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HandFF Radio Consumer tips for military personnel
WASHINGTON (9/25/09)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio show includes two segments targeted at military personnel, covering auto insurance and overdraft protection programs. Other experts tackle tax help for older individuals and online resources for consumers. 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. A special welcome is extended to WELW AM 1330 in Cleveland, Ohio, which airs Home & Family Finance on Sundays 3-4 p.m. ET. 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:
* “Federal Citizen Information Center: Consumer Resources Online,” with Teresa Nasif, director, U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Citizen Information Center, Washington, D.C.; * “10 Things You need to Know About Auto Insurance for Military Personnel,” with Ethan Ewing, president, Bills.com, San Mateo, Calif.; * “Non-Sufficient Funds and Overdraft Protection Programs at Military Financial Institutions,” with Marocco Roberts, captain first class, and banking and credit union liaison officer, U.S. Army, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.; * “Tax Help for the Elderly,” with Bonnie Speedy, national director, AARP Tax-Aide and vice president, AARP Foundation, Washington, D.C.; and * “Prize-linked Savings Programs: Is This the Incentive You Need?” with Chris Day, senior vice president, Marketing, NUnion CU, Lansing, Mich.
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 the country worldwide. For more information, read “Tough Times Series: Services, Sites Help Veterans Navigate Benefits Maze” in Plan It: Retire Ready Toolkit.
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