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Day 1: DC to Indianapolis

July 16, 2013 Bob Sullivan 1

Covered more ground than we expected today, which is always good. Stopped in the amazing “Book Loft” bookstore in the German Village section of Columbus, Ohio. Book Loft is part amazing book store, part garden. Red Tape reader Scott Haag stopped by, and the folks at the store were very […]

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Surprise! Prepaid debit cards a better deal now

May 17, 2013 Bob Sullivan 2

I wrote yesterday about a surprising new trend — those plastic cards at checkout counters that look like credit cards but used to be hidden fee Trojan horses are actually a much better deal these days.  There’s more competition now, because big banks like Chase are selling pre-paid debit cards, […]

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Yes, you can start a business for less than $5,000

May 14, 2013 Bob Sullivan 2

Like so many Americans, Seth Rubin was a victim of the recession of 2009. He was laid off as a project manager for a construction company as home building plummeted in Denver. An avid cyclist, he had always dreamed of opening up a coffee and biscuit shop, but the huge […]

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From Lucky to Rusty: the journey from sadness to joy

September 12, 2012 Bob Sullivan 2

Among the cruelest truths of biology is this: A dog’s life is considerably shorter than a human’s life. The math is unforgiving; if you love a dog, you will lose a dog, and you will suffer the pain and biting lessons that death brings — probably several times over. A […]

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Have you lost a pet? Share a happy memory here

August 7, 2012 Bob Sullivan 0

VISIT the SoLucky pet memorial page Losing a beloved pet is among the most painful human experiences. Sharing the pain can help. When I lost my dear Lucky, and wrote about it on msnbc.com, I was overwhelmed by the response. So many people shared stories with me I had to […]

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