Monday, June 8, 2009

Energy expert shares summer road-trip tips

WASHINGTON (6/5/09)--Planning a summer road trip? This week's H&FF Radio show lineup of guests includes an energy expert with timely vacation tips to boost your fuel efficiency—just as gasoline prices are starting to soar again.

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:

"Fuel Efficiency Tips for Your Summer Road Trip," with Kateri Callahan, president, Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, D.C.;

"Making the Golden Years Golden: Sources of Information to Guide You In Making the Right Decisions for Living Better, Healthier, Independently, and Stress Free," with Dr. Eva Mor, epidemiologist and specialist in gerontology and health-care management, New York;

"Recession Puts You at Increased Risk of Being Duped by Pyramid/Ponzi Schemes," with Sally Greenberg, executive director, National Consumers League, Washington, D.C.; and

Your Questions Answered: Roof-top luggage carriers and gas mileage; income tax and your 401(k) contributions; and Fannie or Freddie--do they hold your mortgage?

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 our country worldwide.

For more information, read "How You Drive = What You Spend on Gas," and listen to "Investment Scams Targeting Baby Boomers' Retirement Savings" in Home & Family Finance Resource Center.

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