WASHINGTON (2/26/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program covers what consumers and members need to know about credit unions, how the American Opportunity Credit can cut college costs, and what happens to the personal information online companies collect. This broadcast is a special event taped live at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., which ended Thursday. 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. 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:
* "Credit Unions and You--What Consumers Should Know." Debbie Matz, chairman, National Credit Union Administration, Alexandria, Va., presents information about the state of credit unions, what they do to help consumers, and the safety of members’ money. * "Make the Most of Tax Breaks for College Expenses." Kim Lankford, contributing editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and columnist for Kiplinger.com and the Ask Kim column, Washington, D.C., reviews the American Opportunity Credit and how it can benefit those paying for school. * "Online Threats to Consumer Privacy." Amina Fazlullah, media reform advocate and staff attorney with U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Washington, D.C., addresses what companies do with the personal information they collect, and why consumers should be concerned.
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 the country worldwide. For more information, read “Getting Student Loans During the Credit Crunch,” and “Step Carefully: Covering Digital Footprint is Key to Web Privacy” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center