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Expert shares credit card advice on HandFF Radio

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WASHINGTON (10/24/08)--All credit cards are not created equal, and this week’s H&FF Radio show lineup includes an expert who has valuable and timely tips on five questions to ask about credit cards--and why those questions are so important. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT 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. 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:
* “Five Questions to Ask About Any Credit Card,” with Ruth Susswein, deputy director of national priorities, Consumer Action, Washington, D.C.; * “Twenty Ways to Save on Prescription Drugs,” with Edward Jardini, M.D., chief of family practice, Twin Cities Community Hospital, Templeton, Calif.; * “What Every Service Member Must Know to Build Credit, Step By Step,” with Ethan Ewing, president,, San Mateo, Calif.; * “Build Kids’ Money Skills With Halloween Fun,” with Jason Alderman, financial education director, Visa USA, San Francisco, Calif.; and * Q&A: Buying foreclosed property; identity theft targets children; replacement cost and actual cash value homeowners’ insurance policies; and find out if your home is at risk of flooding.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read “Tough Times Series: Credit Savvy Is Key to Avoiding Costly Missteps” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.