WASHINGTON (12/11/09)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program describes what to ask before donating to a charity and how financial counseling helps homeowners avoid foreclosure. 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. 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:
* “It’s a Wrap! Do-It-Yourself Cheap, Yet Chic, Holiday Gift Wrapping,” with Sue Perry, deputy editor, ShopSmart, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, Yonkers, N.Y.; * “Homeowners 60% More Likely to Avoid Foreclosure With Foreclosure Counseling” with Steve Wade, CEO, NeighborWorks America, Washington, D.C.; * “Military Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP),” with Arty Arteaga, executive director, Defense Credit Union Council, Washington, D.C.; and * “Five Questions to Ask Before Donating to a Charity,” with Bennett Weiner, CEO, Council of Better Business Bureaus Wise Giving Alliance, Arlington, Va.
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 "New Hope and Help for Struggling Homeowners” and “Online Tool Makes Tracking Deductions a Snap” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.