Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

Friday, September 19, 2014 4:30 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This stock-rating app can efficiently provide basic information on potential investments, but that’s about it.

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.

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.

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