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Regulatory expert How NCUA safeguards your money

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WASHINGTON (4/4/08)--How safe is your money when you deposit it at the credit union? National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Vice Chairman Rodney Hood explains the ins and outs of deposit insurance and what it means for you. 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 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:
* “How Will You Live When You’re Old: Housing Alternatives for an Aging America,” with Anne Sweaney, Ph.D., professor and head, Department of Housing and Consumer Economics, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.; * “Is Your Money Safe: Deposit Insurance,” with Rodney Hood, vice chairman, NCUA, Alexandria, Va.; * “Economic Stimulus Package: How Much Money Will You Get and What Do You Do to Get It?” with Barbara Speedy, AARP, Washington, D.C.; * “Get Better Mileage From Your Fuel Dollars--Listener Tip of the Month,” with Susan Tiffany, director of personal finance information for adults, CUNA, Madison, Wis.; and * Listener Q&A.
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 “Totaling It Up: The True Cost to Drive Your Car” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.