10, 2021
Most people don’t move to Canada from the U.S. because of election results.  Brandon Miller, director at Maple Immigration Services, He says he gets the most inquiries because of health care costs. Plus, Brandon describes the TWO legal avenues for emigrating to his country. And scammers are keen to take more money than the legal […]
2 Important ways to prevent snowballing debt   (18:16) February 03, 2021
The pandemic is sending people further and further into debt.  Francesca Ortegren of List with Clever describes who is most likely to take on more debt.  And she provides some tips to avoid it — including the two most important. SPOILER ALERT — Communication is key! You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to […]
SUNDANCE: Hive – a woman’s struggle for financial independence   (14:07) January 31, 2021
After the Yugoslavian war, Kosovo broke away from Bosnia to become its own country.  In the movie Hive, Writer/director Blerta Basholli brings the true story of a widow who fights the patriarchal community to earn a living to the Sundance Film Festival. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does […]
SUNDANCE: When We Were Bullies   (15:46) January 31, 2021
Imagine a 2 minute event happening in 5th grade which has such an impact on your life, you make a movie about it.  That’s what happened with filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt.  He brings his  story to Sundance Film Festival in the short film, When We Were Bullies.  And how the movie ends is not where anyone […]
SUNDANCE: Playing with Sharks – more cost effective than hunting them   (14:43) January 30, 2021
Valerie Taylor was not only the first woman, but the first person to study shark behavior.  Film producer, Bettina Dalton, brings her story to the Sundance Film Festival in “Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story.”  Tayor and her husband were also advisors on the film “Jaws.”  Find out why she says that was the […]
SUNDANCE: Rebel Hearts – the cost of following your conscience   (30:38) January 30, 2021
The Immaculate Heart sisters took vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.  Producer Shawnee Isaac-Smith and director Pedro Kos bring the story of a group of nuns who had to choose between the Catholic Church and their conscience during Vatican II in the documentary “Rebel Hearts” to the Sundance Film Festival.  Ruth Anne Murray, Rosa Manriquez […]
You may need a CPA to deal with pandemic taxes   (09:17) January 27, 2021
*Stimulus payments are just one reason you may need to speak with a Certified Public Accountant.  Watch for upcoming episodes where we tackle Federal unemployment checks and more.* Has your property been condemned or maybe you inherited some money?  These are just a few reasons UACPA member Mike Criddle of Eide Bailly says you may […]
SUNDANCE: Small business owners rely on festivals for their lifeline   (19:48) January 20, 2021
Small business owners in were already struggling through the pandemic.  Now the several film festivals which are a life-line to many are going virtual.  Billy Holden, VP for SAG-AFTRA in Utah, discusses Sundance 2021 and its affect on the Park City economy. Billy and Heather also talk about how other film festivals are looking to […]
Now’s the time to teach your kids good financial habits   (25:05) January 13, 2021
Teaching children about finances in a way which mirrors reality can be a struggle.  Certified Financial Planner, Gregg Murset, developed BusyKid to do just that. Find out why this tool will help kids learn the value of money in an electronic way without using antiquated methods like jars or envelopes. And, if you’re worried about […]
Should you buy into Bitcoin?   (15:19) January 06, 2021
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to diversify your portfolio, you may want to think about cryptocurrencies.  Spencer Montgomery, the founder of Uinta Crypto, tells host Heather Kelly what you need to about Bitcoin and other digital currencies. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she’s […]
Wall Street doesn’t need people to be employed   (16:18) December 30, 2020
One reason Wall Street continues to see record highs while so many are out of work is, it doesn’t require employees to function. John Stoj, Financial Planner with Verbatim Financial, breaks down the differences between Main Street and Wall Street and how to get the best return on your investments. You can follow this show […]
Is your salary affected by workplace bullying?   (27:45) December 23, 2020
Are you being bullied or harassed in your job?  There’s a free app for that.  LeBaron Meyers, President of #NotMe says many employees don’t report abuse right away because they are uncomfortable speaking about it in the ways which currently exist. Ariel Weindling,  Ariel Weindling, the founder and CEO of #NotMe says misconduct is not an HR Problem, […]
Charitable giving is different during a pandemic   (23:11) December 16, 2020
If you donated money to a University in order to get sports tickets, it’s no longer legal to write off that gift on your taxes. UACPA members, Shalaun Howell and Marc Metcalf, join CEO Susan Speirs to discuss how charitable giving during the pandemic affects not only your taxes, but the organizations as well. And for […]
Are you carrying COVID-19 where ever you go?   (13:51) December 09, 2020
We’ve all learned to wash our hands and wipe down kitchen counter tops to keep coronavirus at bay, but what about our cars?  Zoriy Birenboym, the founder and CEO of e-AutoLease.com explains what we’re missing and why it’s so important. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she’s […]