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.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 1:08 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Wearable electronics, such as “smart watches,” fitness bracelets and, of course, Google Glass, are all the rage right now. But as usual, the technology may be moving faster than users’ ability to understand and deal with the potential risks.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 4:29 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The FTC filed suit against T-Mobile for “cramming” unauthorized charges into its cell phone customers’ bills. But T-Mobile isn’t the only company that’s had issues with the practice.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An increasing number of Americans are using smartphones to handle money in one way or another, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is on it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:11 pm
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This security app provides some peace of mind, but leaves you wanting more.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 2:16 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The wireless provider is venturing further into banking with its new Mobile Money service.