WASHINGTON (7/3/08)--If a natural disaster strikes your community, can you lay your hands on items critical to your survival and move to safety within a few minutes? If not, one of the guests on this week’s H&FF Radio show talks about disaster preparedness and what you should have in your grab ‘n’ go box. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT on the Radio America 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. The Credit Union National Association (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 Web sites. Sunday’s 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:
* “How to Avoid Common Mistakes Most Investors Make,” with Paul Merriman, founder and director of Merriman Berkman Next, Seattle, Wash.; * “Divided We Fail,” with Lisa Davis, attorney and director of public education, AARP, Washington, D.C.; * “Estate Planning” with Mary Randolph, vice president of editorial, NOLO, Berkeley, Calif.; * “Disaster Preparedness,” with Joyce Cavanagh, associate professor and extension family economics specialist, Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and * Listener Q & A: Appealing property tax assessments; online shopping; private mortgage insurance--is it deductible?
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; Visa; and Western Corporate FCU and its member credit unions. For more information, read, “Patient Advocates Are on Your Side,” in Home & Family Resource Center.