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WASHINGTON (4/29/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program covers bank fee increases, couponing, student loan delinquency, and tax liens. The 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:
* “Majority of Americans Ready to Change Banks if Fees Increase.” Gail Cunningham, vice president of communications, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Wichita Falls, Texas, explains why many consumers are ready to switch financial institutions if higher fees are imposed. * “Six Ways to Save Like an Extreme Couponer.” Andrea Woroch, consumers savings expert, Santa Barbara, Calif., reviews basic tricks couponers use. * “Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing.” Alisa Federico Cunningham, vice president of research and programs, Institute for Higher Education Policy, Washington, D.C., shares key research findings about delinquent student loan borrowers who do not default. * “IRS Eases Up on Tax Liens: Good News for Credit Scores.” Gerri Detweiler, personal finance author, credit adviser, and host of Talk Credit Radio, Credit.com, Sarasota, Fla., discusses the impact a tax lien can have on your credit score.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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. 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. 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. For more information, listen to “Credit Unions: Alternatives to Banks” and use the “What Will It Take to Save for a College Education?” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.