Robert McGarvey is a veteran technology reporter. He covers mobile payments and banking for a number of publications, files regularly at Mainstreet.com, and has written for outlets ranging from "The New York Times" and "Wired" to "Harvard Business Review."
The Big CareFirst Health Insurer Data Breach: Another 1 Million Records Stolen
Consumers are singing the Blues, as more Blue Cross Blue Shield records are stolen.
An Epidemic of Bogus Hotel Booking Sites Now Costing Travelers Millions
Hotel trade groups puts the scam's price tag at $220 million
The Rich Are Returning to America's Best Big Cities
Goodbye, suburbia. Today's trend among the affluent is urban living.
Is Airbnb Making It Impossible For You To Rent That Dream Apartment?
A San Francisco report slams Airbnb - but there are others ides to the story.
Road Trip Nation: Five Summer Drives to Savor Really Cheap Gasoline
This is the year to hit the road. Here are drives you will never forget
More Than Half of Bosses Now Count As Officially Disengaged and Turned Off Their Jobs
Is your boss a workplace Zombie? Here are tips for spotting one - and what to do about it.
Has Your Phone Number Been Stolen? Another Apple Pay Fraud Hits the Nation
Criminals are "porting" - stealing - phone numbers so that they can fool banks about their identity.
How Travel Agents Are Winning Back Customers By Delivering Valuable Expertise
Here's why Millennials are flocking to travel agents
Say Goodbye, America: The Rich Are Renouncing Their Citizenship to Dodge Taxes
Record numbers of wealthy are abandoning U.S. soil.
Alternative Europe: The Great - and Cheap - Cities You Need to Know
There is life outside Europe's capitals. Here are five must go hotspots.
The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Identity Theft Now Claiming Millions of Victims
Victim numbers are jumping as cyber criminals lose interest in credit cards to grab medical records
Is Affirm the Innovative “Uncredit Card” for Millennials Who Hate Credit Cards?
No credit card, no problem. Some merchants let you buy with an untraditional credit tool. It's layaway 2.0.
How to Win at the Airline Miles Game: Frequent Flyers Spill Their Secrets
Rules for snaring free tickets in today's tough market.
Is Homeopathic Medicine Only for Suckers - or Only the Smart? The Gloves Are Off
The Food and Drug Administration has homeopathy in its crosshairs - and howls of protest are heard.
Vacation Timeshares and Fractionals Are Hot Again. Should You Look?
Are timeshares for suckers only? Can shrewd buyers navigate shark infested waters?
The Hard Rock Hotel Credit Card Breach: Yet Another Hotel Falls Victim to Cyber Criminals
Hotel industry suffering attack after attack - how can a consumer protect himself?
United Air vs. Skiplagged: Will “Hidden Cities” Air Tickets Save You Big Money?
An insider airfare booking secret now is yours to use - if you dare.
The Best Financial Apps For Apple Watch - And What You Must Avoid
Spiffy apps are flooding into the Apps Store. Which to load up on now?
The Race to Create the Universal Credit Card - One Card to Power All
A gaggle of start-ups are racing to provide an all-in-one credit card, but two stand out.
How to Fly in the Front of the Plane - on the Cheap, Maybe for Free
Five proven techniques for winning an upgrade