103 episodes

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. 

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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. 

    These red flags can alert you to gift card scams

    These red flags can alert you to gift card scams

    More than 25% of Americans have given or received a gift card which had no value.  Kathy Stokes, director of fraud prevention with AARP, says gift cards are big business for scammers.

    Learn how to spot a scam on the AARP Fraud Watch Network.  And see a list of the most common scams on the AARP Fraud Prevention website.

    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.

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

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

    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.]

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

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

    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.

    • 27 min
    Has YOUR financial happiness improved during the pandemic?

    Has YOUR financial happiness improved during the pandemic?

    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.

    • 25 min
    Taxes filed, now what?

    Taxes filed, now what?

    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.

    • 23 min
    How to prepare for rising interest rates and inflation

    How to prepare for rising interest rates and inflation

    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.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

John Wayne Fan Boy ,

Wall Street News Junkey

Focus and consistency on the core topic of making sense of money makes this a compelling podcast with host Heather Kelly. The host knows her topics, and presents interesting and informed guests. Love it!!!

NotYourAvgFinancialPod ,

​5 Stars!


Making Money Sense and the host Heather will bring fresh content every episode. I have been impressed with her insights, delving into topics like finance, retirement and more in a straightforward way. You'll get hooked after just one episode! Check it out and subscribe! - Mark Willis

Phil Wime :) ,

Great to learn more about finances!

This show is great to learn more about investing, budgeting and finances in general! Really interesting - keep up the good work!

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