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H&FF Radio: How To Talk About Death And Finances
WASHINGTON (6/21/13)--This week Home & Family Finance Radio tells you how college-bound freshmen should spend their summers, and helps prepare you for difficult conversations about money and death.

In this episode, which you can listen to on the Internet, host Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discusses these topics with special guests:

  • "10 Tips for Incoming Freshmen." Jeremy Hyman, co-author of a weekly education column for US News and World Reports and the "The Professors' Guide Series" of books, Fayetteville, Ark., shares steps college-bound students can take this summer to prepare for their first semester of higher education.
  • "Aging, Finances, and Candor." Ted Beck, president of the National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, points out that seven of 10 adults in the U.S. say they have difficulty communicating with aging family members about their financial decisions. Beck offers advice about how to approach this crucial subject.
  • "The Most Difficult Conversation." Samira Beckwith, CEO of Hope HealthCare Services, Fort Meyers, Fla., talks about "end of life etiquette" and how to speak with dying friends and family members.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association. 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 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 "Two Surveys Show That Americans Need Financial Overhaul" and "Elders Are Easy Targets for Scams" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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