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HandFF Radio New rules for mortgages and financial regulation

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WASHINGTON (7/30/10)--Sunday's H&FF Radio program presents information about what new mortgage rules mean for home buyers and those looking to refinance, how the new financial regulation bill affects consumers, and other money management topics. 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:
* ”How Financially Literate Are Students Entering College?” Mary Jane Kabaci, Ph.D. candidate, consumer economics and financial education, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., describes what students need to know and what they actually do know. * ”The New Rules for Mortgages.” Dale Siegel, attorney, college instructor, and president of Circle Mortgage Group, White Plains, N.Y., covers what interest rate your credit score will actually purchase, how much income you must show when applying for a mortgage, and whether or not now is a good time to refinance. * ”What Impact Will the New Financial Regulation Bill Have on You?” Gerri Detweiler, author and credit expert,, Sarasota, Fla., answers questions about new consumer protections, the significance of the new bill, and what listeners need to know about how it’s going to change the way they—and financial institutions—do business. * ”Save Water, Save Money.” Ken Hair, vice president, engineering and new product development, Water Pik, Ft. Collins, Colo., provides information about the latest technologies aimed to provide both conservation and high performance, easy water saving tips that can affect your utility bill, and where to get more information.
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, read "Create Financial Checklist to Ease Transition to College" and view the “Refinancing Your Mortgage” video in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.