WASHINGTON (2/18/11)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program recognizes America Saves Week, which begins Sunday, by offering savings strategies for consumers. 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:
* “America Saves Week.” George Barany, director of financial education, Consumer Federation of America, and national organizer, America Saves, explains why America Saves is important and discusses the organization’s strategic initiatives, including wealth-building through homeownership and at work. * “Military Saves.” Charles Lowery, acting director, Military Saves, outlines goals of the program and shares financial strategies for military families facing deployment. * “Emergency Savings: Rebuilding This Must-Have.” Kim McGrigg, community manager, Money Management International, provides steps to follow to rebuild your emergency savings fund. * “Tax Time Savings Bond Campaign.” Joanna Smith-Ramani, director of strategy, D2D (Doorways to Dreams) Fund, explains how you can purchase a savings bond for two other people when you file your federal income tax return.
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, watch the “Use Direct Deposit and Automatic Transfers” video and use the “What’s It Worth to Cut Back My Spending?” calculator in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center