MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (3/25/13)--Consumers are increasingly using their smartphones and tablets to get answers about their money questions, according to a survey by Quicken.
Of the smartphone users surveyed:
"Smartphones are part of everyday life; they're transforming the way people approach their finances," said Barry Saik, Quicken vice president and general manager. "Mobile allows people to make quick and informed financial decisions anytime and anywhere, ultimately impacting their bottom line. We've seen strong adoption of our mobile apps and the study results confirm that people are turning to their phones to manage their money."
Smartphones go beyond tracking spending, checking accounts and monitoring budgets. Consumers increasingly use them to compare prices, with 23% of smartphone users surveyed indicating they wouldn't make a major purchase if they couldn't check their finances from their phone.