By Laura Taylor

FIRST GUEST: Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

With just ten simple rules, you and your money will be on the way to a fantastic financial future. Harold explains a few of these rules, including how to properly invest for retirement, how to find a good financial advisor, how to choose a life insurance policy, how to pay off credit card debt, and how to know if you should get that warranty or not for your new phone or computer.

The book includes the actual index card with Harold’s ten easy-to-follow rules, and you can pick up a copy on Amazon.

SECOND GUEST: Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby, licensed marriage and family therapist and author of Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to an Ex Love

For those who have recently gone through a breakup, all of life’s little tasks seem drastically more difficult. Sometimes it’s difficult just getting out of bed in the morning after splitting with a significant other.

Dr. Lisa explains why it’s so hard to get over an ex: love is addictive! People can actually feel symptoms of withdrawal after being dumped or breaking it off with a significant other.

No, you’re not going crazy. You may just be an exaholic.

The recovery process might not be easy, but it’s not impossible. Dr. Lisa walks us through the healthy way of moving on after a relationship runs its course.

Learn more at

THIRD GUEST: Dr. Robyn Barbiers, President of the Anti-Cruelty Society

I’m not a mom per se, but I do have fur babies in my life! Here’s a great event for all the other fur baby moms out there. The Anti-Cruelty Society’s annual Bark in the Park is back, and in a brand new location this year: Soldier Field!

Get a team together, bring your dog, or just come by yourself for their annual 5k run/walk on Saturday, May 21st at 9:00 am. Pre-register now at, or register the day of at 7:00 am at Soldier Field.

Proceeds benefit the animals at the Society, which has been providing educational programs, foster and adoption programs, training classes, medical services, and more to homeless and mistreated animals in the Chicagoland area since 1899.

Can’t make it to Bark in the Park but still want to help? Make an online donation at, or adopt a dog or cat! You’ll find adoptable cuties all over the city and suburbs from the Society, including puppies at Lambs Farm in Libertyville, dogs and cats at the Everyday Adoption Center in the South Loop Petsmart, and cats at five different Petsmart stores across the area.

Weekend Journal airs Sunday mornings at 6:30 on US99.5 and 6:00 on US99.5 HD2 The Wolf.

Listen to this week’s full episode below.






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