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HandFF Radio Financial stress spills over to workplace
WASHINGTON (4/18/08)--Workers hard-hit by financial pressures sometimes can’t help but bring those problems to the workplace. One of the guests on this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show explains how employers are affected, and what can be done to help financially distressed workers. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America 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 & Family Finance Radio welcomes KWDJ AM 1360 in Los Angeles, which is now airing the show each Sunday at 5 p.m. PT with a rebroadcast on Saturdays at 2 p.m. PT. 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:
* “Summer Vacation Tips That Save You Money,” with Elizabeth Kiss, extension specialist for family resource management, Department of Consumer Science and Retailing, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; * “Fraud Protection at Your Bank or Credit Union,” with Bill Freer, risk manager, Co-op Financial Services, Ontario, Calif.; * “Financial Stress: How It Affects Employees in the Workplace,” with Dr. Tom Garman, president, Personal Finance Employee Education Foundation (personalfinancefoundation.org), Summerfield, Fla.; * “Patient Advocates,” with Meg Gaines, clinical professor of law, and founder and director, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; and * Listener Q & A--Debt counseling; tips to save extra cash; protecting Social Security numbers; and teens’ first credit accounts.
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, makers of cheddar cheese; Visa; and WesCorp. For more information, read “Research, Plan and Budget for That Special Vacation” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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