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Financial Literacy Week on IHandFF RadioI

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WASHINGTON (4/20/12)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program addresses Financial Literacy Week, bill-paying trends, buying a home, and obtaining a mortgage.

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:

  • "Financial Literacy Week." Debra Matz, chairman, National Credit Union Administration, Alexandria, Va., shares online resources to help consumers observe Financial Literacy Week.
  • "77 Million Americans Don't Pay on Time." Gail Cunningham, vice president of membership and public relations, National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Washington, D.C., explains how late bill payments can negatively affect your credit history.
  • "Know When to Buy a House." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., provides advice for deciding when to pursue homeownership.
  • "Mortgage Money, Good or Bad." Raymond Friday, senior vice president, Southern Trust Mortgage, Virginia Beach, Va., discusses the housing market and options for financing.
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 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, use the "What Will It Take to Pay Off My Balance?" calculator, read "Know When to Buy a House," and watch "Mortgages: Prequalification vs. Preapproval" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.