Been hit by a Gotcha? Consumers, rage about it here

August 18, 2013 Default User 0

Bob Sullivan popularized the term “Gotcha Capitalism” with publication of his New York Times best-selling book of the same name.  Gotchas — such as hidden fees — are annoying on a daily basis to consumers. But Sullivan argues they have also changed the way our economy works. Gotchas are the […]

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Welcome to the new BobSullivan.net

August 6, 2013 Bob Sullivan 0

I’ve been a journalist since 1990 focused on trying to make the world a little more fair. If it makes you angry, I’ve probably written about it, either on my  Red Tape Chronicles blog for NBC News or in one of my four books.  I’m an independent journalist and author now. You can […]

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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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