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Big 3 credit-reporting firms agree to changes to aid consumers

CreditSesame.com credit expert John Ulzheimer on the agreement that could make disputing credit report errors easier.

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  1. Should banks be allowed to robocall your cell phone?

    CrediSesame.com credit expert John Ulzheimer on whether banks should be allowed to robocall cell phones and more credit card providers offering free credit scores.

  2. Invasion of privacy by your TV?

    Identity Theft 911’s Adam Levin and CyberSponse CEO Joe Loomis on the growing privacy and cyber breach risks facing consumers from everything from televisions to cars.

  3. How do you fix mistakes on your credit report?

    CreditSesame.com Consumer Education President John Ulzheimer on how to fix credit report errors.

  4. Bullying, intimidation by debt collectors illegal?

    FNC legal analyst Bob Massi on the do’s and don’ts of debt collectors and the government cracking down on scammers posing as debt collectors .

  5. Subprime auto loan interest rates exceed 29%

    Cato Institute Dir. of Financial Regulation Mark Calabria weighs in on a new method of using interlocking system on cars.

  6. FreedomWorks CEO: We’re monetizing Congress’ bad behavior through the Fed

    FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe on the impact of government spending and Federal Reserve policy.

  7. Could Not Paying a Debt Land You in Jail?

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