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HandFF Radio Why how to switch to a CU

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WASHINGTON (10/28/11)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program addresses consumer choice and Bank Transfer Day, set for Nov. 5, and travel deals.

The 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:

  • "Credit Unions: More Than Lower Fees." Credit Union National Association Board Chairman Harriet May reflects on how social media and traditional media attention generated by Bank Transfer Day have more consumers thinking about switching to a credit union. May, CEO of GECU in El Paso, Texas, comments on the trend and explains the key differences between credit unions and banks--it's so much more than just lower fees.
  • "Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., examines myths about credit union services and shares easy steps to switch to a credit union.
  • "Hot Travel and Vacation Ideas." Bob Diener, travel veteran and founder of getaroom.com, Dallas, advises that you plan early and use "flash sales" to save big cash if you're planning holiday travel or vacations.
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; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide.

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.

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.

For more information, watch the video "Top 10 Reasons to Belong to a Credit Union" in the Home &;Family Finance Resource Center.