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H&FF Radio: Student Debt, College Entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON (4/26/13)--This week Home & Family Finance Radio goes back to school to help young people conquer student debt and make money.

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:

  • "Smart College Borrowing." Joe Orsolini, president, College Aid Planners Inc., Glen Ellyn, Ill., offers advice about when to borrow for college and whether it makes sense to dip in to retirement savings to pay for a child's education.
  • "Young, Vibrant, and Saddled With Debt." Seth Piccirillo, director of community development for the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., discusses his city's plan to attract young college graduates by helping them pay their student loans.
  • "Dorm Room Entrepreneurs." Laura Schaefer, a Madison, Wis., freelance writer, shares highlights from a recent story she wrote for MoneyMix, a Credit Union National Association microsite, about young people who launched their own businesses while still in school.
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; 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 "Parents: Borrow for Kids' College, Jeopardize Retirement" and "Giving Your Kids an Allowance (Or Not)" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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