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How to Avoid Five Major Money Mistakes

This week Ric explains how to avoid five major money mistakes and the truth about target date funds. Also in today’s show Ric shares how last year might have been the best in human history and shares about a new technology which may surpass the internet.

Investigation and Insight to the Border Crisis

Stephanie Trussell is joined by political commentator Kathy Barnette, border mom Marvina Case, congressional candidate Matt Quigley, investigative reporter Julie Roys, Lennie Jarrett of the Heartland Institute, Ted Dabrowski of Wirepoints, and Mark Weyermuller, man on the street.

Episode 32 – Destination Weddings

Sisters Colleen Kelly & Catie Keogh talk all things destination wedding including tips, trends, and tailoring with special guest, veteran, mom, and author of Honeymoon in Baghdad, Heidi Radkiewicz.

Colleen & Catie’s Weddings:

Colleen – Salzburg, Austria
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Accommodations: Schönbrunn Palace, Hotel Schloss Mönchstein
Food: Filet mignon
First Dance Song: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Honeymoon: Salzburg, Austria
Wedding Tip: For a destination wedding, hire a coordinator

Catie – The Palmer House – Chicago
Location: The Palmer House
Accommodations: The Palmer House
Food: Steak and chicken
First Dance Song: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Honeymoon: 3 days in San Francisco
Wedding Tip: Invest in a good photographer. Nobody remembers the favor you gave, or how many desserts were on the table. Your photos are memories you’ll have for your special day.

What’s in Your Suitcase?
Bliss Ball Bath Bombs from Life Elements – Starting at $14, these bath bombs are perfect for soothing away the stresses before your special day, or even relaxing on your honeymoon! They even offer anti-inflammatory benefits and are cruelty free and organic. https://lifeelements.com/products/bliss-ball-bath-bombs

What’s on your phone?
BACtrack Mobile Smartphone Breathalyzer – $99 on Amazon or $21.99 for a keychain version.
This is a police-grade quality breathalyzer connects with your smartphone to give you an accurate reading of your alcohol level before you drive.

How to Avoid Five Major Money Mistakes

This week Ric explains how to avoid five major money mistakes and the truth about target date funds. Also in today’s show Ric shares how last year might have been the best in human history and shares about a new technology which may surpass the internet.

Review of the 2019 Subaru Forester

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill welcome Chicago Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli to share some inside scoop on the new vehicle debuts coming to the Chicago Auto Show. Also in today’s show an extensive review the new 2019 Subaru Forester.

Achieve Your Financial Goals This Year

This week Ric explains why to be wary of pundits, prognosticators and their predictions. Also in today’s show Ric shares an easy way to boost retirement savings as well as contemplating the continuation of plan contribution.

Mayoral Candidate Robert Fioretti In Studio

Stephanie Trussell is joined by chief economist of the Illinois Policy Institute Orphe Divounguy, former Customs Officer and Federal Air Marshal Janie Melendez, financial planner Byron Harlan, 8th Ward Alderman candidate Linda Hudson, Mayoral Candidate Robert “Bob” Fioretti, and Mark Weyermuller, man on the street.

Episode 31 – Live Broadcast at Travel & Adventure Show

Attend Travel & Adventure Show Chicago / January 12 – 13, 2019 to explore destinations from all over the world and enter for your chance to win some amazing giveaways, like an MSC Cruise!

Go to https://travelshows.com/shows/chicago/ for more information.

Use the Promo Code TRIPSIS or go to the link below for $5 off admission! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-chicago-travel-adventure-show-tickets-50284486252?discount=TRIPSIS

Be sure to follow us on social at @TheTripSisters and if you’re visiting the Travel & Adventure Show, share your experiences with us using the hashtags #ChicagoTravelShow and #TripSistersRadio

Chicago Auto Show First Look for Charity

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill start talking Chicago Auto Show with First Look for Charity chairman, JC Phelan along with Social Media Director, Jennifer Morand about various contests and more. A full review of the Jeep Compass rounds out the show.

Mayoral Candidate Dr. Willie Wilson In Studio

Stephanie Trussell is joined by Director of Pro-Life Action League Eric Sheidler, border mom Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch DDS, mayoral candidate Dr. Willie Wilson, and Mark Weyermuller, man on the street.

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Family Vehicle of the Year

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill review the ultimate road trip hauler Ford Expedition, and discuss smaller scale cars with diecast collector Damon Bell and our own Jim OBrill.

Changing Your Investment Strategy May Be Painful

This week Ric talks about the number one financial worry for Americans over 55 as well as investigating the reasons behind why millions of Americans are waiting to retire. Also in today’s show Rich explains how to feel confidence in your investment portfolio.