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H&FF Radio: Debt Ceilng Debates, Declined Cards
WASHINGTON (10/25/13)--This week's Home & Family Finance Radio takes a look at how the never-ending debt ceiling debates in Washington are jeopardizing retirement savings and why credit cards get declined.
 
In this episode, which can be heard on the Internet, host Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discusses these topics with special guests:
  • "Debt Ceiling Debates Jeopardize Your Retirement." Adam Levin, founder and chairman of credit.com, San Francisco, explains why Congress' reoccurring debates about whether to honor the country's debt puts your savings at risk.
  • "Why Your Credit Card Was Declined" Bill Hardekopf, CEO of the credit card comparison website LowCards.com, Birmingham, Ala., gives the reasons for declined credit cards and discusses prepaid cards—what they are and when to use them.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; 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 97 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 "Find the Best Low-Cost, High-Value Car" and "Majority of Consumers: Thumbs Up to Co-op Businesses" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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