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HandFF Radio rings in the holidays
WASHINGTON (10/19/12)--From affordable ghosts and goblins to savvy holiday savings, Sunday's H&FF Radio program discussed how to plan and spend wisely for happier holidays.

The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, featured Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "Holiday Retail Outlook." Andrea Woroch, consumer expert, Kinoli Inc., Windsor, Colo., previewed prices, products and getting the most for your money.
  • "Is Black Friday Now Irrelevant." Woroch again took the microphone to talk technology and shopping habits.
  • "Five Ways to Save at Halloween." Savings expert, author and founder of Stephanie Nelson, The¬†Coupon Mom, Atlanta, told how to have spooky fun affordably.
  • "Plan Now for Holiday Success." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., explained that happy holidays don't just happen--it takes thought and preparation.
  • "Quit the Gym but Not the Workouts." Host Paul Berry gave tips from, including how cutting out extras helps garner all-around holiday savings.
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 "Smart Spending Puts Holiday Shoppers in Control of Cart" and "Create a Spending Plan for a Special Holiday" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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