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H&FF Radio covers smart upkeep strategies for consumers
WASHINGTON (1/4/13)--Guests on this past Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program discussed tactics for dressing for less, tips for protecting your housing investment, and safe check writing.

The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, is moderated each week by Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster. Features on this week's show inlcude:

  • "Shop in Your Closet." Carolyn Schneider, Bedminster, N.J., author of "The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide," said finding clothing in your closet is like finding extra money in your wallet.
  •  "Write Checks Right." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., explained that, with all of the high tech ways to spend money, simply knowing how to write a check can be important in protecting your cash. 
  • "Keep Up With Home Repairs." Sal Alfano, editor, Remodeling Magazine, Washington, D.C., said it's a good time to do appropriate yet inexpensive work on homes and apartments, and suggests some smart ways to fix up while saving up.
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 related information, read "Write Checks Right, or Pay a Price" and "Home Improvement Projects: It's Not About Being 'Handy'" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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