Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The next debit card you get will probably have a little golden chip in it, and that’s a good thing.

Friday, October 10, 2014 2:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A hacker gains access to a CD drive or USB port on the ATM itself, sometimes by actually breaking physical protections.

Friday, October 03, 2014 5:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke recently admitted he was rejected for a refinance on his Washington, D.C., home. What does that say about the mortgage market?

Tags: Mortgages, news
Friday, October 03, 2014 4:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Chase admitted yesterday that data from 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised by hackers.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 11:44 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

That $199 price Apple CEO Tim Cook proudly announces every year for the latest and greatest iPhone every year doesn’t include lots of stuff: larger monthly payments to pay off the remaining cost of the phone, all the data that phone is going to gobble up — or the hundreds you may spend repairing it.

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.

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