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Financial Crisis Town Hall

As each passing day seems to bring new headlines and worries about the economy, and with them, more questions about how to handle our money.

To help us get a handle on that, The Early Show held a "town hall" Tuesday, providing answers to questions e-mailed in by viewers during the show, and from people in the audience in Belmont Mansion in Nashville, on the campus of Belmont University, site of Tuesday night's presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.

On hand were co-anchors Julie Chen in New York and Harry Smith in the mansion, as the questions were fielded by The Early Show's own financial expert, Ray Martin, and Jennifer Openshaw, president of