WASHINGTON (8/21/09)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio show includes financial experts offering timely consumer tips including gaining control over household cash flow, spotting a “deal” that really isn’t, outsmarting investment fraud, and buying a used car--with caution. 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:
* “Get Your Bucks in a Row: Gain Control Over Household Cash Flow,” with Sue Perry, deputy editor, ShopSmart magazine, sister publication of Consumer Reports, New York; * “When is a Deal NOT a Deal?” with Madeleine Greene, accredited financial counselor, co-author of “Best Little Money Book,” and retired family and consumer science professor, University of Maryland, College Park; * “Tricks of the Trade: Outsmarting Investment Fraud,” with John Gannon, president, FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Washington, D.C.; * “The Used Car Buyer’s CSI,” with Larry Gamache, director of communications, CARFAX, Centreville, Va.; and * Your Questions Answered: Save money on college textbooks; when to get free credit reports; and overdraft protection fees.
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, also known as 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, read “Avoid Falling Prey to a Ponzi Scheme” in Plan It: Retire Ready Toolkit