Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, May 23, 2014 2:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · 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, March 27, 2014 6:05 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Mobile banking is continuing to grow in popularity, according to a study from the Federal Reserve.

Thursday, May 02, 2013 12:36 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The enthusiasm for startups does seem to have parallels to the tech craze of the late ’90s and early ’00s. Is there an app for startup bubble?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 7:00 am
By Carrie Rocha · Bankrate.com

These six must-have apps will help you stay on financial track now through the new year.

Friday, August 19, 2011 2:29 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

If you hate to wait, especially to redeem credit card rewards, Citi and Best Buy have an app for you. The duo on Thursday debuted a new app for iPhones and Androids that allows Citi ThankYou rewards members to redeem points instantly at Best Buy via smartphone. Simply scan or type in an item’s barcode

Friday, August 19, 2011 1:23 pm
By Barbara Whelehan · Bankrate.com

Putnam Investments introduced an application earlier this summer that helps iPhone users understand the trade-offs of everyday money decisions and how they may affect their future retirement, according to Financial Security Project at Boston College. Only about 1,000 people have downloaded its PriceCheck&Save app so far — but that may be because it’s only available

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 3:55 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

When I started saving for retirement, the credit union clerk recorded it in my passbook in black ink. Today, I downloaded my first retirement savings application, or app, to my iPad (or iPhone). It’s from Vanguard and it makes managing retirement savings ridiculously convenient. The app allows Vanguard customers to: View  account balances, including those in