WASHINGTON (3/25/11)--Sunday’s Home & Family Finance (H&FF) Radio program examines the future of retirement and ways to shop smart and save on taxes. 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:
* “Retirement Planning in Uncertain Times.” Dr. John Migliaccio, director of research, Met Life Mature Market Institute, Westport, Conn., discusses retirement differences between women and men and how retirement will change in the future. * “Retirement Confidence Survey.” Dr. Craig Copeland, senior research associate, Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), Washington, D.C., reports about EBRI’s recent survey that again shows workers and their families to be “not very” confident in their retirement plans. * “4 Ways to Shop Smarter.” Sue Perry, deputy editor of Shop Smart magazine from the publishers of Consumer Reports, Yonkers, N.Y., reveals ways to use technology to be a better shopper, * “Tax-Savings Tips: Employee Benefits That Save You Money.” Manisha Thakor, personal finance author and founder of the Women's Financial Literacy Initiative, Santa Fe, N.M., encourages taking full advantage of employee benefits for healthcare, dependent care, and flexible spending accounts.
H&FF 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. H&FF 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 H&FF 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 “How to Calculate Your Retirement Needs” and “Your Tax Bracket Tells Just Part of the Story” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center