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Radio guest offers advice to improve investment returns

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WASHINGTON (4/25/08)--When it comes to investing for the long haul, “set it and forget it” may not cut it. Author Paul Merriman, one of the guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show, shares a four-step process that may help you triple your investment returns. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America 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 Web sites. 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:
* “Money Traps,” with Irene Leech, associate professor and extension specialist, consumer education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.; * “New Tips for Families--Protect Your Family From Identity Theft,” with Adam Levin, chairman, Identity Theft 911, and former director, New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, New York City, N.Y.; * “The New Math of Credit Scores,” with Julie Wooding, senior manager, Fair Isaac, San Rafael, Calif.; * “Four Steps to Triple Your Returns,” with Paul Merriman, founder and director, Merriman, Berkman, Next; author of “Live It Up Without Outliving Your Money”; and publisher and editor of the educational website FundAdvice.com, Seattle, Wash.; and * “Go Green for Youth Week,” with Joanne Sepich, youth week coordinator, Credit Union National Association, Madison, Wis.
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, makers of cheddar cheese; Visa; and WesCorp. For more information, read, “Credit Savvy Is Key to Avoiding Costly Missteps” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.