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HandFF Radio talks credit cards back-to-school expenses

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WASHINGTON (8/10/12)--On Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program, listeners heard the latest on credit card surcharges and cards for returning students, and learn about  back-to-school bargains.

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:

  • "Best Cards for Back to School." Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO,, Arlington, Va., discusses students' wisest card selections.
  • "Seven Ways to Avoid Paying Plastic Surcharges." Andrea Woroch, a nationally recognized consumer expert at Kinoli Inc., Windsor, Colo., reveals ways to beat surcharges and save money through smart shopping.
  • "Back to School Shopping Trends." Trae Bodge, senior editor,, Austin, Texas, shares per-child school shopping statistics, advice and details about his organization's online coupons.
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 "Senioritis: Expect Big Expenses for High-School Seniors" and watch "Debit vs. Credit" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.