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Live at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill are live from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show! Guests include CATA Chairman Tony Guido of Arlington Heights Ford and Kelley Enright of Fiat Chrysler America join us for a preview of what consumers can see at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

Live at the Chicago Auto Show

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill are live from the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with an in depth look at all of the best attractions from Auto Show Chairman Ray Scarpelli. Also in today’s show the trio talk to Curt McAllister from Toyota about the TRD PRO line-up, William Mattice from Nissan about the 2020 Rogue, and many more manufacturers join us for a preview of what consumers can see at this years Chicago Auto Show.

Is Your Advisor Providing Clear and Helpful Advice?

This week Ric highlights and provides gainful insight into the decision making process behind a pension versus a lump sum payout and who makes the most money in 401(k) plans. Also in today’s show Ric shares some delightful information on exciting innovations coming to a supermarket near you.

Is Your Advisor Providing Clear and Helpful Advice?

This week Ric highlights and provides gainful insight into the decision making process behind a pension versus a lump sum payout and who makes the most money in 401(k) plans. Also in today’s show Ric shares some delightful information on exciting innovations coming to a supermarket near you.

Winter Car Care Tips With Turtle Wax

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill welcome Mike Schultz from Turtle Wax to provide some much needed winter car care tips, review the BMW X4 and share some inside scoop on the new vehicle debuts coming to the Chicago Auto Show.

How Old Is Your Financial Advisor?

This week Ric explains how to properly plan for a retiring financial advisor and what Congress is doing to halt the Social Security crisis. Also in today’s show Ric shares some technology which could alter the fundamental fabric of financial services and diversifying investments into separate accounts.

Episode 33 – Money Saving Travel

Special Guest: Keith King
For money-saving travel tips, check out www.keithkingreport.com/

Colleen & Catie’s Picks for Money-Saving Travel

Colleen
Destination: Chicago, big cities are doable on a budget!
Accommodations: A place like Stay Alfred or AirBnB that allows you to rent a home or apartment are a great way to save money if you’re bringing a family.
Meal/Restaurant: If you do stay in a home or apartment, you’ll have a kitchen so you can cook your own meals. My family and I did this during a stay at Stay Alfred in Chicago.
Free/Low Cost Activity:
Museum Free Days
Parks, art shows, festivals
Beaches for swimming and relaxing
Money-saving tip: If you’re traveling to a big city, don’t stay right downtown. Stay in a hotel in a nearby suburb or neighborhood, where the cost may be lower.

Catie
Destination: The Grand Canyon, Arizona or Napa, California
Accommodations: Camping is a great way to save money and experience the Grand Canyon.
Meal/Restaurant: Bring your own lunch or make sandwiches along the way to save money.
If you’re going to Napa, you can also bring your own bottle of wine with you.
Free/Low Cost Activity: State or National Parks for hiking. Exploring the local towns and window shopping.
Money-saving tip: If you’re driving, bring your own snacks and water, so you’re not stopping and spending extra money along the way. You can even brew your own iced coffee and put it in individual bottles so you can enjoy that afternoon pick me up without the Starbucks price tag.

“What’s” with the “Trip Sisters”

What’s in Your Suitcase?
USB-C Travel Dock from OWC – Available for $28.98 on www.macsales.com
This travel dock that allows you to charge multiple devices at once with ports for USB 3.1 Gen 1 | SD Card | HDMI | Mac | PC. Also supports 4K display resolution – up to 4096 x 2160 at 30Hz and is fully compatible with all Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs & PCs.

What’s on your phone?
Swagbucks – Free, available on iOS or Android
Swagbucks is a free online rewards program where you can do simple things like take a survey, watch a video, or shop through their portal and earn cash or gift cards while doing so.

What’s the tip?
Tips for Traveling on a Budget (from MoneyUnder30.com)
1. Decide what you need—and what you can live without – Prioritize what you want on your vacation.
2. Join a travel rewards program – It’s free to sign up and if you’re new to the program, you may be able to earn tens of thousands in bonus points for opening up a travel rewards credit card.
Travel rewards programs aren’t limited to airlines—hotels have them, too. And you can earn points on a wide variety of purchases through the loyalty program’s partners.
3. Do your research to find the lowest airfare – WhichBudget is a good place to go next. You can search for cheap flights on hundreds of airlines in over 200 countries. Also try to limit your packing to a carry-on bag so you can avoid checked luggage fees. You can do laundry in the middle of your trip if you need to.
4. Find a free place to stay – Plan a trip to a friend’s city and ask to sleep on a couch or spare bed. Another option is CouchSurfing or MindMyHouse for house sitting options.
5. List your space with airbnb – Get extra travel money by renting out your home on AirBnB or a similar site while you’re gone.
6. Curb your dining expenses by cooking at home – Use your kitchen at an AirBnB to save money on eating out.
7. Be flexible with a last-minute deal – If you’re not picky about the timing or destination of your next trip, you can save money with last-minute deals on hotel rooms, vacation packages and airfare. (Hotel Tonight (hotels), Jetsetter (hotels and packages), Hipmunk (flights))

How Old Is Your Financial Advisor?

This week Ric explains how to properly plan for a retiring financial advisor and what Congress is doing to halt the Social Security crisis. Also in today’s show Ric shares some technology which could alter the fundamental fabric of financial services and diversifying investments into separate accounts.

Review of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

WLS News Anchor Jennifer Keiper, DriveChicago.com General Manager Mark Bilek and Chicago Auto Show Marketing Director Jim OBrill discuss a wrap-up of the Detroit Auto Show, update a review of the all-new Volkswagen Jetta and share some insight on the indoor tracks coming to the Chicago Auto Show.