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HandFF Radio How to save buy insurance build credit
WASHINGTON (8/13/10)--Sunday's Home and Family Finance Radio program presents advice about insurance coverage for young singles, how to save at any age, ways to build good credit to achieve goals such as buying a car or a home, and how to complain to get results from an unsatisfactory transaction. The 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:
* “Insurance Coverage Single People Should Consider.” Loretta Worters, vice president communications, Insurance Information Institute, New York, covers what 30-somethings need to know about auto, home, life, health, disability, and long-term care insurance, and what affects cost and availability for this stage of life. * “How to Save at Any Age: Tips for People in Their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s+.” Bill Losey, certified financial planner, senior adviser, and retirement coach, Wilton, N.Y., reviews savings targets for each decade leading to retirement and explains why--given longer life expectancies and the economy--saving should begin as early as possible. * “The ABCs of Building Credit.” Gail Cunningham, vice president public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Silver Spring, Md., shares ways anyone, including recent college graduates, can build good credit to achieve their life dreams. * “Complain for Results.” Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., outlines the steps consumers can take to achieve customer satisfaction when a deal, service, or purchase is unsatisfactory.
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; 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 more information, read “June Financial Fitness Challenge--Complain for Results” and view the “Build Your Best Credit Score” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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