I frequently travel with friends, and splitting expenses can definitely be a challenge. Whether we are sharing a hotel room or splitting a meal, there are lots of times when one of us pays the expenses on our credit card, and the others have to pay us back. Carrying lots of cash isn’t always the best or safest idea, and checks aren’t that convenient. I recently downloaded the Square Cash app, which makes it so easy to send money to friends and family. All you need is your smartphone!
The Square Cash app, which is available on the Google Play and Apple App stores, is so easy to use. After you download the free app, you can add cash via a debit card. You can also use Apple Pay with the Square Cash app, which is perfect if you are already set up with Apple Pay.
When you sign up with the Square Cash app, you’ll get a unique user ID, called a $cashtag. This makes it easier for you to request cash. You can also enable nearby devices, so if you are with your friends, you can connect devices and send cash right away. Cash can be automatically downloaded into your bank account if you choose. For security purposes, you can also enable the thumbprint, so that it will be required when sending cash. I’ve already sent payments with the app, and it was as easy as adding the recipient’s email address (you can also use their $cashtag or mobile number if they aren’t nearby or listed in your contacts).
In addition to travel, there are lots of other uses for Square Cash. For instance, if you are the room parent for your kids’ classroom, you can request class gift contributions that way. It’s so much better than having kids bring cash in an envelope in their backpack. You can also share dinner bills and send money to relatives or college kids. As a parent, there are so many great uses for the Square app. To learn more, visit the following sites:
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Square, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.
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