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Van Hollen, Harvard prof. provide answers on financial fine print

Sunday - 5/15/2011, 8:18am  ET

WASHINGTON -- If you find reading your credit card bills, cell phone agreements and bank statements confusing, you're not alone.

Even Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard University professor and advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds those bills difficult to read.

But you can get help, and a financial fitness tune-up, by attending a forum on money matters hosted by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. He's invited Warren to speak and answer your questions on everything from protecting yourself from cyberscams to understanding the new rules for credit and ATM card charges.

WHAT: Your Money Matters; Financial Consumer Protection for Today's Economy

WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, Md.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17 from 7p.m. to 9 p.m.

WTOP's Kate Ryan contributed to this report.

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