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HandFF Radio discusses business sale debt management

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WASHINGTON (3/12/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program takes a look at how to position your business for a successful sale, avoid getting stung on rebate offers, choose a legitimate debt management company, and benefit from the lessons of National Consumer Protection Week. 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:
* "RIPE: Harvesting the Value of Your Business." Deborah Douglas, managing director, The Douglas Group, St. Louis, Mo., covers what business owners considering retirement or looking to cut losses can do to position their companies for a successful sale. * "National Consumer Protection Week." Jan Garkey, manager, adult education, CUNA's center for personal finance, Madison, Wis., talks about why folks need to pay attention to the messages long after the official week ends. * "Rebates: Harder to Get; Harder to Use." Edgar Dworsky, founder, ConsumerWorld.com and MousePrint.com, Boston, warns about picky rebate rules and describes how to get, and spend, every rebate dollar you earn. * "Consumer Tips on Debt Settlement Companies." Susan Grant, director of consumer protection, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, D.C., offers information about how to choose a reputable company to help you get out of debt.
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. For more information, read “Debt Settlement Sets a Costly Trap” and “Tough Times Series: Guard Your Small Business Against Fraud” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.