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WASHINGTON (8/24/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covered back-to-school preparation and savings, along with money management recommendations.

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:

  • "Get the Most From Your Financial Institution." Luke Reynolds, chief of outreach and program development at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Washington, D.C., discusses how you can build a collaborative relationship with your financial institution's representatives.
  • "Parents Prepare Kids for School and Making the Grade." Becky Pringle, a science teacher from Harrisburg, Pa., and secretary-treasurer of the National Education Association, talks back-to-school prep and school success.
  • "Practice Makes Perfect." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., says when you approach big financial changes with a practice phase, you build in time to tweak the details and improve your odds for success.
  • "College Savings Month." Michael Fitzgerald, Iowa state treasurer and chair of the College Savings Plans Network, Lexington, Ky., gives details about this targeted savings initiative.
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; 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 "Two Surveys Show that Americans Need Financial Overhaul" and "529 Savings Increase: Parents Worried About College Costs" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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