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According to the law in most states, health care providers own patients' medical records. But federal privacy law governs how that information can be used. And whether or not you can profit from your own medical data is murky. alicemoi/Getty Images/RooM RF hide caption

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If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

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Toyota says it will use a software update to fix an issue with some Prius models, saying certain conditions could result in their unexpectedly stalling. Here, a Prius is seen during a test drive in Tokyo in 2011. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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"No one really explains to you taxes, and contracts, and how to chase a client for that bill that they owe you — like, the nitty-gritty," says P. Kim Bui, a freelance consultant. Courtesy of P. Kim Bui hide caption

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Going It Solo: The Complicated Financial Lives Of Freelancers

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