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Car maintenance credit use on HandFF Radio
WASHINGTON (5/20/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program covers do-it-yourself car repair, research on credit use, wedding registry websites, and gift-giving ideas. The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Top 5 Car Repair Jobs You Can (and Should) Do Yourself.” Robert Baldassari, master mechanic, AutoMD.com, Carson, Calif., discusses easy do-it-yourself vehicle maintenance that can save you money. * “Unrealistic Overuse of Credit.” Dr. Marsha Richins, professor of marketing at the University of Missouri in Columbia, analyzes research findings on consumers who overuse credit. * “Seven Unique Wedding Registry Websites.” Andrea Woroch, consumer savings expert, Santa Ana, Calif., reviews registries that allow guests to give unconventional wedding gifts, such as a donation to charity or toward a couple’s future home purchase. * “Give the Gift That Keeps Giving.” Madeleine Greene, accredited financial counselor and co-author of “The Best Little Money Book,” Barnesville, Md., shares financially useful gift ideas for graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and more.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, maker of award-winning cheddar; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. ET on the Radio America Network. The show also is carried on American Forces Radio Network. The one-hour program devoted to consumer finance issues is brought to you by America's credit unions and their 90 million members, and is presented by CO-OP Network. CUNA and Radio America are podcasting Home & Family Finance through iTunes, Podcast Alley, Odeo, and other popular podcast library sites, as well as on Radio America and CUNA's websites. For more information, read “Keep Your Old Car Running” and “Put Your Financial House in Order Before Tying the Knot” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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