Imagine finding hidden money you didn't know you had. During a special weeklong series of "Real Money" reports on "World News with Diane Sawyer," ABC's Paula Faris crisscrosses America in search of easy and inventive ways families can cash in by making small changes at home. "Real Money" week begins Monday, July 15.
The broadcast will cover the following topics:
The "Real Money" series gives viewers information they can apply to their own lives in tangible ways. Since launching the series last year "World News" has helped 16 families keep over $125,000 in their pockets. In March, "World News" profiled Joyce Ann Huston of Las Vegas who has been a musician her entire life - she is one of the 26% of Americans who say that they or a family member have struggled to pay medical bills in the last year. She owed $25,000, but after learning from "World News" about assistance programs available at not-for-profit hospitals she was able to reduce that bill by $18,000 ( Watch). In February, with the help of ABC News, one family learned they could lower their monthly prescription drug bill from $20,000.19 to $1,252.28 - saving them $18,747.91 ( Watch). And in January, "Real Money" saved the Barry family from Marshfield, MA $1,400 on their annual cell phone bill ( Watch).
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