Expert Guests

edelmanOn the air for over 20 years, Ric Edelman is an expert on all aspects of personal finance critical to your listeners:  investments, taxes, retirement planning, mortgages, saving for college, buying and leasing cars and more.  Ric has been three times ranked the #1 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation by Barron’s.   Ric is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and his eighth book, The Truth About Retirement Plans and IRAs, was published in April 2014.  Also in 2014, Ric was named among the “Heavy Hundred” in the radio industry by TALKERS magazine.  Ric’s television show, The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, airs on more than 200 public television stations across the country and has won 8 Telly Awards.  He is a member of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisors Council.  More information is available at: www.ricedelman.com.  To book Ric Edelman, contact Rick Fowler at 703-251-0109.

parksfrankFrank Parks is the founder and chief executive officer of the Future Investor Clubs of America.  He is a 30-year veteran of the financial services industry, having worked with some of America’s Fortune 500 financial services companies as an insurance agent, financial planner, investment advisor, entrepreneur and executive.  Parks is also a parent who worried about his kids growing up and making financial mistakes, simply because of a lack of sound financial knowledge.  FICA is a comprehensive financial training program for ages 8-19 with online e-learning and face-to-face training applications, financial field trips to business schools and major corporations offering exciting and fun financial training camps and workshops.  To book Frank Parks, email: fparks@ficaworld.com or telephone 407-968-4108.  For more information, visit www.FICAkids.com

scheben, rick egRich Scheben grew up in the metropolitan area of NYC with degrees in Forestry, Business Administration, and Marketing.  He lived the part of a New York businessman and night-life denizen.  That was then.  Now Rich is living in Montana and off the grid without traditional running water, flushing toilets, interior pipes, water heater, pressure tank, freezer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, television or most modern conveniences.  He heats his cabin with an Amish wood cook stove — his only source of heat. He hunts, fishes, and grows produce for food.  He raises his own animals and harvests edible and medicinal plants.  According to him, “Political correctness is a social disease.”  Rich Scheben’s book is called One New York Man’s Journey to Off-Grid Living in Montana.  To book, email  rich@offgridmontana.com or 406-889-5887. Visit his website at www.offgridmontana.com

barnesterriguestBring your listeners into the homes of today’s military families by having journalist Terri Barnes on your program.  Barnes is creator of the weekly column “Spouse Calls” published in Stars and Stripes that’s read by U.S. military personnel all over the globe.  Her latest book, Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life (Elva Resa Publishing 2014), is a collection of select columns that focus on motherhood, faith, friendship, family ties, war, current events, sacrifice, and PTSD.  Barnes says, “My hometown isn’t a geographical location, but a place in American culture that is invisible to many people.  My family lives in the hometown of military installations and military communities.  This book is the story of the people we know and the life we live in the neighborhood of our American military life.”  To book Terri Barnes, contact Elva Resa public relations at 651-357-8770 or email pr@elvaresa.com.