WASHINGTON (11/5/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program has resources to help military families save on household purchases, avoid unethical business practices, and understand veterans benefits. This is a rebroadcast of an earlier H&FF Radio program. The show, which also can be heard later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:
* “Cut the Cost of Military Family Purchases.” Karen Jowers, Military Times columnist, Springfield, Va., offers advice about cutting the cost of household purchases--how to comparison shop, use coupons, and get the best deal. * “Council of Better Business Bureaus’ Military Line.” Holly Petraeus, director of Military Line, Council of Better Business Bureaus, discusses the BBB's consumer education materials for military members and their families. * “Veterans Benefits.” Keith Pedigo, associate deputy undersecretary for policy and program management, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, D.C., provides details regarding veterans' benefits. * “Navigating the Veterans Benefits Maze.” Shad Meshad, founder and president, National Veterans Foundation, Los Angeles, discusses why many veterans don’t apply for benefits they are entitled to.
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, listen to “Military Financial Institutions Help Soldiers” and use the “What’s It Worth to Cut Back My Spending” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center