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HandFF Radio Should you buy an electric car in 2012

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WASHINGTON (1/13/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers buying an electric car, the Military Saves campaign, financial predictions for 2012 and college savings plans.

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:

  • "Going Electric." Ed Ingalls, president, Connecticut Electric Car Co., Newington, explains why the time could be right to buy an electric or hybrid vehicle.
  • "Military Saves." Andia Dinesen, coordinator, Military Saves, Washington, D.C., discusses the importance of the annual campaign to help military servicemembers find financial success.
  • "Money in 2012." Jordan Goodman, financial expert and author, "Master Your Debt: Slash Your Monthly Payments and Become Debt-Free," New York, shares ways to prepare your finances for economic changes in 2012.
  • "Have a Plan to Save for College." Roger Michaud, chair, College Savings Foundation, Washington, D.C., highlights plans and programs that can help you afford the cost of higher education.
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 "Cars Are Plugged In and (Almost) Ready to Go" and use the "What Will It Take to Save for a College Education?" calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.