WAUSAU – With inflation reaching record highs and consumer confidence eroding, it’s difficult to know how to make the best choices to protect your investments and your financial future. As the stock market declines and fears over a possible recession continue, many people are wondering how best to safely save and invest their earnings.

At 10 a.m. July 8, “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes financial advisor Kevin McKinley for a discussion about personal finance best practices in a challenging economy, from investing in the stock market to planning for retirement and more.  Listeners can join the conversation by calling 800-780-9742 or email questions to [email protected].

“Route 51” is heard Fridays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River, 88.3/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7/River Falls and live streamed at wrfw887.com/listen-live.html. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.