WASHINGTON (9/17/10)--Sunday’s H&FF Radio program provides guidance for staying out of budget trouble, preparing for a disaster, and understanding the liability and fraud protections associated with your debit or credit card. 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:
* “Stay Off the Budget Trouble D List.” Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., outlines the five behaviors that can sabotage a budget and offers advice for getting your finances back on track. * “Are You Prepared to Survive a Disaster?” Laura Howe, vice president, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C., discusses necessary steps to take before, during, and after an emergency or natural disaster. * “Debit and Credit Card Liability/Protection From Fraud.” Jennifer Kerry, vice president, credit issuer processing, CO-OP Financial Services, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., explains liability rules for lost or stolen cards and fraud control features built into the card authorization system.
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, read “Stay Off the Budget Trouble D List” and “Preserve Your Family’s Paper Trail” and watch the “Debit vs. Credit” and “Guard Your Plastic Cards” videos in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center