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Day 3: Columbia to Omaha

July 18, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

My day was almost perfect, staring with a brisk bike ride on Missouri’s Katy Trail. If I could do that every day, I’d be so happy. And healthy. Then, a short 6-hour trip to Nebraska. Driving into Omaha is a bit surreal. It’s a much bigger city than seems like […]

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Day 2: Indianapolis to Columbia

July 17, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

It’s so hot! But had a great day visiting old friends. First, met Axton Betz in Greenup, Illinois. She’s a child ID theft researcher (and a victim herself). Met her in Omaha two years ago. Now, she’s doing great and teaching at Eastern Illinois. Then, I got to Columbia to […]

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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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