By: Sue Marquette Poremba, MSNBC
Who needs a brick-and-mortar bank, a credit card or even a PC when you can take care of all of your financial transactions with an app on your smartphone or tablet?
Google Play, the official store for Android apps (until recently known as the Android Market), has more than 5,000 banking apps. Chances are good that you'll be able to handle all of your banking needs without moving anything but your forefinger.
It's convenient, yes. But are these apps safe to use? That answer is more complex.