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H&FF Radio: Protect Credit Score, Prevent Child ID Theft

August 15, 2013

WASHINGTON (8/16/20)--Learn how to prevent ageism, protect your children and avoid trashing your credit score with this week's Home & Family Finance Radio.

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:

  • "Protecting Seniors From Discrimination." Cristina Martin-Firvida, director of financial security and consumer affairs at AARP, Washington, D.C., explains why her organization supports a new bill in Congress to fight age discrimination.
  • "Six Credit Habits to Avoid." Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Madison, Wis., outlines six slam-dunk ways to trash your credit score.
  • "Identity Thefts Targeting Children." Ross Kenneth Urken, an editor for the financial website TheStreet.com, New York, details how to protect your children from identity thieves.

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 95 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 "Child ID Theft: When Ignorance Isn't Bliss" and "Six Slam-Dunk Ways to Trash Your Credit Score."

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