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Some banks are paying homeowners to voluntarily leave their foreclosed homes. The new method is cheaper than an eviction, but real estate broker Richard Allen says neither side comes out on top. Eve Troeh reports.
The media have been reporting that the market seems to be leveling out. Tess Vigeland talks to economics editor Chris Farrell about how to react to this news and how to adjust your finances accordingly.
These days you can do just about anything online. But what if you could also get access to your confidential medical records? New York-Presbyterian Hospital just implemented an online system. Sally Herships reports.
Believe it or not, the IRS actually employs someone to watch out for the best interests of the taxpayer. On this week's "Day in the Work Life," we meet Nina Olson, a national taxpayer advocate.
For six years, Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Opdyke wrote a column about he and his wife's financial life. Now he's turned the experience into a book, "Financially Ever After." Tess Vigeland talks to the author about what couples can do to be open about money.
What does the classic game Monopoly teach us about the real world of mortgages, investing and taxes? Tess Vigeland finds out by playing the game with Brian Boles, a competitor in the 2009 National Monopoly Championships in Washington, D.C.