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HandFF Radio spotlights big cost cutting late tax tips

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WASHINGTON (3/26/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program presents suggestions on how to save big bucks by cutting costs, tips for young adults about how to manage their money, and last minute actions to save on 2009 taxes. This broadcast is a special event taped live at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing Council Conference in Washington, D.C., which ended Wednesday. 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:
* “Save Big: Cut Your Top Five Costs and Save Thousands!” Elisabeth Leamy, consumer correspondent, Washington, D.C., ABC’s Good Morning America, shares cost-cutting examples that she says can save you at least a thousand dollars. * “Financial Tips for Young Adults.” Dara Duguay, consultant, Dara DollarSmart, Washington, D.C., and former executive director of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, provides money management advice for the under-30 group. * “Last Minute Income Tax Tips.” Eric L. Smith, national spokesman, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., outlines ways to save on your 2009 taxes and describes how to get a six-month, no-excuses extension.
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 “Earn Tax Credit for Energy-Efficient Improvements” and “Live Simply to Reap Savings” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.