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H&FF Radio: Early Literacy, Career Prep And Budget Readiness
WASHINGTON (7/19/13)--This week's Home & Family Finance Radio looks at the significance of preparation--whether for learning, job hunting, or budgeting.
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:
  • "Volunteer First, Work Later." Linda Zugec, managing director at The Workforce Consultants, a network of human resource consultants in New York City, talks about the benefits of volunteering now to prepare for future employment.
  • "Poll Shows Consumers Misunderstand Budget Goals." Gail Cunningham, vice president of membership and public relations for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Washington, D.C., shares results of a recent NFCC poll indicating that consumers mistakenly think budgets restrict their financial options rather than make options possible.
  • "Making Kids Learn to Read at Third-Grade Level." Patrick Corvington, senior fellow with The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Washington, D.C., discusses the organization's efforts to close the gap in reading achievement that separates many low-income students from their peers and to ensure that all children have an opportunity to meet those higher standards.
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 "Uneven Income Calls for Proactive Money Strategies" and "The Time Has Come...To Get a Job" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.

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