WASHINGTON (9/2/11)--Sunday’s Home & Family Finance Radio program covers the future of Medicare and Social Security, benefits open enrollment season, dorm decorating, and the financial impact of chronic illness. 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:
* “Will Medicare and Social Security Be There When You Need Them?” Fred Claridge, senior care expert and director, Certified Senior Guidance Association, and senior advocate, Las Vegas, discusses the outlook for Medicare and Social Security. * “Three Ways to Save on Items That Blow Your Budget.” Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert, author, and financial literacy advocate, Santa Fe, N.M., explains how signing up for certain underused benefits during open enrollment can help you save on out-of-pocket health care, commuter, and dependent-care expenses. * “Win One-Year Tuition, Up to $50,000, in ‘Show Off Your College Pad’ Contest.” Kelley Edwards, design expert, HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” New York, provides advice for finding deals on back-to-school essentials and decorating dorm rooms on a budget. She also encourages students to enter the contest by Sept. 7. Students can upload original photos of their decorated dorms to ebay.com/gearup or facebook.com/ebay for a chance to win a year of paid tuition. * “Chronic Illness: Toll on Family Finances and Relationships.” Marta Trinkl, producer, H&FF Radio, Washington, D.C., highlights some of the financial and personal effects of dealing with a chronic illness.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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 “Create Financial Checklist to Ease Transition to College” and “Cope Financially During a Serious Illness” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center