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HandFF Radio holiday tips--Giving spending saving
WASHINGTON (12/5/08)--The focus of this Sunday’s H&FF Radio show is about having a safe and affordable holiday. Topics covered include charitable giving, regifting, gift card do’s and don’ts, and how not to overspend. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EST 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. 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 websites. 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:
* “Click and Give: Contributing to Charities Online,” with Steve Delfin, executive director, National Credit Union Foundation, and chairman, America’s Charities, Washington, D.C.; * “Regifting: Gifts That Keep on Giving,” with Kim McGrigg, community manager, Money Management International, Denver; * “Holiday Giving: Cash vs. Gifts or Gift Cards,” with Eric Porter, executive vice president, Business Development and Marketing, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; * “Five Holiday Shopping Tips and Tools for Tough Times,” with Edgar Dworsky, consumer advocate and founder, ConsumerWorld.org and MousePrint.org, Boston; and * “Spendster.org and the Cost of Unnecessary Spending,” with Paul Golden, communications project manager, National Endowment for Financial Education, Greenwood Village, Colo.
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 “Retailers revive layaway to counter credit crunch” and “What Happens to Unused Gift Card Cash?” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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