Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 28, 2014 2:39 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you’re on the Do-Not-Call list and are still getting calls from telemarketers, it might be time to fight back.

Friday, August 22, 2014 5:29 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Mobile banking has long been seen as the future of how we’ll handle day-to-day banking tasks, but that future hasn’t quite arrived yet.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 4:59 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The death of a loved one often means equal parts grief and red tape, and mobile phone providers are just one more bureaucracy when it comes to canceling accounts for the deceased.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 3:29 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Google Glass and other wearables may be the wave of the future, but they also might be a goldmine for thieves looking to grab your logins.

Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you’re considering ditching your current wireless carrier, here’s some good news: switching just got a lot easier. Most phones you buy through a major wireless carrier come locked by default, meaning they can only be used on that carrier’s network. Thanks to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, signed into law by President Barack

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:14 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new Senate committee report finds those pesky unknown charges on your cell phone bill are more common than you may think.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:58 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s important to realize that the Fire is not so much a smartphone as a portable Amazon sales kiosk.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:02 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

“Kim Kardashian: Hollywood,” like Candy Crush and Angry Birds before it, has become a social media sensation. In the past 30 days the app has been mentioned more than 400,000 times on Twitter, according to data on Topsy. Included among them are anguished tweets about the amount of real-world cash players have spent to try

Friday, July 11, 2014 4:21 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Amazon is facing an FTC lawsuit over allegations it billed parents and other adults for millions of dollars of unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids. Most of those charges were allegedly racked up while playing games that make money by selling kids “coins,” “stars” and other digital detritus to help them progress in the game.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 2:12 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In a bizarre confluence of events, the continued rise of the terrorist group ISIS forces the mobile wallet firm of the same name to re-brand.

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