WASHINGTON (1/16/09)--It’s crunch time for parents of college students. If you haven’t applied for student loans, this week’s H&FF Radio show features a guest who explains what to do and when. 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:
* “Apply NOW for Federal Student Loans,” with Anne Barton, regional director for business development, National Student Loan Program, Lincoln, Neb.; * “Organize Your Finances for the Year,” with Jason Alderman, director, issues management, VISA USA, San Francisco, Calif.; * “Shopping Secrets to Save You Big,” with Sue Perry, deputy editor, Consumer Reports’ “ShopSmart,” Yonkers, N.Y.; * “Green Savings: Save Money, Save the Planet,” with Ethan Ewing, president, Bills.com San Mateo, Calif.; and * “Listener Q&A.”
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 our country worldwide. For more information, read “Paying for Graduate School” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.