The biggest U.S. gasoline price surge in years is running out of steam just in time for the start of the summer driving season.Energyread more
Stocks rose on Friday, but notched weekly losses as investors worried the U.S.-China trade war is hurting economic growth.US Marketsread more
The combination of mounting recession fears, bets on a more cautious Fed and a regular uptick in market volatility could spell more losses.Marketsread more
The therapy, Zolgensma, is a one-time treatment for spinal muscular atrophy — a muscle-wasting disease and leading genetic cause of infant mortality, affecting 1 in every...Biotech and Pharmaceuticalsread more
SpaceX has raised just over $1 billion in financing since the beginning of the year.Investing in Spaceread more
An analyst for Ark Invest, which has a major investment in Tesla, says recent drastic price-target cuts by others on Wall Street are missing the big picture.Investingread more
A federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national...Politicsread more
Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is seen as the bookmaker's favorite to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May.Europe Politicsread more
The race is underway to find a vaccine that can control African swine fever, a highly contagious and deadly viral infection ravaging China's hog population. There is currently...Agricultureread more
Apple bought Tueo Health, which was developing tech to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in children, using a mobile app and commercial breathing sensors.Technologyread more
Americans often think financial planning is as difficult as training for a marathon. And many are hoping that new innovations in technology can help take the pain out investing their money.
The good news is that managing money will likely look a lot different in the future, thanks to technology.
That's according to a new survey released by financial services firm Charles Schwab this week.
More individuals say they favor tech to help manage their money than would use it to have their food delivered, find a date, diagnose a health issue or drive a car, according to the survey results.
And many financial firms are working to help make it possible with just a touch on your mobile device. Consumers are responding. A number are already turning to their smartphones and tablets instead of visiting bank branches.
Yet when it comes to their overall financial plan, many still want that human touch.
Eighty-six percent of the 1,000 individuals surveyed said they still want to be able to interact with a person, and 43 percent said they prefer human help over automation for even routine daily financial tasks.
"Money is highly emotional," Walt Bettinger, president and CEO of Charles Schwab, said in an interview this week. "When you talk about emotion, it's important to have someone to be able to be there, ask questions, build trust.
"Digital efforts, technology will be important, but it's never going to make the people side of money go away."
Many financial firms, including Schwab, have launched so-called robo-advisor services, which rely on algorithms to create financial plans. Schwab's robo includes a combination of automated and human advice.
While there are many innovations that could impact the way consumers manage their money, most of the investors surveyed expect robo-advisors to have the biggest impact.
Other developments they said will impact their financial futures include cryptocurrencies, artificial intelligence, big data and virtual reality, in that order, according to survey respondents.
Americans foresee using robo-advisors more than any other technology in their daily lives, the survey found.
Even then, 70 percent of those who prefer robo-advice still want to be able to get human help when they face more difficult situations.
It may come as no surprise that millennials — who are in their 20s and 30s — prefer using technology for money management.
But 82 percent of members of that generation prefer to work with brands that make it possible for them to talk to a person, the survey found.
That is in keeping with other recent research from Fidelity Investments, which found that most millennials are making financial planning a priority, particularly when it comes to balancing rewarding themselves now with saving for the future.
At the same time, 43 percent of baby boomers prefer technology over people for help with solving their financial problems, according to Schwab's survey.
Whichever way you choose to manage your money, the best approach is a proactive one.
"The easier that we can make it, the more that people will engage," Schwab's Bettinger said this week. "Ultimately, that's a good thing, because people need to engage with their money to make better decisions."
Schwab's online survey included 1,000 adults over 18. It was conducted in July and had a margin of error of 3.1 percent.
"On the Money" airs on CNBC Saturdays at 5:30 a.m. ET, or check listings for air times in local markets.