Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:38 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

If there’s one piece of technology that’s most strongly identified with the millennial generation, it’s the smartphone. At any gathering of 20-somethings, you’re likely to see faces buried in phones, or arms extended to take a selfie or Instagram video. New research conducted by Zogby and commissioned by Mitek Systems, a mobile technology company that

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The release of Apple’s iOS 8 won’t be a happy occasion for everyone. The new operating system locks older phones out, and could slow down newer ones.

Friday, September 12, 2014 5:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A customized lock screen on your phone may not seem like a big deal, but it could help ensure a lost phone makes it home — or you that you do.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 3:40 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

With its new mobile wallet, the tech giant hopes to succeed where others have failed — getting Americans excited about paying with their phones.

Friday, September 05, 2014 3:28 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

If the iPhone 6 does include mobile wallet capabilities, it could be a shot in the arm for a technology that so far has failed to hit the mainstream.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014 5:34 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The mobile carrier will pay the largest settlement of its kind in FCC history, following an investigation into how it used customer data.

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

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