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HandFF Radio advises on charity giving spending plans

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WASHINGTON (12/23/09)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program helps consumers make wise charitable giving decisions, assist young adult children with their money challenges, and create realistic spending plans. 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. 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:
* “Develop a New Year’s Spending Plan,” with Cate Williams, vice president, financial literacy, Money Management International, Chicago; * “Key Money Problems for College Students and Young Gen Y’ers: How Family Can Help,” with Paul Goebel, director, Student Money Management Center, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas; * “The ‘Step-Down Principle’ of Reducing Expenses,” with Alena Johnson, accredited financial counselor, teacher at Utah State University (USU), and co-director of USU’s financial counseling center, Logan, Utah; and * “Charitable Giving: Checking Up on Charities,” with Samantha Paxson, vice president, marketing, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
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; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve our country worldwide. For more information, read "December Financial Fitness Challenge--Get Ready to Change,” and “Postcollege Life Requires Financial Transition” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.