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HandFF Radio Financial resources for military families

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WASHINGTON (5/23/08)--Expert guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show share a wealth of resources--savings programs, readiness programs, housing assistance, and more--geared to military personnel and their families. 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:
* “Financial Resources for Civilian Spouses of Military Personnel,” with Jennifer Plantier, Ph.D., visiting professor, economics, College of Business and Economics, Towson University, Towson, Md.; * “Savings Deposit Program and the Importance of Saving,” with James Murphy, personal financial manager, Marine and Family Services, Arlington, Va.; * “Financial Readiness,” with Roland “Arty” Arteaga, president/CEO, Defense Credit Union Council, and colonel (USA, retired), Washington, D.C.; * “Military Families and the Mortgage Crisis,” with Jessica Perdew, deputy director, Government Relations, National Military Family Association, Alexandria, Va.; and * Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: Odometer fraud; payday lenders and check cashers; benefits of Roth IRA; and credit counseling.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read “New Law Helps Military Servicemembers Avoid Financial Exploitation” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.