WASHINGTON (3/6/09)--One guest on Sunday’s H&FF radio show explains what you need to know about credit card breaches and how you may be affected. Other guests focus on the ways military support centers help families with finances, how to spot a fake -check scam, and why getting an “excellent” credit score is harder than ever. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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:
* “Mission of the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Women Veterans,” with Major General (USAF, retired) Irene Trowell-Harris, director, Center for Women Veterans, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Washington, D.C.; * “Avoid Fake-Check Scams,” with Susan Grant, director of consumer protection, Consumer Federation of America, Washington, D.C.; * “Military Couples and Money,” with Katie Savant, National Military Families Association, Alexandria, Va.; * “Getting an Excellent Credit Score Just Got Harder Than Ever,” with John Ulzheimer, president of consumer education at Credit.com and contributor, CNBC’s “On the Money,” Atlanta; and * “Credit Card Breaches--Too Little Too Late,” with Adam Levin, former New Jersey director of consumer protection, and founder/chairman, Identity Theft 911, Scottsdale, Ariz.
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, also known as 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 “Tough Times Series: Services, Sites Help Veterans Navigate Benefits Maze” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center