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Back-to-school budgeting on HandFF Radio

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WASHINGTON (8/5/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program covers back-to-school costs, the debt debate’s impact on investments, step-by-step retirement planning and disaster preparedness. The 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:
* “Does Your Back-to-School Budget Make the Grade?” Andrea Woroch, consumer-savings expert, Santa Barbara, Calif., offers back-to-school budgeting and savings advice. * “The Debt Debate and Your Finances.” Michael Farr, president, Farr, Miller & Washington, Washington, D.C., explains how the debt-ceiling debate could affect your personal finances and investments. * “10 Steps to Retirement Security.” Beau Ballinger, senior adviser for financial security and outreach, AARP, Washington, D.C., outlines a 10-step approach to help you successfully plan for retirement. * “Protecting Family and Finances from Disaster.” Joyce Cavanagh, associate professor and extension family economics specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University in College Station, discusses ways to prepare for natural disasters.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). 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 90 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 more information, read “Preserve Your Family’s Paper Trail: Replace and Safeguard Personal Records” and use the “How to Calculate Your Retirement Needs” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.