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."
How to Fly in the Front of the Plane - on the Cheap, Maybe for Free
Five proven techniques for winning an upgrade
Discover Card Debuts "Freeze It" Tool to Let Users Turn Off Their Own Accounts - Do You Need It?
DIY card management slowly catching hold but pioneers are in the market with tools for consumers who want control.
Google Wants To Be Your Cellphone Carrier - Is Project Fi for You?
Google rolls out low cost Project Fi cellular service
Is Flying Cramped Coach Hazardous to Your Health? A Government Panel Investigates
A Department of Transportation panel probes health and safety in the rear of the plane.
Is Google Wallet Spying on You And Selling Your Personal Information?
A Northern California lawsuit probes how Google handles private information in Google Wallet
Yet Another Big Hotel Credit Card Breach - Is Your Information Safe?
Cyber criminals are stalking and pouncing on hotel guests. How not to be a victim.
Apple Watch Decision-Making: Will You Buy the Hot New Tech Accessory?
By April 10, make your choice known.
Face-Off of the Voice-Driven Digital Personal Assistants: Apple vs. Google vs. Amazon
Siri, Google Now, and Echo in a shooutout.
Is This the Twilight of the Paper Check? P2P Payments on the Rise
PayPal, Venmo, Dwolla, Square Cash and more are writing the obit for paper checks
Hotel Wi-Fi Under Siege: Here's Why You Should Never Use It
Researchers find devastating vulnerability in a widely used hotel WiFi router. Are you a victim?
4 Airlines You Should Never Fly If You Want to Arrive Safely
Commercial aviation may be safer than ever - but not in all countries. We name some names of the worst-ranked airlines.
Is Your Rental Car Company Spying on You and Your Driving? Here's How They Do It
Speed in a rental car, pay a fine. Cross a state line, pay a fine. This is how to protect yourself
Europe Is On SaIe for Summer Travel - But the Clock Is Ticking on the Weak Euro
A strong dollar means travel bargains abound.
11 Million Victimized in Premera Health Insurer Breach: Here's Why This Is Very Bad News
Identity theft is only the beginning of the possible consequences. Experts offer tips for DIY protection.
5 Steps to Protect Yourself From Becoming an Apple Pay Fraud Victim
Apple Pay fraud now "pervasive" - here's how to defend yourself.
Are Peer-to-Peer Money Transfer Apps Unsafe to Use? Worries Focus on Venmo
Security upgrades coming to many p2p apps, as companies race to erase user fears.
Samsung Heats Up the Wallet Wars: Do You Need Samsung Pay on a Galaxy S6?
The Apple vs. Samsung battle gets hot in the war for mobile payments
Do You Have Any Chance of Buying a Home Where You Really Want to Live? Hint: No Is the Answer
Studies show housing affordability is on the decline in the most desirable cities
Can Your Smart Car Be Hacked? The Frightening Reality Is That Worse May Be Happening on the Road
Hackers are targeting smart cars but data privacy may be the bigger worry
Why It's Time to Book Travel Directly Again With Hotels, Airlines
Big online travel agencies are losing customers to sweeter deals offered by hotels and airlines. Car rentals are a different story.