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Discarding electronics may be hazardous to your ID
WASHINGTON (7/11/08)--If you carelessly dispose of your personal digital assistant (PDA), cell phone, or computer, you could be handing over personal information to the new “owners” of your discarded or recycled equipment, according to one of the guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America 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. The Credit Union National Association (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. Home & Family Finance Radio welcomes XEPE AM 1700 in San Diego, which is now airing the show each Sunday at 3 p.m. PT, beginning June 29. Sunday’s 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:
* “Gadgets That Help You Use and Conserve Water Wisely,” with Stacy Bass, utilities department public relations officer, and manager of education and outreach programs, Mesa, Ariz.; * “Saving for College,” with Jason Alderman, director, issues management, Visa USA, San Francisco, Calif.; * “The Secrets of Money: A Guide for Everyone on Practical Financial Literacy,” with Braun Mincher, entrepreneur and author, Fort Collins, Colo.; * “Identity Theft and Safely Discarding Your Personal Electronic Equipment,” with Jim Stickley, founder, chief technical officer, and vice president of engineering, TraceSecurity, San Diego, Calif.; and * Host Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: Simple ways to save gas, ladder certificates of deposit, and select a credit counselor.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read “Identity Theft: Getting Back to Square One” in Home & Family Resource Center.
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