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iHandFF Radioi spotlights holiday hyperspeed shopping
WASHINGTON (11/18/11)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers holiday "hyperspeed" shopping, the return of layaway, money personalities, and elder financial abuse.

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:

  • "Shopping at Hyperspeed." Britt Beemer, chairman and founder, America's Research Group, Summerville, S.C., explains why holiday shoppers will be in "hyperspeed" mode on Black Friday.
  • "Layaway Makes a Comeback." Michelle Dosher, managing editor, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., discusses the resurgence of layaway plans at many stores.
  • "Your Money Personality." Dr. Kathleen Gurney, founder and CEO of Financial Psychology Corp., Sarasota, Fla., and author, "Your Money Personality: What It Is and How You Can Profit From It," shares what you can learn from understanding your financial habits.
  • "Shedding Light on Elder Abuse." Robert Blancato, national coordinator, Elder Justice Coalition, Washington, D.C., highlights warning signs of elder abuse and strategies to prevent it.
 

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 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 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 a Spending Plan for a Special Holiday" and "Identify Signs of Elder Financial Abuse" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.


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