Robert McGarvey

Contributor

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 Soon Is Too Soon to Quit Your New Job?

How Soon Is Too Soon to Quit Your New Job?

Maybe half of new hires suffer buyer's remorse. Should they quit? Here's when to do it

Should You Buy Or Lease Your Car?

Should You Buy Or Lease Your Car?

One in four new cars are now leased - is it right for you?

Why Zombie Homes Are Consuming Entire Neighborhoods

Why Zombie Homes Are Consuming Entire Neighborhoods

In a buoyant real estate market some neighborhoods - whole cities - face longterm struggles to recover.

The Epidemic of Senior Citizen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The Epidemic of Senior Citizen Drug and Alcohol Abuse

17% may need treatment as Baby Boomer seniors change all the old rules of retirement

Can Your SAT Score Help You Get a Mortgage?

Can Your SAT Score Help You Get a Mortgage?

Rent, SAT scores, even payday loans are used by some newstyle lenders in assessing credit risks. Non-traditional credit score can be your savior.

How to Stay Safe When Mobile Banking

How to Stay Safe When Mobile Banking

As more of us bank with phones, criminals are taking aim. Here's the DIY self protection kit.

Flying to Europe on the Cheap Is Not Impossible This Summer

Flying to Europe on the Cheap Is Not Impossible This Summer

Know where to fly into will save you hundreds of dollars in the summer of the Euro's discontent

The Big CareFirst Health Insurer Data Breach: Another 1 Million Records Stolen

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

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

The Rich Are Returning to America's Best Big Cities

Goodbye, suburbia. Today's trend among the affluent is urban living.