Ways to send money?

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    I need to send money to a family member who is incurring charges while taking care of another family member. We are many states away. What are the easiest/most reasonably priced ways to send cash? The recipients pay pal account is messed up for some unknown reason. The recipient banks at a small town bank. We tried setting up a wire with our own bank via our online banking and it didn't work. I need another brilliant idea and see there are options out there but I am not familiar with this area. Thank you!
     
  2. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    Square Cash. Venmo. Also, Facebook and Snapchat
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Prepaid Visa/Mastercard card? Mail it to them, add funds online.
     
  4. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am leaning toward square cash...as trying to understand how the get the money. Does it go to a bank account?
     
  5. thejasonhowell macrumors regular

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    It's a tie-in with a debit card.
     
  6. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I use paypal gift

    Edit, just noticed your Papal comment.
     
  7. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Perfect! Thank you! I think this will work best!
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    Thought about this but she needs the funds now because of the delay with the first method. Thanks for helping!
     
  8. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    Most personal bank accounts do not allow wire initiation through online banking. Just go to your bank and have them process a wire for you. There will most likely be wire fees. You could also have your bank ACH the money as well which should not incur a fee.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well, there's Moneygram or Western Union. I think Walmart also has something similar.

    Same day transactions.
     

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