Recent Stories By Claes Bell:
Your Phone Hasn't Replaced Your Wallet - YetAugust 28, 2013
Irked by a brick-shaped wallet or get a charge from being the first of your friends to adopt whiz-bang technology? You might be a candidate for a mobile wallet. A mobile wallet is a payment system...
Which Candidate is Better for Your Family’s Finances?November 5, 2012
Anyone watching the U.S. economy or the presidential election closely might want to get X-rayed for whiplash. Just as economic expectations have fluctuated between an accelerating recovery and a...
From Free to Fee: Checking Accounts Now Charge MoreSeptember 24, 2012
The banking industry finds itself in the middle of a fee-for-all. In Bankrate's 2012 Checking Survey, almost every checking fee we follow went up, with some bank fees rising 25 percent or more....
7 Provisions in Obamacare You Haven’t Heard OfMarch 28, 2012
A law as far-reaching as health care reform legislation with 2,407 pages and a $940 billion price tag is bound to contain programs and grants that are overlooked. The Patient Protection and...
More Banks are Yanking Free CheckingDecember 7, 2010
Like e-mail accounts and water at restaurants, checking accounts have become something people are used to getting for free. But that could be changing. In Bankrate's 2010 Checking Study, the...
Winners and Losers if Inflation SkyrocketsMarch 30, 2010
The word "inflation" strikes fear into the hearts of many Americans. It conjures worries of a stagnating economy, rising prices, a falling dollar and an income that just can't keep up with...