Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 1:08 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Wearable electronics, such as “smart watches,” fitness bracelets and, of course, Google Glass, are all the rage right now. But as usual, the technology may be moving faster than users’ ability to understand and deal with the potential risks.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:29 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The FTC filed suit against T-Mobile for “cramming” unauthorized charges into its cell phone customers’ bills. But T-Mobile isn’t the only company that’s had issues with the practice.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

How does the World Cup $35 million team grand prize payout compare to other major sports championships?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:15 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of Americans are using smartphones to handle money in one way or another, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is on it.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:05 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Finance apps go under or get absorbed all the time, sometimes taking users’ time and effort with them.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 2:20 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Verifying your ID through a unique physical characteristic, such as your voice, is on the rise in the security-conscious mobile finance world.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 4:39 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study finds minority-owned banks tend to offer higher-than-average CD rates, especially on shorter-term CDs.

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