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HandFF Radio shares insight on elder fraud holiday spending
WASHINGTON (12/4/09)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program gives advice about elder financial fraud, gift cards, what to do if you’re at risk of foreclosure, and budgeting for--and how to enjoy--the holidays with little or no cash. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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:
* "'Free Lunch' Financial Fraud Targets Elderly," with Andres Castillo, financial security expert for AARP and head of the national Free Lunch Monitor Program, AARP, Washington, D.C.; * "Home Foreclosures Continue to Soar: What to Do If You Are at Risk," with Gerri Detweiler, national personal finance expert and co-author of Debt Collection Answers, Sarasota, Fla.; * "Survey Shows Consumers Misunderstand Gift Cards," with Elizabeth Owen, president, National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators, Nashville, Tenn.; and * "Capture the Spirit of the Holidays with Little or No Cash" and "Free Holiday Planner Helps Budget, Track and Adjust Spending," with Karen McCall, founder/CEO, Financial Recovery Institute, San Rafael, Calif.
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 “Read Fine Print to Avoid Subscribing to a Scam” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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