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HandFF Radio guest explains shared branching benefits

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WASHINGTON (7/18/08)--Recent natural disasters have left many victims not only homeless, but clueless as to how to manage day-to-day finances. These and other scenarios represent the opportunity for--and benefits of--shared branching, and one of Sunday’s H&FF Radio show guests explains how. 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 Web sites. 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:
* “Put Low-Cost Fresh Veggies on Your Table: Listener Best Money Management Tip,” with Susan Tiffany, director of personal finance information for adults, CUNA's Center for Personal Finance, Madison, Wis.; * “Investing for Retirement? Don’t Forget to Replenish Your Portfolio With Its Returns,” with Eric Sheerin, financial adviser and registered financial consultant, Barber Financial Group, Lenexa, Kan.; * “What is Shared Branching?” with Craig Beach, senior vice president marketing and business development, Co-op Shared Branching, Duluth, Ga.; * Seven Questions to Ask Before Buying a Condo or Co-Op Insurance Policy,” with Ethan Ewing, president, Bills.com, San Mateo, Calif.; and * Host Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: Credit card loss protection insurance, reducing debt quickly, home equity loans with no closing costs, rent-to-own.
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, “401(k) Fees: Know What You're Paying, What You're Getting,” in Home & Family Resource Center.