WASHINGTON (3/13/09)--Today’s economy calls for an arsenal of personal finance tools and knowledge. Sunday’s H&FF Radio show hosts guests with timely tips about how to: save money with low-cost landscaping, take advantage of energy saving and vehicle-buying tax incentives, and keep your cool when faced with the dreaded pink slip. 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:
* “Energy Saving Tax Incentives in New Economic Stimulus Bill,” with Ronnie Kweller, deputy director, communications, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, D.C.; * “Landscape Your Home to Save Energy and Money,” with Lani Macrae, energy star director of communications, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.; * “Will Vehicle-Buying Tax Incentives Get You Back in the Showroom?” with Eric Hoffman, spokesman, Americans Well-Informed on Automobile Retailing (AWARE), Washington, D.C.; * “Keep Your Head When Facing Job Loss,” with Susan Tiffany, director of personal finance information for adults, Credit Union National Association’s Center for Personal Finance; and * “Listener Q&A: Smarter shopping saves money; provisions in existing tax law can help you save on your 2008 return; and one elder’s thoughts on identity theft.
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; Western Corporate FCU, also known as WesCorp, and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, read “Don’t Miss Out on Tax Breaks” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center