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Dude Busted For Running An Illegal Bank For Tax Evaders From His Suburban Home
Today’s lesson: don’t give your money to someone you don’t know who runs a “bank” out of his house. Oh, and you’ll get caught if you try evading taxes.

Shop Around for Student Loans
Summarizes a New York Times article: start with the feds, then go to banks your family already has a relationship with, and look into non-profits.

DHL Wins Package Race, UPS Still In Transit
The yearly Georgia Tech shipping contest proved DHL is the winner. I still ship just about everything via the US Postal Service, call me old-fashioned.

Best Hotels for Free WiFi
Consumerist points to this list, with Marriott on top.

Credit Cards To Feature Mutating Passcodes
This is similar to the technology that allows me to log in to my office desktop computer securely from anywhere with an Internet connection. We call them SecureID key fobs. I think building these into thin credit cards is a good more for technology, but it does make it easier to track people.

And now, something random, just to spread the word. 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63.

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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Flexo,
Adding on to the student loan article: In addition to shopping around up front for student loans, it is also important to shop around when it come time to consolidate. For graduates students, a great organization to check out is Graduate Leverage, which I posted about on my blog SavingforWealth yesterday, if you’re interested in checking it out. They will actually do the shopping around for you and through collective bargaining, help students receive better rates and loan terms.

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