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HandFF Radio covers holiday shopping gift-giving
WASHINGTON (12/9/11)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program is set to discuss holiday spending trends, money management for unmarried couples, meaningful gift-giving, and universal home design.

The show, which can also be accessed post broadcast via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing the following topics with special guests:

  •  "Shopping at Hyperspeed." Britt Beemer, chairman and founder, America's Research Group, Summerville, S.C., recaps Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping trends and tells what to expect in the new year.
  • "Money Without Matrimony." Debra Neiman, certified financial planner, Arlington, Mass., explains how cohabiting couples can obtain financial security.
  • "It's the Thought That Counts." Rob Severson, financing coach and author of "Connecting Peace, Purpose, and Prosperity: A Survival Guide and Memoir," Deep Haven, Minn., shares why a thoughtful gift means more than an expensive one.
  • "Benefits of Universal Design." Dustin Struckmeyer, interior design instructor, Madison College, Madison, Wis., highlights the importance of universal design for your physical and financial health.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at the Credit Union National Association (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.

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 website.

For more information, use the link below to read "Create a Spending Plan for a Special Holiday," "Smart Spending Puts Holiday Shoppers in Control of Cart," and "Universal Design Makes Home Comfortable for All" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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