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11 Ways to Use Venmo, PayPal and Other Payment Apps More Wisely

Phone Apps
November 6, 2020

WHEN IT COMES TO paying family and friends, people overwhelmingly prefer to use cash apps, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans by SMS marketing platform SimpleTexting. Six in 10 people prefer to use apps compared to only 8% who like to make these payments with cash. Bank and wire transfers and checks were also significantly less popular options.

PayPal, Venmo and Google Pay are among today's popular payment apps. Regardless of which one you use, be sure to follow these 11 tips to keep your money safe, avoid scams and minimize fees.