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HandFF Radio kicks off America Saves Week
WASHINGTON (2/17/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program discusses America Saves Week, debit and credit topics, and consumer protection.

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:

  • "America Saves Week." Katie Brian, communications manager, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, D.C., offers advice for committing to a successful savings plan during America Saves Week, which begins Sunday and ends Saturday, Feb. 25.
  • "Secured Credit Cards." Susan Tiffany, director, consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., explains how secured credit cards can help those who need to establish creditworthiness.
  • "Credit and Debit Cards: A Way of Life?" Bill Hardekopf, founder, LowCards.com, Birmingham, Ala., shares financial strategies for avoiding credit and debit fees.
  • "What's the FDIC?" Robert Mooney, deputy director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), Washington, D.C., highlights consumer resources available through the FDIC, as well as financial protections the agency guarantees.
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; 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 "Secured Cards Help Establish Creditworthiness" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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