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HandFF Radio examines credit score rules
WASHINGTON (12/21/11)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program addresses new credit scoring rules, ways to save on college textbooks, credit restrictions for stay-at-home spouses, and "money types."

This is a rebroadcast of an earlier H&FF Radio program.

The show, which also can be heard later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "New Rules on Credit Scoring Explained." Kim McGrigg, community manager, Money Management International, Denver, highlights key changes to credit scoring.
  • "11 Intelligent Ways to Save on Textbooks Without the Bookstore." Andrea Woroch, consumer savings expert, Santa Ana, Calif., shares ideas for saving money on textbooks--none of which include shopping at the college bookstore.
  • "New Credit Restrictions for Stay-at-Home Spouses." Michael Edwards, senior assistant general counsel, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Washington, D.C., discusses new ability-to-pay requirements that could affect nonworking spouses.
  • "Crazy About Money: What Kind of Money Type Are You?" Dr. Maggie Baker, clinical psychologist, Philadelphia, explains how understanding your "money type" can help you create better financial habits.
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 sponsored 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 "Create Financial Checklist to Ease Transition to College" and "Stay-at-Home Spouses Face Credit Restrictions" and watch the "Build Your Best Credit Score" and "Becoming Creditworthy" videos in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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