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Experts tips save money--even on health care

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WASHINGTON (9/18/09)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio Show is all about saving money, with experts giving listeners valuable advice about cutting health care costs, keeping fear out of the financial decision equation, understanding who’s responsible for paying a deceased relative’s debts, and handling frugality. 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:
* “Is Fear Stopping You From Making Financial Decisions?” With Laura Rowley, Yahoo! Finance columnist and author of Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life, Chicago, Ill.; * “10 Ways to Save on Health Care,” with Ethan Ewing, president, Bills.com, San Mateo, Calif.; * “Are You Responsible for Your Deceased Relative’s Debts?” with Quisaira Whitney, attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.; and * “Extreme Frugality: Can You Handle It?” with Karen McCall, founder and president, Financial Recovery Institute, San Francisco, Calif.
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 our country worldwide. For more information, read “Tips to Cut Health Care Costs” in Plan It: Retire Ready Toolkit.