WASHINGTON (10/1/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program, rebroadcast from an earlier taping, covers Financial Planning Week, wealth-building strategies, credit union technology developments and the truth about payday lending. 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:
* “Financial Planning Week: It’s Important to You and Your Family.” Ken McDonnell, program director of the Employee Benefit Research Institute and American Savings Education Council, Washington, D.C., encourages families to tackle a financial issue this week and offers money-management tips for getting your bucks in a row. * “I Will Teach You to Be Rich.” Ramit Sethi, founder and writer of iwillteachyoutoberich.com and co-founder of PBwiki, San Francisco, shares practical financial and wealth-building advice from his new book, “I Will Teach You to Be Rich.” * “Technology Trends at Your Credit Union.” Kathy Herziger-Snider, vice president of product development at CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., discusses new technologies at credit unions that can make your transactions and your personal finance experience better, faster, and more efficient. * “Payday Lending, Usury Laws, and Statutory Sleight of Hand.” Christopher Peterson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, in Salt Lake City, explains why high-interest payday loans are harmful to consumers and how these types of lending practices are still legal.
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 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 “Live Simply to Reap Savings” and watch the “Avoid Payday Lenders” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center