WASHINGTON (1/8/10)--Sunday’s Home & Family Finance (H&FF) Radio program looks at saving accounts for children, how college students are providing financial counseling to fellow students, tips to avoid identity theft, and financial resolutions for 2010. H&FF 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 H&FF 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:
* “Children’s Savings Accounts,” with Reid Cramer, Ph.D., director of the Asset Building Program, New America Foundation, Washington, D.C. Cramer’s work provided analytical support for development of the Aspire Act, a bipartisan proposal to create a savings account for every newborn in America. * “Financial Resolutions for the New Decade,” with Madeleine Greene, accredited financial counselor, author, and retired tenured faculty, University of Maryland (Family and Consumer Science), Barnesville, Md. * “Red to Black College Peer-to-Peer Financial Planning Program,” with Dottie Durband, Ph.D., associate professor, Personal Financial Planning; associate chair, Department of Applied and Professional Studies; and director, Red to Black Program, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. Red to Black is a financial counseling and education program that offers peer-to-peer counseling by students trained to assist fellow students. * “Resolve to Dissolve Identity Theft!” with Jay Foley, executive director, Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), San Diego, Calif. ITRC’s top 10 tips minimize a consumers’ risk of identify theft in the new year. * “Your Questions Answered.” Host Paul Berry responds to listener e-mail questions about COBRA health coverage extended, freezing credit, nursing home Medicare coverage, and eating better while saving money.
H&FF 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 “Keep Passwords Strong, Secret, and Safe” and “January Financial Fitness Challenge--The Great Recession is a Teacher,” and view the “How to Use Children’s Wants to Motivate Them to Save” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center