H&FF Radio talks Medicare, Social Security/ September 1st, 2011
WASHINGTON (9/2/11)--Sunday's Home & Family Finance Radio program covers the future of Medicare and Social Security, benefits open enrollment season, dorm decorating, and the financial impact of chronic illness. 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:
- "Will Medicare and Social Security Be There When You Need Them?" Fred Claridge, senior care expert and director, Certified Senior Guidance Association, and senior advocate, Las Vegas, discusses the outlook for Medicare and Social Security.
- "Three Ways to Save on Items That Blow Your Budget." Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert, author, and financial literacy advocate, Santa Fe, N.M., explains how signing up for certain underused benefits during open enrollment can help you save on out-of-pocket health care, commuter, and dependent-care expenses.
- "Win One-Year Tuition, Up to $50,000, in 'Show Off Your College Pad' Contest." Kelley Edwards, design expert, HGTV's "Design on a Dime," New York, provides advice for finding deals on back-to-school essentials and decorating dorm rooms on a budget. She also encourages students to enter the contest by Sept. 7. Students can upload original photos of their decorated dorms to ebay.com/gearup or facebook.com/ebay for a chance to win a year of paid tuition.
- "Chronic Illness: Toll on Family Finances and Relationships." Marta Trinkl, producer, H&FF Radio, Washington, D.C., highlights some of the financial and personal effects of dealing with a chronic illness.