WASHINGTON (10/17/08)--Members aren’t the only ones benefiting from cooperatives—the economy benefits too, according to one of the guests on this week’s HFF Radio show. Other guests weigh in on foreclosure do’s and don’ts, how to find free entertainment, and how to keep kids safe this Halloween. 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:
* “Cooperatives—Good for You, Good for the Economy,” with Paul Hazen, president and CEO, National Cooperative Business Association, Washington, D.C.; * “Avoiding Foreclosure and Foreclosure Counseling,” with Rick Harper, vice president and director of housing, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, San Francisco; * “Buying Foreclosed Home Not a Slam Dunk,” with Gary Painter, Ph.D., professor and director of research, Lusk Center for Real Estate, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; * “No-Cost Ways to Keep Your Trick-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween,” with Scott Wolfson, deputy director, Office of Information and Public Affairs, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C.; and * “How to Find Free Entertainment,” with Susan Tiffany, director of personal finance information for adults, Center for Personal Finance, Credit Union National Association, Madison, Wis.
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, “Cooperatives Provide Value, Community” and “Tough Times Series: Lenders, Counselors Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure,” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.