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Radio guest offers small biz start-up tips

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WASHINGTON (4/10/09)--High unemployment and massive layoffs are steering many Americans toward starting a small business. Do your homework, and think “future” before you take the plunge, according to one of the guests on Sunday’s H&FF Radio show. Home & Family Finance airs Sundays at 3 p.m. EDT 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. The Credit Union National Association (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. Sunday’s 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:
* “Turning Points--Think ‘Future’ when Starting a Business,” with Susan Tiffany, director, personal finance information for adults, Center for Personal Finance, CUNA, Madison, Wis.; * “Sustainable Home Ownership: Future Role of Government,” with Lisa Ransom, vice president of federal affairs, Center for Responsible Lending, Washington, D.C.; * “Low-Income and Minority Financial Services Concerns,” with Stephanie Bittner, consumer credit counselor, and National Foundation for Credit Counseling’s “Counselor of the Year,” Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley, Philadelphia; and * “Credit Card Reform,” with April Brenslaw, director, consumer regulations, Office of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
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; Western Corporate FCU (WesCorp) and its member credit unions; and the Defense Credit Union Council and member credit unions, serving those who serve the country worldwide. For more information, read “Make the Move to Small-Business Ownership” in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.