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HandFF Radio discusses surviving a job layoff
WASHINGTON (4/22/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program explains how to deal with a layoff, run a financial stress test, save money at the pharmacy, and understand payroll cards. 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:
* “Surviving a Job Layoff: Impact on Relationships.” Scott and Bethany Palmer, financial counselors and authors, “First Comes Love, Then Comes Money,” Colorado Springs, Colo., discuss how to handle the financial and emotional strain of a layoff. * “Run a Financial Stress Test.” Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., suggests conducting a financial stress test to clarify budget priorities. * “A Tough Pill to Swallow: Wasted Money at the Pharmacy.” Dr. Steven Miller, senior vice president and chief medical officer, Express Scripts, St. Louis, shares advice for saving money on prescriptions and other health-care expenses. * “Payroll Cards: Are Employees Treated Fairly?” Lauren Saunders, managing attorney, National Consumer Law Center, Washington, D.C., outlines core principles to help ensure that payroll cards offer a fair, safe and convenient way to deliver wages to employees.
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 “Run a Financial Stress Test” and “Get Back in the Game After Losing a Job” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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