WASHINGTON (1/25/08)--This Sunday’s H&FF Radio spot features topics for taxpayers, college students, and preretirees, as well as answers to listener questions that will help you get to the bottom of paying down your debt. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST on the Radio America 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. 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:
* “Students and Parents Should Start Applying for Federal Financial Aid Now,” with Michael Wroblewski, project director, consumer education and outreach, Consumers Union, Yonkers, N.Y.; * “Timing Your Retirement,” with Sally Hurme, attorney, Financial Security Unit, AARP, Washington, D.C.; * “Choosing Your Tax Preparer and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA),” with Mark Green, media relations specialist, Internal Revenue Service, Atlanta, Ga.; * “Payroll Cards: Will They Replace Your Paycheck?” with Barry Wides, deputy comptroller, Community Affairs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.; and * Listener Q&A: Make the most of your income tax refund; update your beneficiary choices; one secret to build your savings; determine your debt level; best way to pay down credit cards.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association. The radio show is sponsored by CO-OP Network, the national credit union ATM network; Cabot Creamery Cooperative, makers of cheddar cheese; Wescorp; and Visa. For more information, read “Credits and Deductions Save You Tax Dollars” and “Make Up for College Savings Shortfalls” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.