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Consumer expert offers tips to pay off holiday debt
WASHINGTON (1/9/09)--A nationally recognized consumer expert shares valuable tips on paying off holiday debt on this week’s H&FF Radio show. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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. Home and Family Finance welcomes KWKA AM 680, Clovis, N.M. As of Dec. 29, KWKA began airing H&FF Radio on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. MT. 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:
* “What to Do When Your Income Decreases,” with Catherine Williams, vice president of financial literacy, Money Management International, Chicago; * “Credit Card Reform,” with Gerri Detweiler, consumer advocate and credit adviser, credit.com, Sarasota, Fla.; * “Going Green With Financial Transactions,” with Caroline Lane, senior vice-president, business development and marketing, Co-op Network, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and * “Pay Off Holiday Debt,” with Jean Chatzky, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and motivational speaker, Westchester, N.Y.
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 (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 “Tough Times Series: Steps Before, During Layoff Make It Easier to Cope” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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