How Can I Transfer Money Online?

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Technology has made life simpler and more efficient in so many ways, including the way we handle and manage our finances. Even just a decade ago, sending money to friends and family usually meant writing a check and dropping it in the mail. Snail mail then took days to arrive, which made the option useless in an emergency. If someone needed the money quickly, you had to pay outrageous fees to send a wire transfer from one bank to another.

Fortunately, the days of waiting — well, days — for money to arrive are long gone, and we can now send money in mere minutes — sometimes even seconds — thanks to modern money transfer technology available online and through various mobile apps. Whether you want to send a few bucks or several thousand dollars, you can complete the transaction in less time than it used to take to write a check. Here’s a look at a few of the best ways to transfer money online.