WASHINGTON (7/31/09)--Parents and their recent college graduates are the subject of one of this week’s H&FF Radio guests, who shares tips on getting out of the parents’ house and into a career. Other guests give advice about back-to-school shopping and how the current economy has changed that annual ritual. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT 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:
* “Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays,” with Verenda Smith, manager, administration and policy, Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, D.C.; * “Seven Steps to Getting Out of Your Parents’ House and Into a Career: A Guide for Recent College Graduates,” with Robin Fisher Roffer, author of “The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You’re the Only One Like You,” and CEO, Big Fish Marketing, Los Angeles, Calif.; * “Back-to-School and Back-to-College Shopping Surveys,” with Ellen Davis, vice president, National Retail Federation of America, Washington, D.C.; * “Nine Reasons to Choose a Vacation Rental Home,” with Christine Karpinski, author and director of owner community, HomeAway, Austin, Texas; and * Your Questions Answered.
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; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, listen to “Postcollege Life Requires Financial Transition” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.