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 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. 

Episodes

  • September 15, 2021

    What's your personal inflation rate?

    Saving for retirement is never easy.  But financial planner, John Smallwood, the President of Smallwood Wealth Management says you need to make sure you are saving at the correct inflation rate for you.

    John advises putting money away into savings FIRST; then pay the bills with what's leftover.  Not the other way around. 

    He also has a book to help you keep your money, "It's Your Wealth-Keep It: The Definitive Guide to Growing, Protecting, Enjoying, and Passing On Your Wealth."

    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.

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  • September 8, 2021

    How to make money on YouTube

    Many people turned to YouTube during the pandemic.  Some to keep themselves busy if they were out of work, others as a way to supplement their income.  Max Miller, the host of Tasting History, says he was lucky enough to be able to replace his entire salary.

    He explains what you need to get started, but also says, "Don't create a YouTube channel with the express belief you will make money."

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  • September 1, 2021

    How to buy a home in a seller's market

    Home buying is super competitive right now.  Lisa Grant, real estate broker, says buyers need to be prepared to give their best offer at the get-go.  And don't get too attached to any particular home.

    She also explains why you should take a handyman with you when walking through a potential new house.

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  • August 25, 2021

    Your guide to 401k and IRA rollovers

    If you have both a 401k and an IRA, you can only contribute a total of $25,500 per year -- between both accounts.  Adam Nugent, the Founder & CEO of Foresight Wealth, explains why.  And Susan Speirs, the CEO of UACPA goes over some tax issues if you transfer money between the two retirement funds.

    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.

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  • August 18, 2021

    Are you offensive or defensive with your income?

    CEO and co-founder of Madison Investing, Spencer Hilligoss, says it may be time to change how you think about bringing in income.  

    First you need to discover what is most important to you -- promotions with a big salary to pay for your every need or a balance between work and a personal life.

    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.

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  • August 11, 2021

    How to recover from selling your retirement fund

    More than a third of Americans panic sold a portion of their retirement fund during the pandemic.  Dr. Francesca Ortegren, data scientist with Clever Real Estate discusses how to get a majority of your nest egg back.

    She and host, Heather Kelly also talk about the behavior of panic selling.  It stems from the same place as hoarding -- FEAR.

    To see all the research go to the original article at Clever.

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  • August 4, 2021

    Is your lack of income tied to lack of passion for your job?

    Do you love your job, but not your manager?  That's the number one reason, Colin Wilford, a career planning expert and counselor at Wilford Scholes, says people leave their place of work.

    However, working in an industry you don't have passion for simply to get a higher paycheck is another big reason people aren't happy in their career.

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  • July 28, 2021

    Setting financial goals for your future

    The biggest problem people have with their finances is wanting everything "right now!"  That's from Tad Tuttle, a CPA and partner at Hinton BurdickChad Lambert, manager at Hinton Burdick, and the CEO of the Utah Association of CPA's, Susan Speirs discuss how to figure out what your financial goals should be and how to get there. 

    They also discuss with host Heather Kelly, what the pros and cons of taking out a Reverse Mortgage are.

    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.

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  • July 21, 2021

    Bank on yourself

    You can become your own source of financing and at the same time create a tax-free income tool in retirement.  Mark Willis, owner of Lake Growth Financial Services says it comes down to T.G.I.F. -- Tax Adavantage Guranteed, Insurance, Financing.

    Mark explains how we lose out on compound interest everytime we buy something.  Find out what Mark says is the solution to keeping money in your wallet and not handing it over to banks.

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  • July 14, 2021

    5-steps to building wealth

    The first step to becoming debt free is to know where you are financially.  Rachel Podnos O'Leary, the author of 21st Century Wealth, says you need to take a hard look at how much money is actually coming into your life and how much is going out.

    Do you prefer the Snowball or Avalanche method to paying off bills?  Find out the difference as Rachel and host, Heather Kelly explain why they prefer their chosen method.

    Protecting your wealth is just as important to getting out of debt.  Find out how Personal Liability Umbrella Insurance could be the key.

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  • July 7, 2021

    Are HOA dues worth the cost?

    If you live in a Home Owners Association community, you are paying dues.  Jason Hearst, host of The HOA Show, explains why they are necessary.  He also talks about property management companies and their role in HOA's.

    Jason and host, Heather Kelly, also discuss why living in a community which has a reserve fund is a must.

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  • June 30, 2021

    Save early and often for a 529 plan

    You can save over time for school expenses, much like saving for retirement.  Troy Runnells, Senior director for strategy and business development with My529, explains how they work.  More importantly, he tells how to cash in your savings when its time to pay for school.

    Susan Speirs, CEO of Utah Association of CPA's also joins the conversation to discuss the tax implications of the fund.  

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  • June 23, 2021

    THC vs CBD: Understanding the differences and their cost

    CBD is the latest fad.  You can find it in everything from gummie bears to face lotion.  Jennifer Beck, cofounder of Jihi, says not all CBD products are the same; and going cheap could be bad.

    Jennifer also explains to host, Heather Kelly, you can only get high from marijuana (THC) one way.  Find out what's involved in opening a marijuana dispensary.

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  • June 16, 2021

    Should you quit your job or go back to the office?

    Do you feel you have to make a choice between going back to the office or quitting your job?  Anders Melin, wealth reporter for Bloomberg, says it is happening across the country.

    Find out why employers want to 'get back to how things were before' and why employees want more flexibility.

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  • June 9, 2021

    How to quickly spot a scam

    Can you spot a scam within 30-seconds?  Host Heather Kelly gives tips on how to notice email and snail mail scams.  

    She'll also tell you the number one thing to NEVER do when you open emails.

    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.

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  • June 2, 2021

    Never pay JUST your minimum balance

    Do you know the difference between credit counseling and debt consoladaion?  One will get you back on your feet, the other could result in being taken to court.  

    Gerri Detweiler, the education director for Nav, explains the best practices for getting out of debt or not running into problems to start with.

    1. If you can eat it, drink it or wear it -- don't charge it
    2. Never pay just the minimum balance

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  • May 26, 2021

    NOW is the time to prepare for next year's tax season

    Tax codes are in continual flux right now.  That's from Ashley Christenson the Tax Manager for Tanner, LLC.  She and Susan Speirs, CEO of UACPA, say you need to start preparing now in order to file your taxes next year.

    The Federal Government won't make you pay taxes on a PPP loan you may have received.  However, several states will want its share of income tax from it.  If you collected unemployment during 2020 or 2021, you may also owe taxes on that as well.

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  • May 19, 2021

    Heirarchy of Investments: Do you have the best ROI?

    A Family Bank could be a better return on investment than a conventional one.  Don't know what a 'family bank' is?  Chris Odegard, The Prolific Investor, explains.

    Chris also turns conventional investing on its ear by creating "The Prolific Investors Heirarchy of Investments".  Traditional investments, like 401k's, are in the shadow of the pyramid.  While he puts private lending, rental properties and cryptocurrency on the heirarchy.

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  • May 12, 2021

    Expense Ratios: you're paying this fee

    Do you have a 401k, a mutual fund, or IRA?  You're paying an expense ratio, whether you know it or not.  Clayton Johnson, certified financial planner with Squire Wealth Advisors, explains what these fees are.

    He also discusses management fees if you are using a financial advisor, and says, for the most part, you should not be paying more than 1.5% of your investment in fees.  Here's where to find many expense ratio fees.

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  • May 5, 2021

    How to get out of debt, faster

    Thirty-eight percent of all Americans increased their debt load by more than $3000 during the pandemic.  While the top 1% increased their wealth an average of $15,000,000.00.  

    Dr. Francesca Ortegren, data scientist with Clever, has some tips to climb out of debt faster -- even during the pandemic.

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  • April 28, 2021

    Are diners, drive-ins & dives a thing of the past?

    Eating habits changed during the pandemic and food prices are rising.  David Page, the Food Network producer of Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives says minimizing waste is the key to saving money.

    Page also has a new book called "Food Americana" where he explains how many of our favorite dishes evolved and from where they came.

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  • April 21, 2021

    PPP 2: An Employee Retention Credit (ERC) could be a bigger benefit

    Time is running out to get money from the Payroll Protection ProgramBruce Gulso, Partner at WSRP, Carl Steffan a Director of WSRP, and Perry Christensen, Manager of Client Accounting Services at WSRP say the Small Business Administration is quickly running out of funds to give employers.

    However, a much overlooked program from the Cares Act, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), could net you much more money than the PPP.  And the SBA is rolling out a Restaurant Revitalization Program soon.

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  • April 14, 2021

    The difference between eggs and their effect on your wallet

    Why should you care about cage free eggs, especially if they are more expensive than standard eggs?  Josh Balk, VP of farm animal protections from the Humane Society of the United States explains what all those labels mean on egg cartons.

    Find out why eggs look and taste better when they don't come from hens who live in a cage their entire lives.  Host Heather Kelly says they are worth the extra cost. 

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  • April 7, 2021

    Can you make money selling your collectables?

    Find out why collecting dolls is better than taking pills to relieve stress according to Disney expert, Joel Magee.  The toy appraiser from History Channel's Pawn Stars joins host Heather Kelly to discuss toys.

    HINT:  If you have childhood Harry Potter memorabilia, make sure to hang on to it until you're about 45-years of age to get the best price if you sell it.

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  • March 31, 2021

    Money is a tool - make it fun!

    Nobody likes a budget, so change your mindset.  Melissa Myers, co-founder of Kar-Mel Financial Planners, says you can empower yourself by spending your money in thoughtful ways.  

    You need to make sure you align your money with your values to get the best results.  And find out why the 'financial rules of thumb' don't apply to you, in her latest book.

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  • March 24, 2021

    Payroll Protection Program loans are still available under PPP1

    The government extended benefits, and added funds, to the first Payroll Protection Program rolled out in Spring of 2020.  Susan Speirs, CEO of UACPA and Greg Hyde, partner at Squire have details.

    They also discuss with host, Heather Kelly, what makes this loan forgiveable under federal rules and if you have to pay state taxes on the funds.

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  • March 17, 2021

    Emotional Support vs Service Animals and their costs

    The Department of Transportation changed the rules for allowing emotional support animals in the cabins of aircraft.  Robert Span, attorney at Steinbrecher & Span, explains the difference.

    HACK:  Emotional support animals are NOT trained to do anything -- Service animals are.

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  • March 12, 2021

    BONUS: We The People need to BE the people

    Politics have failed in America.  In Part 2 of the conversation with Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor for Deseret News, joins host Heather Kelly in understanding how "We The People" are responsible for our own futures.  

    Boyd says community and culture always lead the way, politicians simply follow.

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  • March 10, 2021

    Collusion, not conflict, is keeping you poor

    Americans are paying $1,400,000 in interest every second against the national debt. Boyd Matheson, Deseret News Opinion Editor & Host of KSL Newsradio's Inside Sources, explains how your pocket book is affected by the discourse in Washington DC.  

    And did you know while politicians argue over Stimulus packages and the minimum wage, six out of the ten wealthiest counties in the United States are suburbs of Washington DC? 

    At the time this episode was recorded, the Senate had not voted on the 3rd Stimulus package

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  • March 3, 2021

    How Outsider Trading nearly flipped Wall Street on its head

    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.

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  • February 24, 2021

    How the pandemic affects your tax return

    Filing your taxes may be different this year due to a little thing called "The Pandemic" and The CARES ActSusan 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 government.  Do you owe taxes?

    And what if you didn't receive your impact statements?  Many people got a debit card in the mail from Metabank -- it actually had $600 on it per person in your household.  

    **Metabank Customer Service 1 800 240-8100** 

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  • February 17, 2021

    Don't guess, just test -- for radon gas

    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 process of getting rid of the potentially cancerous causing gas and how much it costs.

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  • February 10, 2021

    The cost of emigrating to Canada

    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 professionals charge. 

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  • February 3, 2021

    2 Important ways to prevent snowballing debt

    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!

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  • January 31, 2021

    SUNDANCE: Hive - a woman's struggle for financial independence

    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.

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  • January 31, 2021

    SUNDANCE: When We Were Bullies

    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 thought it was going when it started, including Jay.

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  • January 30, 2021

    SUNDANCE: Playing with Sharks - more cost effective than hunting them

    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 worst decision of her life. And Dalton explains why hunting sharks to near extinction is damaging to the rest of the fishing industry.

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  • January 30, 2021

    SUNDANCE: Rebel Hearts - the cost of following your conscience

    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 and Lenore Navarro Dowling also join host Heather Kelly to discuss the money, or lack of it, in the order and the community they continue to serve.

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  • January 27, 2021

    You may need a CPA to deal with pandemic taxes

    *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 need to hire a professional.

    Hear more about the triggers which could signal it's to your advantage to hire a certified public accountant.

    You can follow this show on Twitter and on Facebook.  And to see what Heather does when she's not talking money, go to her personal Twitter page.

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  • January 20, 2021

    SUNDANCE: Small business owners rely on festivals for their lifeline

    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 see how Sundance performs under 'the new normal.'  And if the festivals will ever be the same again -- even after the vaccine.

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  • January 13, 2021

    Now's the time to teach your kids good financial habits

    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 giving your kids a debit or credit card, Murset says this app is a great learning tool without risk of going into debt.

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  • January 6, 2021

    Should you buy into Bitcoin?

    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.

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  • December 30, 2020

    Wall Street doesn't need people to be employed

    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.

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  • December 23, 2020

    Is your salary affected by workplace bullying?

    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, it's a people problem.  And he wants to add more transparency in the workplace to report bullying issues.

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  • December 16, 2020

    Charitable giving is different during a pandemic

    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 2020 ONLY,  you can deduct up to 100% of your adjusted gross income in charitable gifts on your tax return -- it used to be 60%.

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  • December 9, 2020

    Are you carrying COVID-19 where ever you go?

    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.

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  • December 2, 2020

    Are you handling your AI devices like your finances?

    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 tells host Heather Kelly which account is the jackpot for hackers, and how you can protect it.

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  • November 25, 2020

    Are you sabotaging your relationship with money?

    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 effective changes.  And using a 'Five Minute Journal' each day can show you how.  And find out why she wants to re-write the Cinderella story.

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  • November 18, 2020

    Will Team Teaching stretch your educational tax dollars?

    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 best instructors for our children.

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  • November 11, 2020

    WARNING! Your adult kids may be moving back home

    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 before they moving back home.  And find out when parents need to say 'NO' to letting the kids back in the house.

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  • November 4, 2020

    Black Friday during a pandemic

    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 the year.  

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  • October 31, 2020

    BONUS Episode: Apple Records and life after The Beatles

    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 on Tour, and says "no one ever asked me about the money aspect of the band."

    An article with KSL Newsradio about part one of our discussion can be viewed here.

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  • October 28, 2020

    What The Beatles can teach you about finances

    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 nearly 60-years and wrote the book 'The Beatles and Me on Tour,' he says "no one ever asked me about the money aspect." Davis tells never before-heard stories when it comes to what The Beatles knew about merchandising, record deals and how much cash they carried with them in this episode. 

    An article with KSL Newsradio about this subject can be viewed here.

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  • October 21, 2020

    3 Ways to Master Internet Costs

    Is slow internet speeds while working from home driving you nuts?  Staff writer, Rebecca Armstrong from HighSpeedInternet.com 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?

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  • October 14, 2020

    Do you have a managed fertility plan at your work?

    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.

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  • October 7, 2020

    Is virtual maternity care the way forward?

    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 phone may save thousands of lives, and you're pocket-book.

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  • September 30, 2020

    Keep your credit score safe while out of work

    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.

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  • September 23, 2020

    Are you financially prepared for the holidays?

    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 taxes.  And have you thought about those holiday gatherings?

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  • September 16, 2020

    How much money makes you happy during a pandemic?

    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?

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  • September 9, 2020

    Taking wooden money is legal in this town

    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 need during the pandemic.

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  • September 2, 2020

    Are home buyers getting a true deal with record low interest rates?

    *** 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 over a surprise announcement from Freddie Mac which is adding interest to new loans.

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  • August 26, 2020

    The PPP wants under-served small business owners to apply

    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 to:  sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources for more information.

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  • August 19, 2020

    Imagine no penalty for early withdrawal of your retirement fund

    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 this exception will expire.

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  • August 12, 2020

    Top 3 Back-to-School items parents need during pandemic learning

    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 classroom?  Host Heather Kelly asks the questions you want answers to.

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  • August 5, 2020

    Warning! Is the current bail system affecting justice?

    Were you recently arrested and had to post bail?  Jeff Clayton, the Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition explains what happens to your money.  And why is reform so desperately needed to the system?

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  • July 29, 2020

    Why unconscious bias keeps people in lower economic spheres

    Find out why Marco Barker, the Vice-Chancellor for diversity and inclusion at University of Nebraska, says our entire society delivers intrinsically racist messages.  And how "Gate Keepers" prevent people of color from rising higher in our economy.

    Is there diversity in your workplace?  Does the phrase 'Black Lives Matter' make you uncomfortable?  Find out why saying 'All Lives Matter' disregards the crisis happening across our country. Unconscious Bias – Facing the Realities of Racism

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  • July 22, 2020

    Is learning new skills the KEY to financial security?

    If you are struggling during the pandemic recession, now may be the time to learn a new skill.  Author, Brian Ursu, says all hands on deck are required to restart the economy.  And,  that may include re-inventing yourself.

    Learn more of Brian's financial theories, including teaching your children these life skills in his book "What Now: A Practical Guide to Figuring out Your Financial Future."

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  • July 15, 2020

    There's now an EZ form for the Paycheck Protection Program

    Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business owners. If you haven't applied for this forgivable loan to help pay your employees, now's the time to do it.

    For those companies which received your paycheck loans, it's now time to fill out all the paperwork.  CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs, walks through what you need to know to get your loan papers in order.  And what will happen if you didn't spend the money the way you were supposed to.

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  • July 8, 2020

    Insurance companies decide healthcare costs, not doctors

    Insurance companies decide the price doctors should charge their patients.  So, what's affordable health care to one person isn't for another. 

    Host Heather Kelly is joined by Democrat Dr. Kathie Allen, and by Dr. Brian Shiozawa, a Republican and former Utah State Senator.  Heather what they think 'affordable.'

    ***This episode first aired before Senator John McCain passed away***

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  • July 1, 2020

    Why do YOU want to make money?

    Host Heather Kelly discusses Self Esteem vs Self Worth with money mindset expert, Gull Khan. Gull says knowing why you want to be a millionaire is the first step to attracting wealth.

    Did you know there are only 2-ways to make money? And there are 4-types of money -- you definitely don't want the toxic kind.

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  • June 24, 2020

    Your step-by-step guide to saving $1000

    Living paycheck-to-paycheck makes it very hard to put away $1000 for an emergency fund.  But, The Penny Hoarder editor, Justin Culper, has a month by month plan to do just that.

    Get free money just for opening a savings account, let your smart phone make cash for you, and do some secret shopping are just a few ways you can reach your goal in around 12-months.

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  • June 17, 2020

    Have you had the M talk with your significant other?

    Are you about to get married?  Do you know if your partner thinks about MONEY the same way you do? CPA Jennifer Greco of Cooper Williams says you better have the talk before you walk down the aisle.

    Then Jennifer and host Heather Kelly discuss how to file your taxes after marriage. Do you know when 'Married but Filing Separately" is better than "Married Filing Jointly?"

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  • June 10, 2020

    Move money away from the rich to save our economy

    Economist, Dr. Larry Marsh, says the tools The Federal Reserve was given when it was created, no longer work.  He says moving money away from Wall Street and directly to everyday people -Main Street- will get our economic system back on track.

    Find out why Professor Marsh believes creating "My America Personal Accounts" will shift the balance of wealth.  And, what it will take to turn his ideas into reality.

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  • June 3, 2020

    Which do you need, Financial Planner or a CPA?

    Host Heather Kelly discusses the differences between a Certified Public Accountant and a Financial Advisor. CPA Amanda Barrett-Brough with Squire and Company says depending on your circumstances, you may need both.

    And Amanda talks about the Paycheck Protection Program. Some business owners who qualified for a PPP loan are afraid to use it. 

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  • May 27, 2020

    Now may be the best time to start your own business

    Whether you're out of a job or have a dream to pursue, this may be the best time to learn how to be an entrepreneur. Financial Fitness Trainer, Tracey Bissett, with Bissett Financial goes over the steps you need to do before going into business for yourself.

    Then, Tracey explains how much time it could take before you start making a profit.  And, she has a gift for those who check out her website. Listen to find out how to receive this free tool.

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  • May 20, 2020

    How you can live through financial disasters

    The world is living through the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression of the 1930's. CPA Jennifer Greco of Cooper Williams has tips to prepare you for future financial disasters. HINT: They won't all be about pandemics.

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  • May 13, 2020

    How to save money when you don't have any

    How do you get started building your $1000 emergency fund when you feel like you don't have any money to save? Host Heather Kelly discusses a way that helped her and says there are several apps for that.

    STASH

    Mvelopes

    YNAB

    Simple

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  • May 6, 2020

    This is why more money won't make you happy

    Why don't zebras get ulcers?  That question is answered by Dr. Catherine Sanderson, professor at Amherst College.  Part of it is linked to how we view happiness.  How much money above meeting our basic needs really will bring added joy to your life?

    Dr. Sanderson gives the two best tips people should follow to let their income bring the most satisfaction to their lives.  And she talks about making "The Positive Shift" in all areas of life.

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  • April 29, 2020

    Will working from home become the new normal?

    Whether you are working from home or not, now that most companies know it works, this could be your future. Researcher and author, Dr. Tracey Wilen, gives tips on how we can stay connected, in fun ways, with our co-workers.

    And, the San Francisco Woman of the Year, discusses with host Heather Kelly why you may want to look at changing careers. Because while the workplace may return mostly to normal, many social events we take for granted probably won't. 

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  • April 22, 2020

    Do I qualify for the Economic Impact Payment?

    Many taxpayers around the United States are receiving $1200 courtesy of the Cares Act Package.  But, not everyone qualifies. CEO of Utah Association of CPA's, Susan Speirs explains what the requirements are and when the payment starts dropping below $1200.

    If you haven't received your check, go to the website below to see if you can find out why: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

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  • April 15, 2020

    Keeping people afloat with The Payroll Protection Package, Part 2

    UPDATE:  04/21/2020, Congress added more than 200-billion dollars to the PPP fund:

    Part 2 of the Payroll Protection Package.  It's a portion of the CARES Act passed by congress to help Small Businesses pay their workers even if they're 'out of business' due to coronavirus restrictions.

    The CEO of Utah Association of CPA's, Susan Speirs, explains how much federal money a company can receive.  And how employees can help.  

     sba.gov

    utahscreditunions.org

    utah.bank

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  • April 10, 2020

    The Payroll Protection Package could keep many people afloat, Part 1

    Help is available for Small Business Owners.  The Payroll Protection Package can pay employees their wages, including their retirement funds, and help owners pay their rent or mortgage.  But, there are some restrictions.

    Susan Speirs, CEO of Utah Association of CPA's breaks down what the money will cover and how to apply in Part 1 of the PPP program.  And here are websites small business owners can use to apply for a forgivable loan.

     sba.gov

    utahscreditunions.org

    utah.bank

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  • April 8, 2020

    Questions you should ask before buying a bulk membership

    With so many people out of work and wiping out supplies at bulk stores, does having a Costco or Sam's Club membership really give you the most for your money?  Andy Farnsworth, host of Fan Effect, sits down with host Heather Kelly for this discussion:  Bulk vs Grocery Stores.

    Andy feeds a family of 8 and Heather is only shopping for herself.  What items does Andy say he will never buy in bulk?  And how does he stop himself from tossing things into the grocery cart his family doesn't really need?

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  • April 1, 2020

    Is day trading while you're out of work, worth it to you?

    The founder of  'iTradeandTravel.com' says education is key if you want to become a day trader.  Teri Ijeoma says lesson number 1 - Don't invest in Penny stocks.

    Teri says this is the best time in history to learn about day trading, but make sure you have at least $2000 in savings before you start.

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  • March 25, 2020

    Stay safe financially during the coronavirus pandemic

    The stock market is NOT the same as the economy.  That's from WalletHub analyst, Jill Gonzales.  Find out what you can do if you're currently struggling to pay credit cards, your mortgage or rent.

    And, if you do have any extra income right now, do you know where it should be going?

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  • March 18, 2020

    Should I get out of the stock market, NOW?!

    Now is not the time to panic. That is from Shane Stewart, certified financial planner of DMBA. He explains why now is the time to buy, not sell.

    Even if you are due to retire soon, or already retired, your portfolio is still better now, even after a 30-percent sell off, than it was just before the Great Recession occurred. Get real numbers in this episode.

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  • March 11, 2020

    10 Tax Tips #10: Deductions for education are gone

    Are you trying to pay for your children's education? Do you want to take some classes. UACPA member Erik Hatch of Cook Martin Poulson says you might be able to use the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit. But, you can't deduct school expenses anymore.

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  • March 11, 2020

    10 Tax Tips #9: You can no longer write off your kids

    The new tax law from President Trump doesn't allow you to deduct your kids. But, you do get credits. UACPA member Erin Koller of BDO explains how this affects your tax returns.

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  • March 8, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: E-filing is great, for both you and scammers

    The IRS processes electronic returns faster than paper returns, so you can expect to get your refund three to six weeks earlier.  UACPA member, Jill Corrigan of Squire Wealth Management, breaks down what you need to do to make sure scammers don't beat you to your money.

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  • March 7, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: The Health Care mandate is gone

    Good News:  If you didn't have insurance in 2019, you won't have to pay a tax penalty.  Bad News:  Depending on how much your medical bills were, you may not be able to write them off your tax return.  Get all the details from UACPA member Derek Weil of WSRP.

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  • March 4, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: How Retirement Funds affect your tax return

    IRA, 401k, Roth IRA -- They all affect your tax return, but in different ways.  UACPA member Heather Allen from Tanner LLC explains the difference between pre and post tax contributions.  And why it's important to start saving early.

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  • February 29, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: Reductions in your Deductions

    Gone are the days when you can write off your work expenses. But, UACPA member Bryce Rother, of Haynie & Company says there are other things we can do reduce our tax burden of what we may owe or increase our refund.

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  • February 29, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: Standard Deductions, they've changed

    The amount of your standard deduction has increaed. UACPA member Erik Hatch of Cook Martin Poulson P.C. explains what this means to your tax return.

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  • February 26, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: My ID's been stolen, now what?

    With so many data breaches, the chances of your Social Security Number being used to file fake tax returns is increasing.  But, UACPA member Brad Wyatt of BKD CPAs & Advisors says there's a lot you can do to protect yourself.

    Number 1 -- Don't help out that Prince of Nigeria who keeps calling or emailing you.  Number 2 -- Get a PIN from the IRS so no one else can file a tax return under your name.

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  • February 26, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: Why hire a CPA when you can do it online yourself?

    Do you know all the ins and outs of the new tax law?  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 need to hire a professional.

    Hear more about the triggers which could signal it's to your advantage to hire a certified public accountant.

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  • February 19, 2020

    10 Tax Tips: Tax Reform - "Don't use our children as pawns"

    The state of Utah passed a tax reform bill and within 3-weeks it was dead after a public referendum overturned the legislation. Two big issues were an increase in the sales tax on food and education taxes.

    The CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs, was on Capitol HIll and attended almost all the town hall meetings before the bill was passed in a special legislative session. Find out why she says 'the writing was on the wall' for this law to be overturned by the people.

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  • February 19, 2020

    Guest Hosts Amanda Dickson & Tim Hughes Preview tax issues

    The hosts of KSL Newsradio's Utah's Morning News, Amanda Dickson and Tim Hughes sit down with the CEO of UACPA, Susan Speirs to discuss tax season.

    Why you might need a certified public accountant, deductions, and how tax reform could affect you.  These are all the subjects host Heather Kelly will cover in depth in the 10 Tax Tip Series.

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  • February 12, 2020

    Oscar Winner Peter Farrelly - we will all become disabled

    Mainstream Hollywood didn't think the mentally-challenged character in "Something About Mary" would sell tickets.  Find out what Peter Farrelly told some producers in this episode.

    Oscar winner for best picture "Green Book" Farrelly tells host Heather Kelly why it's so important to him to have disabled people in his films. 

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  • February 5, 2020

    3 Things to Buy in Febrary, and what to skip

    February is the home of Valentine's Day.  One of the biggest retail sales day of the year.  But, there are few items you need to wait to purchase.  And one of them may have Valentine's Day suitors upset.

    Hear the best items to buy and the ones you should skip with host Heather Kelly in this episode.

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  • January 29, 2020

    SUNDANCE: Chipotle is revolutionizing employee benefits

    The Chief People Officer, Marissa Andrada, of Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle says companies need to invest in people.  And that includes everyone from the janitor to the CEO. 

    Marissa helped roll out full-tuition reimbursement for employees and mental health access to Chipotle's workers, including all family members. Because "doing it alone can be daunting. You need a good support system around you."

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