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HandFF Radio considers Social Security withdrawal age
WASHINGTON (10/5/12)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program has guidance for when to begin claiming Social Security benefits, energy efficiency ideas, and knowing the likelihood you'll be accountable for a late relative's bills. This is a rebroadcast of an earlier H&FF Radio program.

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:

  • "Know When to Start Taking Social Security." Jim Sloan, president, Jim Sloan Associates, Houston, and author of "Financially Informed Boomer," talks about the tradeoffs you make when choosing Social Security payouts.
  • "Are You Liable for Grandma's Debt?" Gerri Detweiler, Ultimate Credit Solution Inc., Sarasota, Fla., discusses whether you're responsible for the debts of deceased relatives.
  • "The Energy Efficiency Payoff." Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, examines the expanding benefits of energy efficiency.
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 "Define Your Retirement Before You Set the Date" and "Debunk Energy Saving Myths" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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