Meals with friends can be lively and exciting events, but there is nothing exciting about when the final bill arrives; when you have to decide who, what, – and the ultimate – how the required money will be split. I too-painfully remember moments of not having enough cash, the situation ultimately ending in that all-too ambiguous “I’ll pay you back later…”
Honestly, I have failed all too often at doing that.
Imagine planning that big weekend with friends and finding the perfect rental to crash at, only to have members of that once big party drop out due to the difficulty of paying people back. Nobody wants to go to the bank, and our generation does not carry a checkbook. Hell, I can’t remember the last time I wrote a check for anything.
You could head to the bank (gross). You could shake the couch cushions (sometimes). You could even resort to breaking that piggy bank (don’t even think about it).
Instead, turn to tech. There have been apps in the past, but many have failed to take into account user experience and security, both of which are all too important. And let’s be honest – in this day and age, security and trustworthiness is big deal. There needs to be a better way to get the weekend planned, or the meal paid for, and ultimately have everyone’s money going to the right place. A secure, trusting way,
And there is. Now there is no financial excuse to miss out on that big weekend, dinner out, or even just paying what you owe a friend. Square, Inc., the startup that disrupted the small business payment industry recently released an app to instantly and freely share money from person to person. And with the ability to connect Apple Pay to the Square Cash App, it’s just plain easy. Now that is something I can get behind, even if it does mean I actually have to pay my share of the bill.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Square, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.