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WASHINGTON (11/4/11)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program discusses working mothers, aging, new financial tools for consumers and credit management.

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:

  • "Working Mothers." Jennifer Owens, editorial director, Working Mother magazine, New York, shares results of a new study that reveal how working mothers believe they are viewed and what this means for employers and spouses.
  • "Myths About Aging." Laura L. Carstensen, professor of psychology at Stanford University in California and author of "A Long Bright Future, Happiness, Health, and Financial Security in an Age of Increased Longevity," clears up myths about growing older.
  • "My Money Checkup." Gail Cunningham, vice president of communications, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Washington, D.C., discusses a new money management tool that is free for consumers to use.
  • "New Rules for Credit." Steve Bucci, financial expert and author of "Credit Management Kit for Dummies Updated for Today's Financial Landscape," Narragansett, R.I., discusses new federal rules and explains why people with high credit scores are being turned down for credit cards and loans.
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, read "Stay-at-Home Spouses Face Credit Restrictions," watch the "Build Your Best Credit Score" video, and use the "Budget Blueprint" calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.

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