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Saving school days and living cheap on HandFF Radio
WASHINGTON (9/14/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program discussed the importance of early retirement saving, longer school days/years and financially independent kids.

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:

  • "Financial Security for Young Adults." Stuart Ritter, senior financial planner, T. Rowe Price, Easton, Md., tells listeners that no matter what they do, they should save close to 15% of their income for retirement.
  • "Longer School Day/Year." Jennifer Davis, co-founder and president, National Center on Time & Learning, Boston, talks about the advantages of extending the school day and the school year.
  • "America's Cheapest Family." New York Times best-selling authors Steve and Annette Economides, Phoenix, share tips for teaching kids to be financially independent.
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 "Don't Miss Out on Retirement Plan Pretax Dollars" and "Incoming Freshmen: Increase Merit-Based Scholarships Through Appeal" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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