Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, August 29, 2014 1:30 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

Want to have the stock market at your fingertips? This app can do the job.

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014 3:46 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This app can put you in control of your finances and help you keep some of your hard-earned money.

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.

Saturday, August 02, 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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