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HandFF Radio Cellphone plans fraud prevention for seniors
WASHINGTON (2/4/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program helps older adults find the right cellphone plan, guard against fraud, and rethink retirement plans. 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:
* “Tips for Seniors Buying Cellphones.” Mac Haddow, senior fellow on public policy, Alliance for Generational Equity, Las Vegas, discusses special cellphone programs available to seniors. * “Fraud Against Senior Citizens: How to Fight Back.” Fred Claridge, director, Certified Senior Guidance Association, Las Vegas, explains what older people can do to protect themselves from scams. * “What is the Association of Mature American Citizens?” Daniel Weber, founder, AMAC, Bohemia, N.Y., describes how the AMAC works to resolve some of the issues seniors face. * “America, Welcome to the Poor House: What You Must Do to Protect Your Financial Future and the Reform We Need.” Jane White, president and founder, Retirement Solutions, Madison, N.J., provides guidelines for protecting your retirement savings in the face of a low employer savings match.
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 “‘Specialists’ Share Financial Expertise With Spouses” and use the “Cost of Borrowing From Your 401(k)” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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