Mike’s Traveling Tech Tip – Money Transfer Apps

Whether splitting the dinner bill, chipping in on gas, reimbursing someone for a campsite, paying back someone who picked up a museum admission fee for you or settling up any other kind of debt, we RVers need to pay our fair share.

Sometimes its a relative or friend back home that needs some cash from us while we're out on the road.

There's PayPal, of course. But there are  a bunch of apps that make transferring money to another person even easier

Square Cash is about as simple as it gets when it comes to sending money. There’s no need to even set up an account. It’s as easy as one person sending an email to another. Link a debit card and money transfers instantly to the recipient’s bank. Credit cards can be used, too, though there is a small fee. And Square Cash is secure, using the same technology as major credit card companies to protect sensitive information. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Venmo has become a verb, as in “I’ll Venmo you for dinner.” Users can instantly pay others for dinner, drinks, rent, or anything else and it’s easy to collect money from those who owe. Venmo also uses data encryption to protect financial information. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Google Wallet is an app offering easy money transfer and the backing of Google. Users connect Google Wallet to their debit card one time. Then, simply enter the amount to send and the recipient’s email or mobile phone number. The app is free for iOS and Android.