WASHINGTON (11/24/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program helps you steer clear of shopping scams, prepare for tax season, and protect your identity. 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:
* “Sneakiest New Shopping Scams.” Sue Perry, deputy editor, ShopSmart Magazine, Yonkers, N.Y., has advice for shopping with confidence this holiday season and avoiding rip-offs online and in stores. * “Income Tax Season Ahead! What to Know & How to Prepare.” Barbara Weltman, author and J.K. Lassar spokesperson, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., discusses new tax rules affecting your 2011 take-home pay. * “Skimming: Don’t Let It Spoil Your Holiday Shopping.” Kathy Herziger-Snider, vice president of product development, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., explains how skimming works and how you can sidestep this sneaky scam. * “Identity Profiteering: Protect Our Soldiers From ID Theft.” Adam Levin, founder and chairman, Identity Theft 911, New York, provides suggestions to help members of the military avoid identity theft.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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, read “Crooks Use High-Tech Scams to Commit Fraud” and watch the “How to Prevent Identity Theft” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center