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On H&FF Radio: Personal Toll Of Sequestration, 7 Financial Warnings
WASHINGTON (3/16/13)--It was danger ahead on H&FF Radio, as Sunday's show digs into sequestration's impact on average Americans and seven signs your family's finances are on the brink of ruin.

In this episode, which you can listen to on the Internet, host Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discusses these topics with special guests:

  • "HSA Highlights." Mark Baker, health savings account specialist, UnitedHealthcare's Golden Rule Insurance Co., Indianapolis, broke down HSAs: what they are, their tax benefits, why they're increasingly popular, and how to acquire one.
  • "The Personal Cost of Sequestration." Dr. Barbara O'Neill, a personal finance professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., explained the impact the federal government's austerity measures could have on family budgets and how to prepare for it.
  • "Seven Financial Warning Signs." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association, Madison, Wis., said routine overdraft charges and arguments about money are warning signs your family's financial ship is headed for an iceberg.
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 related information, read "March Financial Fitness Challenge--7 Financial Warning Signs You Can't Ignore" and "Fast Fact: Average Money Mistake Price Tag: $23,000" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.
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