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Financial literacy, elder abuse on H&FF Radio
WASHINGTON (12/31/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covered financial literacy, college financing and elder financial abuse. This past week's show was a rebroadcast and was recorded at the Montana Credit Union Network's 75th annual convention and expo in Billings, Mont.

The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, featured Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "Financial Literacy." Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) discussed the importance of financial literacy in today's economy.
  • "Paying for College." Tracie Kenyon, president/CEO, Montana Credit Union Network, Helena, Mont., shared strategies to save and pay for your child's college education.
  • "Elder Financial Abuse." Denise Armstrong, executive director, Big Sky Senior Services, Billings, Mont., explained how to recognize and prevent elder financial abuse.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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 90 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 "Paying for Your Child's Higher Education," "Private Student Loans Can Help Fill the Gap," and "Elders Are Easy Targets for Scams" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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