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Military Family Finance, Lavish Lifestyles On H&FF Radio

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WASHINGTON (2/25/13)--Helping military families save, signs you're living beyond your means, and a roundup of the best advice from 125 accountants were all up for discussion on Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program.

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

  • "Military Saves Week." Andia Dinesen, manager of the Department of Defense's Financial Readiness Campaign's Military Saves, Washington D.C., discussed the Feb. 25 to March 2 social-media campaign encouraging military families to save money automatically every month.
  • "Living Beyond Your Means." New York Times best-selling author and host of the National Geographic Channel's reality show "Turnaround King," Grant Cardone, Miami Beach, Fla., shared telltale signs your lifestyle is unsustainable.
  • "Save Wisely, Spend Happily." Sharon Lechter, a certified public accountant and financial literacy spokesperson for the American Institute of CPAs, Washington D.C., divulged some of the advice she collected from 125 CPAs for the new book "Save Wisely, Spend Happily," published to mark the AICPA's 125th anniversary.
Home & Family Finance is a resource center for personal finance information at Credit Union National Association. 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 "February Financial Fitness Challenge--Reset Your Money Cycle" and "Do You Need a Financial Plan?" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.