WASHINGTON (2/22/08)--Experts on this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show cover a range of money topics--including recession fears, savings challenges, the $5 bill makeover, and an alarming trend in gambling. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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:
* “The New $5 Bill: What Improved Security Features Mean to You and Counterfeiters,” with Dawn Haley, chief, Office of External Relations, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.; * “The U.S. Economy: Headed for a Recession?” with Steve Rick, senior economist, CUNA, Madison, Wis.; * “Internet Gambling: What It Costs You and Me,” with Keith Whyte, executive director, National Council on Problem Gambling, Washington, D.C.; * “America Saves Week,” with George Barany, director of financial education, Consumer Federation of America and national organizer, America Saves, Cleveland; and * Listener Q & A: Free help with your taxes; how to pay down credit card debt; adjustable-rate-mortgage options; trends for new businesses.
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, makers of cheddar cheese; Visa; and WesCorp. For more information, read “Financial Fitness Challenge April—Make Saving a Habit” and “Calculator: Should I Pay Off Debt or Save?” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.