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."
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.
Is Airport Shopping for Suckers Only? Bottled Water Now a Flashpoint
Is $5 too much for a bottle of water? Big retailers brawl at LAX
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.
The Burner App: When You Want to Keep Your Private Cellphone Number Truly Private
Users sing the praises of an app that lets them - inexpensively - create new cell numbers on the fly
Why You Are Going to Want to Buy an Apple Watch - But Is It Wise?
Why spend $349 and up for an iPhone accessory? There may be good reasons.
Cardless ATMs Spit Out Cash at the Command of Your Smartphone - No Plastic Required
Chicago's Wintrust Financial has debuted cardless ATM cash. Will others follow?
Do the Red Light Cameras Draining Your Wallet Make Roads Less Safe?
Smile: You Are on Candid (Traffic) Camera and It Will Cost You Money
Should You Start Shopping for Hotel Nights on Amazon? A True Story of Money Saved
Amazon Local has quietly started offering very good deals on hotel nights in select market.
4 Ways Business Travel Has Transformed for the Millennial Generation
Business travel is much different from how it was in 1980 or even 2000, becoming rapidly more pleasurable and personal.
The Year of the Smart Credit Card - More Security and Safety Come to Plastic
Computer chips, location tracking, biometrics and more with credit cards in 2015.