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HandFF Radio Save on holiday shopping gift-giving
WASHINGTON (12/10/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program covers holiday shopping tips, National Regifting Day, consumer spending, and financial service fee increases. 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:
* “Holiday Shopping Tips to Get the Best Value.” Tanveer Jafri, marketing manager, The Company Store, La Crosse, Wis., has advice to help you plan ahead for purchases and stick to your budget. * “National Regifting Day.” Kim McGrigg, community manager, Money Management International, Denver, suggests having a regifting party on Dec. 16 to celebrate National Regifting Day. * “Consumers Intend to Spend More This Holiday Season Than Last, Says Survey.” Mike Schenk, vice president, economics and statistics, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., discusses survey results indicating that consumers plan to spend more this holiday season than in 2009. * “Don’t Get Trapped in ‘Fee Frenzy’ This Holiday Season.” Adam Levin, founder and chairman, Credit.com and IdentityTheft911.com, New York, explains how lenders are finding novel ways to charge you additional fees on insurance, minimum payments, and prepaid cards.
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 “Smart Spending Puts Holiday Shoppers in Control of Cart” and use the “Keep Your Checkbook Up-to-Date” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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