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HandFF Radio experts offer ideas for taxes and the holidays
WASHINGTON (10/23/09)--Policy experts on Sunday's H&FF Radio show tackle a range of issues facing families during the coming winter: IRS minimum distributions extended, home heating tips, credit reports and money management tips for the holidays. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT 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. 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 websites. 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:
* “IRS Extends Deadline to Roll Over 2009 Required Minimum Distributions,” with Dennis Zuelhke, compliance manager, Ascensus IRA Services, Middleton, Wis.; * “Home Heating This Winter: Temperatures, Fuel Costs, Tips and Tax Credits,” with Ronnie Kweller, deputy director of communications, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, D.C.; * “Your Credit Report Card: Do You Make the Grade?” with John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education, Credit.com and contributor to CNBC’s On the Money, Atlanta, Geo.; * “Tips for Happy Holidays without the Financial Headache,” with Michael Gutter, PhD, assistant professor and family financial management specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.; and * Your Questions Answered: Annuities as a Retirement Funding strategy; Need Help Paying Bills--Do You Have to Give Power of Attorney; Increase Insurance Coverage When Remodeling: Paying Bills on the Web--Pay Each Company or Pay from Your Financial Institution or Consolidated Service.
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; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve our country worldwide. For more information, read "IRS extends deadline to roll over 2009 RMDs" and "Act quickly to correct credit report errors" in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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