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HandFF Radio guest explains todays credit crisis

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WASHINGTON (7/25/08)--One of Sunday’s H&FF Radio Show’s guests explains how we got into the current credit crisis, how it’s affected us as well as the credit card industry, and what steps we should take to dig out. 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:
* “Navigating the Veterans’ Benefits Maze,” with Shad Meshad, founder and president, National Veteran’s Foundation, Los Angeles; * “Investment Scams Targeting Baby Boomers’ Retirement Catch-Up Savings,” with Kelly Campbell, president/CEO, Campbell Wealth Management, Fairfax, Va.; * “Today’s Credit Crisis,” with Brad Stroh, founder and co-CEO, and Freedom Financial Network, San Mateo, Calif.; * “Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Credit or Debt Counselor,” with Sara Gottovi, staff attorney, Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Washington, D.C.; and * Host Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: The euro, auto dealership charges, today’s complex consumer marketplace, and how to start investing.
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 “Tough Times Series: Services, Sites Help Veterans Navigate Benefits Maze,” in Home & Family Resource Center.