WASHINGTON (5/14/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio presents answers and options for consumers concerned about financial scams, homeowners unable to keep up with mortgage payments, and credit card users who need to know the new rules. This broadcast was taped live at the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates annual conference held May 7 in Savannah. 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:
* "Financial Fraud, Scams, and How to Protect Yourself." Kathy Igou, vice president, risk management, Georgia's Own Credit Union, Atlanta, covers the biggest fraud threats, how bad guys are getting so much confidential information, and three things consumers can do to protect themselves. * "Key Points About Mortgages." Richard Reeve, certified counselor, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Savannah, Ga., discusses late or missed mortgage payment do’s and don’ts, ads for loan modification offers, and what to do if you no longer can afford your home. * "The CARD Act: New Rules for Credit Card Issuers. How will these affect you?" Skye Tyler, education coordinator, Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Savannah, Ga., provides information about retroactive interest rate increases, minimum monthly payments, overlimit and other fees.
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 “Crooks Use High-Tech Scams to Commit Fraud” and view the “Tough Times Series: Refinancing Your Mortgage” and “Guard Your Plastic Cards” videos in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center