In our internet and wireless age, it’s all about information at your fingertips and on the go. When it comes to managing your finances, most of us make use of the information overload available to us and try to research and analyze until our brain hurts. It’s a natural progression when it comes to finances. We want to feel confident in how we manage our money and with a wealth of charts and numbers just a click away we take full advantage. So what’s the next step in getting our financial information anywhere at anytime? Mobile.
With the wireless industry being so competitive, the technology is being pushed to it’s peak at a rapid pace. A few years ago it was cool to have a phone that took pictures. Now that’s the low end of the spectrum, with the most advanced models functioning more like hand-held computers then telephones. With more and more of our personal information being stored online at our various companies that we do business with, and on the mobile devices that we carry, the wireless environment is going to hold the key to our ability to transact and do business in the future. It’s only a matter of time before our phones end up being our version of a “mobile wallet”, basically acting as our gateway to our personal and financial information.
Many major financial institutions currently have a mobile solution in place, and the amount of functionality they provide is growing by the day. Most offer the ability to view account balances, transfer funds instantly, and even pay all your bills. Having the ability to make transactions on your banking accounts at a moments notice is a powerful feature in our constantly moving society. Plus, you don’t have to be in a Wi-Fi hotspot in order to do it. Basically anywhere your phone has service provides you the ability to harness the power of the mobile internet to do whatever you need to.
Imagine being able to manage your whole financial picture and portfolio from your handheld mobile device? Seem a little far-fetched? Well it’s closer to reality than you think. Wireless companies are scrambling to get the most functional phones out to market, and offering special deals to promote texting and wireless internet as the main features of the rate plans. Mobile internet is here to stay and is only going to get more important as time go by. It’s only natural that managing your finances, and ultimately your life, via mobile will end up being more accepted every day and eventually becoming a permanent fixture in the way we manage our lives.