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Security expert How to safely discard electronics

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WASHINGTON (9/4/09)--Don’t toss out personal electronic equipment with account numbers and other sensitive information. Learn how to safely discard these devices--and protect yourself from identity theft--on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show. 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:
* “Gadgets That Help You Use and Conserve Water Wisely,” with Stacy Bass, utilities department public relations officer, and manager of education and outreach programs, Mesa, Ariz.; * “Saving for College,” with Jason Alderman, director, issues management, Visa USA, San Francisco, Calif.; * “The Secrets of Money: A Guide for Everyone on Practical Financial Literacy,” with Braun Mincher, entrepreneur and author, Fort Collins, Colo.; * “Identity Theft and Safely Discarding Your Personal Electronic Equipment,” with Jim Stickley, founder, chief technical officer and vice president of engineering, TraceSecurity, San Diego, Calif.; and * Your Questions Answered: Simple ways to save gas, laddering certificates of deposit, and selecting a credit counselor.
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 “Higher Credit Scores More Apt to See ID Theft” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.