Mobile Finance Blog

Wednesday, August 6, 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 6, 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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Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · 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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:27 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This money management app offers a snapshot of your spending and helps you hit savings targets.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 5:02 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · 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

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:40 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This money management app gives users a tailored view of their finances.

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

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · 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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