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College Debt, Money Anxiety On 300th H&FF Radio
WASHINGTON (4/19/13)--After six years on the air, Home & Family Finance Radio reaches a milestone this Sunday with the broadcast of its 300th episode. Like the 299 before it, this week's show explores issues close to families' pocketbooks including college debt and financial anxiety.

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:

  • "Students' College-Debt IQ." Paul Gentile, executive vice president of strategic communications and enhancement for the Credit Union National Association, Washington D.C., shares troubling findings from CUNA's survey of 18-year-olds on what they know about their student-loan debt. The short answer--not enough.
  • "Financial Wellness Survey." Shawn Gilfedder, CEO of McGraw Hill FCU, East Windsor, N.J., discusses his credit union's survey exploring how financial stresses affect people's personal lives, including their job performances, and what can be done about it.
  • "Parents, Kids and Money." Stuart Ritter, a certified financial planner from investment firm T. Rowe Price, Baltimore, offers highlights from his firm's recent survey of families and children about their saving and spending habits, which found that more kids think it's easier to gain $1 million by becoming famous than through saving and investing.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at 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 more than 95 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 related information, read "Parents: Borrow for Kids' College, Jeopardize Retirement" and "Giving Your Kids an Allowance (Or Not)" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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