WASHINGTON (11/19/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program provides ideas for managing holiday shopping and spending, including suggestions from “Good Morning America” contributor Lee Woodruff. 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:
* “Penny-Pinching Consumers Jumping On the Prepaid Cellphone Bandwagon.” Sam Simon, senior fellow, New Millennium Research Council, Washington, D.C., explains why many consumers are likely to switch to a no-contract or prepaid cellphone when their current cellphone early cancellation penalty period ends. * “What Every Parent Should Have in Their ‘Box of Tricks’ to Survive the Holidays!” Lee Woodruff, lifestyle and family contributor, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” New York, offers advice for reducing holiday stress and teaching your children about the importance of giving. * “Get the Best Holiday Shopping Customer Service.” Tim Houlne, CEO, Working Solutions, Dallas, discusses how consumers can avoid and find solutions to common holiday customer-service problems. * “Holiday Season Shopping Expectations.” Stefanie Henson, senior research analyst, Morpace, Pontiac, Mich., shares research revealing what you can expect during the holiday shopping season, both in stores and online.
Home & Family Finance 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. 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 “Smart Spending Puts Holiday Shoppers in Control of Cart” and listen to “Free Holiday Planner Helps Budget, Track, and Adjust Spending” in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center