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Financial Planning Week can jump-start family finances
WASHINGTON (10/2/09)--Balance your checkbook. Develop your holiday spending plan. Start a savings account for your child. Get your estate in order. All these are ways to celebrate Financial Planning Week, Oct. 5-11, and one of the guests on this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show shares many more tips to put your best plan forward. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT 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. 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:
* “Financial Planning Week: Why It’s Important to You and Your Family,” with Ken McDonnell, program director, Employee Benefit Research Institute/American Savings Education Council, Washington, D.C.; * “I Will Teach You to Be Rich,” with Ramit Sethi, founder and writer of Iwillteachyoutoberich.com, and co-founder of PBwiki, San Francisco, Calif.; * “Technology Trends at Your Bank or Credit Union,” with Kathy Herziger-Snider, vice president, product development, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and * “Payday Lending, Usury Laws, and Statutory Sleight of Hand,” with Christopher Peterson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
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, also known as 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, see “Tough Times Series: Payday Borrowing Pokes a Hole in Your Pocket” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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