ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis, Linzie Janis and Dave Zinczenko Report on Americans' Top Financial Priorities and Find Solutions
"World News with Diane Sawyer" presents a new "Real Money" series featuring an exclusive poll released today on ABCNews.com. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis, Linzie Janis and Dave Zinczenko report on the results - working Americans' biggest financial challenges - and speak with experts who provide a blueprint on how make more money, cut back and save. The broadcast will report from Cincinnati, OH; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Miami, FL. "Real Money" runs Monday, January 20 through Wednesday, January 22.
"Real Money Roadmap" poll: http://abcn.ws/1mke3Zq
The broadcast will cover the following topics:
Monday: ABC News Chief Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis travels to Cincinnati, Ohio to report on the top issue from the poll - how to ask a boss for a raise? "Real Money" reveals what to say and do when you're in the hot seat to bump up your salary. Plus, Jarvis asks "Shark Tank" stars their secrets to making more money at work.
Tuesday: In Corpus Christi, Texas, "Real Money" hones in on bill slashing. ABC Correspondent Linzie Janis interviews a BillCutterz insider on how to negotiate hundreds of dollars off your cable, internet, cell phone bills - in one easy phone call.
Wednesday: Nutrition and Wellness Editor Dave Zinczenko uncovers the secrets to beating the fast food drive thru lane and making cheaper, easier and better meals at home. Executive Chef Bradley Herron from Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami provides tips to families on how to do it.
Since its launch in 2012, The "Real Money" series gives viewers information they can apply to their own lives in tangible ways. Last week, Jarvis reported on how to save money using time banks to barter services with people, a phenomenon that is alive in 42 states ( VIDEO). Last July, "Real Money" highlighted inventive ways to save money through conserving energy, getting better interest rates on checking accounts, obtaining discounted dental services and negotiating car repairs. In previous series, "World News" profiled Joyce Ann Huston of Las Vegas who was able to save $7,000 on her medical bills, after learning from "World News" about assistance programs available at not-for-profit hospitals. 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. Also, "Real Money" saved the Barry family from Marshfield, MA $1,400 on their annual cell phone bill
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