Car care, school savings on H&FF Radio

WASHINGTON (10/26/12)--Are you in the 99% of drivers who don't maintain their cars properly? Are you using a 529 plan to save for your own or a family member's education? Do you believe cash is doomed?  Sunday's H&FF Radio had answers and solutions.
 
The show, which you also can hear later via the Internet, featured Paul Berry, Washington, D.C., journalist and broadcaster, discussing these topics with special guests:

  • "Keep Your Car Running." November is National Car Care Month. Pam Oakes, Fort Meyers, Fla., ASE-certified automotive technician and author of "Car Care for the Clueless: Successful Used-Car Buying 101," shares important automobile maintenance tips.
  • "529: As Important as 401(k)." Bridget Byron, Chicago, director of the College Savings Program at the Illinois State Treasurer's Office, says 529 plans, federal government's college savings plans, can be just as important as retirement plans.
  • "Money, Money, Money." David Wolman, Portland, Ore., author of "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society," says cash won't be around long in this world.
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 "Tough Times Series: 401(k) Loans Poach Nest Eggs" and "Seven Tips to Avoid Auto Breakdowns" in the Home & Family Finance Resource Center.

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