WASHINGTON (7/23/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program offers suggestions for having fun on a budget, helping teens and young adults learn to manage money, summer vacation alternatives, and what to look for in “the fine print” when making a big purchase. 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:
* "Have a Lot of Fun for Just a Little Money." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., presents ways Home & Family Finance readers and their families have lots of fun on not much dough. Credit union members responded to a “What’s Your Story?” question posted in the online publication. * "More Financial Management Tips for Teens and Young Adults." Samantha Paxson, vice president marketing, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., offers suggestions aimed at younger listeners and their parents. * "Summer Bummer: No Money for a Vacation?" Gail Cunningham, vice president public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Silver Spring, Md., provides details on why families aren’t spending on summer vacations and what they are doing if they have some money. * "It’s in the Fine Print." Madeleine Greene, accredited financial counselor, author, and retired tenured professor, University of Maryland, College Park, presents reasons to read and verify the fine print, especially for big purchases.
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 more information, read “Find Good Travel Deals Even in a Bum Economy” and “July Financial Fitness Challenge--Lots of Fun for Little Money” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center