12/19/2012 12:34 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

GPS Guide: Brian Penny's Rules To Live By

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In the GPS Guide below, Brian Penny presents five rules to live by. A particularly pertinent one? "Don't trust anyone who doesn't eat dessert." Do you abide by these rules, or do you have a set of your own? Let us know in the comments below.

Brian Penny's GPS Guide: Rules To Live By

Brian Penny is a former business analyst at Bank of America turned whistleblower who spent the last 2 years helping regulators and attorneys uncover the largest bank and insurance fraud in history. He documents his experiences working with Anonymous and fighting the banks on his blog . He’s currently in the Tampa Bay area preparing to live in a van and training to be a yogi under Ally Ford .

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