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HandFF Radio Former gambler candid about online addiction
WASHINGTON (5/16/08)--Two of the guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show take an in-depth look at the costs of gambling and its effects on families. One, a former gambling addict, talks candidly about her debilitating habit and subsequent struggle to dig out. 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. 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:
* “How to Financially Prepare Your Child Before High-School Graduation,” with Caroline Lane, vice president of corporate development, CO-OP Network, Ontario, Calif.; * “Preparing Financially for a Possible Job Layoff,” with Jason Alderman, director of financial education, Visa USA, San Francisco; * “Consumer Federation of America Study Looks at Gambling: Recreation or Investment?” with Keith Whyte, executive director, National Council on Problem Gambling, Washington, D.C.; * “Hats and Eyeglasses: A Family Love Affair With Gambling,” with Martha Frankel, columnist and author of a memoir about gambling addiction, Woodstock, N.Y.; and * Paul Berry Answers Your Questions: Free debt reduction and credit counseling; avoiding credit card finance charges.
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read, “Tough Times Series: Negotiate Before Accepting Employer's Buyout Offer” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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