WASHINGTON (5/9/08)--Getting a handle on the subprime mortgage crisis isn’t easy, but the bottom line is that millions of families are at risk of losing--or already have lost--their homes. One of the guests on this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show helps put the problem in perspective. 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 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:
* “eXtension and Your Financial Security,” with Jane Schuchardt, national program leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Washington, D.C.; * “Farm Transfers: Who’ll Get Grandpa’s Farm?” with Sharon DeVaney, Ph.D., professor, Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; * “Refund Anticipation Loans,” with Ed Mierzwinski, consumer program director and advocate, National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups (U.S. PIRG), Washington, D.C.; * “Paying More for the American Dream: The Subprime Shakeout and Its Impact on Lower-Income and Minority Communities,” with Geoff Smith, vice president, Woodstock Institute, Chicago, Ill.; and * Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: Make sure the credit bureau has been notified when you close an account; delays in health insurance payments could damage your credit; delete computer files with shredding software; and probate and payable-on-death forms.
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, listen to “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.