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WASHINGTON (7/27/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers college financial topics, including costs of attendance, prepaid-card options, and access to credit score information.

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:

  • "Cost and Value of College Education." John Buhrmann, financial analyst, Country Financial Services, Bloomington, Ill., discusses college costs and resulting debt.
  • "Prepaid for College?" John Kiernan, CardHub.com, Arlington, Va., shares pros and cons of using prepaid cards to cover college expenses.
  • "Credit Score Ignorance." Gail Cunningham, vice president of membership and public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Washington, D.C., provides tips for taking advantage of free credit score information.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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 "Accurate Credit Report Does You Good" and "Private Student Loans Can Help Fill the Gap," and watch the "Getting a Student Loan" and "Build Your Best Credit Score" videos in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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