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College Savings, School Shopping On H&FF Radio
WASHINGTON (8/9/20)--This week, Home & Family Finance Radio prepares for the first day of school, serving up advice for college savings and savvy back-to-school shopping. Sunday's show also explains how to fix mistakes on your credit report.
 
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:
  • Tips for College Savings. Bill Hardekopf, CEO of the credit card-comparison website LowCards.com, Birmingham, Ala., outlines cost-saving measures for college including credit union cards, payment options for tuition, and 529 plans.
  • Back-to-School Shopping. Rojeh Avanesian, vice president of marketing and analytics, pricegrabber.com, Los Angeles, dishes on what school supplies are essential and which ones you can skip.
  • How to Fix Your Credit Score. Robert Maynard, CEO of identity theft protection company LifeLock, Tempe, Ariz., details how to remove incorrect data from your credit record.
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 "Amid Rising Costs, Families Pay Less for College" and "Senioritis: Expect Big Expense for High-School Seniors." 
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