WASHINGTON (6/13/08)--Making ends meet is difficult enough these days, but the challenges facing military servicemembers and their families can be especially tough. One guest on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show describes a program designed to help troops and their loved ones manage personal finances and steer clear of predatory lenders. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America 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. The Credit Union National Association (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 Web sites. Sunday’s 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:
* “Personal Finance Management Program for Military Personnel and Their Families,” with Gordon Genovese, USMC (ret.) and executive director, Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education, Columbus, Ohio; * “Travel Cards: Bye-Bye Traveler Checks!” with Christopher Russell, executive vice president and regional divisional director, Outsourcing Travelex Americas, Travelex, Atlanta, Ga.; * “Travel Fraud: Vacation Certificates and Vacation Clubs,” with Collot Guerard, attorney, Consumer Protection Division, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; * “Passing on Wealth to Adult Children,” with Mark Kollar, CEO, Kollar Financial Strategies, Chicago, Ill.; and * Listener Q&A.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read “New Law Helps Military Servicemembers Avoid Financial Exploitation” and listen to “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.