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Honoring vets Gen. Petraeus spouse on HandFF Radio
WASHINGTON (11/7/08)--Holly Petraeus--the spouse of Gen. David Petraeus, head of Central Command and former top U.S. commander in Iraq--joins the lineup of guests on H&FF Radio to discuss military benefits, just in time for Veterans Day and a week honoring military members worldwide. 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:
* “Ways to Cut the Cost of Your Groceries,” with Sgt. Shopper, aka Karen Jowers, contributor, Military Times, Springfield, Va.; * “U.S. Better Business Bureau Military Line,” with Holly Petraeus, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Arlington, Va.; * “Veterans Benefits Programs,” with Keith Pedigo, associate deputy undersecretary for policy and program management, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C.; * “Navigating the Veterans Benefits Maze,” with Shad Meshad, founder/president, National Veterans Foundation, Los Angeles; and * Q&A: Executive order eases federal employment for military spouses.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read, “Tough Times Series: Services, Sites Help Veterans Navigate Benefits Maze” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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