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Financial Literacy Month, Tax Advice On H&FF Radio
WASHINGTON (4/8/13)--Home & Family Finance Radio Sunday celebrated Financial Literacy Month, a holiday that actually can save you money, and delves into last-gasp tax savings before the April 15 filing deadline.

The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, featured Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "Celebrating Financial Literacy Month." Susan Sharkey, director of the High School Financial Planning Program and the National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, explained the importance of financial literacy and why setting aside a month to highlight its relevance to consumers' lives is a good idea.
  • "Financial Literacy Can Make You Money." Entrepreneur and author Patrick Bet-David, author of "The Next Perfect Storm" and founder of the financial-education advocacy group People Helping People, Woodland Hills, Calif., shared why he made improving the financial literacy of regular Americans his personal crusade and offered advice on how to earn more money.
  • "Last Second Tax Saving Tips." With the tax deadline a week away, an editor from Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Washington D.C., offered ways to avoid surprises from the expired 2011 tax breaks, as well as discussed money to be saved on medical bills and using one's home to lower the tax bill.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at 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 more than 95 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 related information, read "April Financial Fitness Challenge--Gotta Have It? Check Impulse Spending" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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