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Government reps lead off HandFF Radio lineup
WASHINGTON (2/1/08)--The lineup for this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show includes two government representatives discussing questionable credit card practices as well as student loan reform efforts. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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. 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:
* “Credit Card Practices: Consumer Concerns,” with Sandra Braunstein, director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.; * “Student Loan Reform: The Response from Congress,” with J.D. LaRock, senior education advisor to U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Washington, D.C.; * “Affordable Housing--Stronger Communities,” with Marietta Rodriguez, national director, Home Ownership Programs, NeighborWorks America, Washington, D.C.; * “Use Direct Deposit and Save. February Challenge: Our Listeners’ Best Money Tips,” with Susan Tiffany, director of personal finance information for adults, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis.; and * Listener Q&A: How to handle errors in your credit report; teach your preschooler about money; develop a spending plan; what to do before you need auto repair.
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, makers of cheddar cheese; Visa; and WesCorp. For more information, read, “Timing Rules Student Loan Consolidation” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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