Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, May 11, 2015 5:07 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

More households own just two other pieces of consumer technology more than they own smartphones, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. Can you guess which two?

Friday, February 06, 2015 2:06 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Our survey found 71 percent of Americans indicate they use a mobile device — like a smartphone or tablet — to access the Internet.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:41 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Throwing your smartphone or tablet into the trash when you get a new one is bad for the environment and maybe even your wallet.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:00 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

Some 5 percent of all U.S. households own a handheld device and no other computer. Is this a sign of things to come?

Friday, March 30, 2012 2:59 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

All this talk about the new iPad 3 has me wondering about the millions of people who were thrilled to receive a brand-new iPad 2 for Christmas a few months ago. Between iPads, Android tablets and no-name tablets that cost anywhere from $99 to almost $900, how do you know what’s smart spending and what’s

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 1:55 pm
By Naomi Mannino · Bankrate.com

I came across a recent article in the personal finance section of Bloomberg touting the iPad as the most-wanted Christmas gift among children ages  6 to 12, according to The Nielsen Company. The article, titled “iPad-Crazed Toddlers Spur Holiday Sales,” describes children’s marketers lining up to create applications for young children, quoting parents with children as