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HandFF Radio tackles elder taxes credit cards new habits

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WASHINGTON (1/22/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program looks at tax counseling for the elderly, the new credit card rules, how to find the best credit card, and how to prepare to change your behavior. 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. 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:
* “AARP Tax-Aide: Tax Counseling for the Elderly,” with Bonnie Speedy, national director of AARP Tax-Aide and vice president, AARP Foundation, Washington, D.C., covering who can use these services, how taxpayers can find help, and what’s new for 2009 tax filing. * “Five Things You Need to Know About the New Credit Card Rules,” with Gerri Detweiler, credit expert and author, credit.com, Sarasota, Fla., explaining interest rate increases, over-limit fees, kids and credit, new payment rules, and subprime cards. * “Credit Card Connection: Finding the Best Card for Your Needs,” with Ondine Irving, founder creditcardconnection.org and cardanalysissolutions.org, Lake Bluff, Ill. * “Are You Ready for Change?” with Susan Tiffany, CUNA's director, consumer periodicals, Madison, Wis., offering insight on how to successfully change your habits by examining how ready you are for change.
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; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, read “June Financial Fitness Challenge--Power Through Credit Card Debt” and view the “Becoming Creditworthy” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.