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Treasury official explains ABCs of credit card reform

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WASHINGTON (1/30/09)--If you’re confused over reports of recent credit card reforms, one of the guests on this week’s H&FF Radio show—from the Treasury Department—explains how the reforms will affect you and what you need to know. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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:
* “Turning Points--Think ‘Future’ When Starting a Business,” with Susan Tiffany, director, personal finance information for adults, Center for Personal Finance, CUNA. Madison, Wis.; * “Sustainable Home Ownership: Future Role of Government,” with Lisa Ransom, vice president of federal affairs; Center for Responsible Lending, Washington, D.C.; * “Low-Income and Minority Financial Services Concerns,” with Stephanie Bittner, consumer credit counselor and National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s “Counselor of the Year,” Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley, Philadelphia.; and * “Credit Card Reform,” with April Breslaw, director, Consumer Regulations, Office of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
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, also known as 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, watch “Financing Your Small Business” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.