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Survive holidays on budget with H&FF Radio

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WASHINGTON (12/26/12)--Last Sunday's H&FF Radio prepared listeners for the holidays with party, charitable giving, and shopping tips.

The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, features Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussed these topics with special guests:

  • "Holiday Party Survival Guide." Andrea Woroch, consumer expert, Kinoli Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., advised party hosts and guests about gift-giving and more.
  • "Seasonal Giving." Mark Bergel, founder and executive director of A Wider Circle, Silver Spring, Md., suggested end-of-year charitable giving strategies.
  • "10 Reasons to Give Cards." Kendal Perez, marketing coordinator, Kinoli Inc., Fort Collins, Colo., and a self-confessed shopaholic and bargain hunter, weighed in on the pros and cons of giving gift cards.
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 related information, read "Holiday alert: Steer clear of CyberScrooge" and "Create a Spending Plan for a Special Holiday" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.