WASHINGTON (4/16/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio covers eating on the cheap, spring cleaning your finances, using your free time to earn more money and finding financial resources for low-income families. 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:
* “Cheap Eats.” Cate Williams, vice president financial literacy, Money Management International, Chicago, Ill., answers common questions about generic vs. favorite brands, coupons, and cheap but healthy recipes; she also provides information about a free, downloadable book. * “Spring Clean Your Finances.” Bill Losey, certified financial planner and retirement strategist, Wilton, N.Y., covers the right way to pay off your credit card, goal setting, saving for a rainy day, steps to becoming debt free, and the effect of healthcare changes on family finances. * “The Other Eight Hours.” Robert Pagliarini, certified financial planner, author, and president of Pacifica Wealth Advisors, Mission Viejo, Calif., helps consumers identify activities that suck up free time they could use to make extra money, develop more job-related skills, expand an entrepreneurial venture, or simply engage in more fulfilling hobbies. * “Boost Financial Health of Low-Income Families.” Kirsten Moy, director, economic opportunities program, the Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., describes how organizations can find assistance with budgeting, saving, debt, credit scores, insurance, and organizational resources for their low- and moderate-income clients with AssetPlatform.org.
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 “Tough Times Series: Gouged by Groceries” and “November Financial Fitness Challenge--Be Bold, Think Small” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center