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Elections impact smartphone shopping on HandFF Radio

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WASHINGTON (11/9/12)--H&FF Radio this past Sunday discussed the elections' impact on investing, how to cope with the end of the payroll tax holiday, and holiday shopping trends.

The show, which also can be heard later via the Internet, featured Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "Election Results Impacts." Robert Stammers, director of investor education, CFA Institute, New York, told listeners that consumer confidence and the housing market are up and discusses developing or fine-tuning investment portfolios.
  • "Payroll Tax Holiday Ends." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., suggested carpooling, refinancing car and home loans, and other tactics to make up for the loss of this modest windfall.
  • "Holidays Go Mobile." Rojeh Azanesian, vice president of marketing and analytics,, Los Angeles, shared holiday-shopping survey results showing that more people plan to shop via smartphone.
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 listeners 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 "Price-to-Earnings Ratios Reflect Market Sentiment" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.