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. 
Are you sabotaging your relationship with money?   (30:05) November 25, 2020
Holding every penny you own in a tight squeeze could be having the opposite affect you want.  Money Therapist, Jennifer Love, says people need to start asking some hard questions about themselves before wealth will come to them. Love says starting with gratefulness is a great way to make some simple, but effectvive changes.  And […]
Are you handling your AI devices like your finances?   (28:42) November 24, 2020
Did you just buy a smart TV during the Black Friday sales?  Chris Wilis, Chief of Design for Domo says it could be spying on you.  Find out what you can do to prevent your personal information from being sent to marketers. And discover how hackers can use your AI devices against you.  Chris also […]
Is bullying in your workplace affecting your salary?   (27:36) November 23, 2020
Ariel Weindling & LeBaron Meyers of #NotMe  
Will Team Teaching stretch your educational tax dollars?   (25:54) November 18, 2020
Where are your educational tax dollars going?  Brandon Wright, editorial director for Thomas B. Fordham Institute, says ‘team teaching’ is the way forward and will save money. He says the book “Getting the Most Bang for the Educational Book” explains how getting rid of the ‘one-teacher, one-classroom’ model can provide $6,000,000.00 more to hire the […]
WARNING! Your adult kids may be moving back home   (26:53) November 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is causing more adults than ever before to move back home with mom and dad.  Founder of Decker Retirement Planning, Brian Decker, says 27-Million millenials are returning to the nest because they either lost their job or have reduced hours. Brian gives 3-tips for parents and 3-tips for adult children to know […]
Black Friday during a pandemic   (26:18) November 04, 2020
Shopping in large crowds and coronavirus don’t mix.  Holiday Shopper extraordinaire, Holly Barraclough-Harper, explains where to look for deals this year if you aren’t doing the traditional Black Friday shopping rush.   She also discusses with host Heather Kelly a big change this year on when stores will actually open for the largest shopping day of […]
BONUS Episode: Apple Records and life after The Beatles   (33:56) October 31, 2020
My conversation with journalist and author, Ivor Davis, who traveled with The Beatles during their first tour of the United States in 1964, continues. Davis provides insight into the group’s journey from making 1-Cent per album to big finanacial changes after their manager, Brian Epstein died. Davis is the author of The Beatles and Me […]
What The Beatles can teach you about finances   (28:37) October 28, 2020
The members of The Beatles, and their heirs, are multi-millionaires. But it wasn’t always so. Journalist and author, Ivor Davis, was the only member of the British media to travel with the group during their first tour of the United States in 1964.   While Davis has been speaking about his adventures with the Beatles for […]
Now’s the time to teach your kids good financial habits   (24:56) October 25, 2020
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 […]
3 Ways to Master Internet Costs   (20:29) October 21, 2020
Is slow internet speeds while working from home driving you nuts?  Staff writer, Rebecca Armstrong from has advice on how to fix it. Also, how do you know if really your internet or your wi-fi that’s causing the problem?  And what’s the difference between the two? You can follow this show on Instagram and […]
Do you have a managed fertility plan at your work?   (23:20) October 14, 2020
What’s the difference between managed and unmanaged fertility plans?  Peter Nieves the Chief Commercial Officer with WINFertility, explains the difference and why you should care — even you’re not planning to have children. Nieves says having more people on insurance plans, even specialied ones, brings down the costs for employees and companies, alike. You can follow […]
Is virtual maternity care the way forward?   (26:06) October 07, 2020
Seeing your doctor, face-to-face, is increasingly difficult — especially if you’re pregnant.  But, the president and co-founder of Babyscripts, Juan Pablo Segura, says virtual maternity care not only frees up a doctor’s schedule, it’s also less expensive. Find out how having your blood pressure monitored from home as well as occassional face-time appointments via smart […]
Keep your credit score safe while out of work   (13:34) September 30, 2020
Are you late paying bills or not paying at all?  Jill Gonzales, a contributor with WalletHub, says that’s the worst thing to do for your credit scores.  Find out what you can do to protect yourself while unemployed. You can follow this show on Instagram and on Facebook. And to see what Heather does when she’s not talking […]
Are you financially prepared for the holidays?   (24:43) September 23, 2020
Many people plan all year long for Christmas.  But for those who don’t, Ariane Gibson, VP Financial Services for Utah Housing Corporation as advice on how you can budget; even if you’re just starting now. And Susan Speirs, the CEO of Utah Association of CPA’s explains what you can and cannot write off on your […]
How much money makes you happy during a pandemic?   (20:26) September 16, 2020
Host Heather Kelly is joined by her colleague Dan Spindle of KSL-5 TV to discuss happiness and income. Did your baseline for being comfortable change since the pandemic hit?  And why do people in Britain only require half as much money as the rest of the Western world to feel good? You can follow this […]
Taking wooden money is legal in this town   (20:56) September 09, 2020
A Washington State city makes its own currency from a printing press found in a museum.  Tenino Mayor Wayne Fournier says the town has a history of using wooden money going back to the Great Depression. And now, the currency — which Fournier describes as not quite ILLEGAL — is back to help residents in […]
Are home buyers getting a true deal with record low interest rates?   (27:08) September 02, 2020
*** The Adverse Market Fee discussed in this episode will not take affect until December 1, 2020. *** Interest rates are at record lows.  But with so few homes on the market, many buyers are getting into bidding wars — driving up home prices.  Cari Kimball Meabon, Senior Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage also goes […]
The PPP wants under-served small business owners to apply   (13:58) August 26, 2020
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Jovita Carranza, is visiting several states across the country.  She says there’s still $130 Billion available in the Payroll Protection Program. Carranza says President Donald Trump wants small businesses which missed out in the first round of PPP loans to apply, — like minority-owned and sole-proprietors.  Go […]
Imagine no penalty for early withdrawal of your retirement fund   (12:28) August 19, 2020
Part of the CARES Act passed by Congress includes a no penalty clause if you withdraw money early from your 401k or IRA.  But, only if it’s because you are affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The CEO of Utah Association of CPA’s, Susan Spiers explains what reasons you can withdraw before 59-years of age, and when […]
Top 3 Back-to-School items parents need during pandemic learning   (22:47) August 12, 2020
Will your child be learning on-line from home this year?  Jennifer Throndsen, the Director of Teach & Learning at Utah State Board of Education explains what you need to do to make sure your child thrives during coronavirus restrictions. And where do all those school fees go if your child isn’t actually going into a […]