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H&FF Radio: Small-Business Owners, Health Apps

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WASHINGTON (5/24/13)--On this week's Home & Family Finance Radio, discover what makes small-business owners tick, new innovations in travel and how to manage your health with your phone.

In this episode, which you can listen to on the Internet, host Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discusses these topics with special guests:

  • "The DNA of a Small-Business Owner." Terri Shapiro, communications director for Deluxe Corp., Shoreview, Minn., discusses a recent survey her company commissioned that explored what makes successful small-business owners unique. The survey found, for instance, that 86% respondents believe they can do anything they set their mind to.
  • "The Sharing Economy Reshapes Travel." Farnoosh Torabi, personal-finance journalist, author, and TV personality, New York, explains how sites like Airbnb, which allows people to rent their apartments and homes to visitors, is changing travel by providing alternatives to traditional lodging.
  • "Manage Your Health With a Smartphone." Jeffrey Rice, a lawyer and physician with Healthcare Blue Book, Brentwood, Tenn., helps you avoid the quacks and select credible health-care apps for your smartphone.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association. 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 95 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 related information, read "Avoid the Quacks: Choose the Best Health Apps" and "Do You Need a Travel Agent?" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.