Did you know that it’s possible to safely and easily manage your money from anywhere in the world? Well, it’s true! It’s hardly a surprise though, at least in this technology driven society. You can do practically anything from anywhere with the click of a button. And that includes managing your money or being able to treat mom to a last minute Mother’s Day gift.
Technology has been both a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think it makes us lazier as a society and at other times, I’m entirely grateful for everything that technology allows us to do with ease. Technology, for me, makes the biggest difference in being able to stay at home doing something that I enjoy doing while also being able to spend time with my family. Through technology, I’m also able to keep in touch with family members that I haven’t seen in years.
Whether your loved ones are in the same city, across the country, or in another country entirely; technology also makes it easy to send gifts or transfer money.
Today, the primarily cash-based system of sending money abroad can be time-consuming, insecure and expensive, but Xoom offers a secure, safe and fast alternative. Xoom has a popular mobile app that is used for two-thirds of its transactions. Xoom is the only remittances company that offers instant disbursements and you can select multiple ways for loved ones to receive money including bank transfers, cash pick-up or delivery, bill pay and mobile reload.
The majority of my family is in California while we live in New York. Because of this, Squeaker has only met one a few of her relatives from the west coast.
In fact, the last time she saw one of her Californian relatives was in October of 2014. We’re hoping to change that soon, but we’ll see how it all pans out.
Growing up, I can also remember when my grandmother (my dad’s mom) would put together care packages for my uncle in the Philippines. Simple things like powdered milk, instant potatoes, coffee, American jeans.
While I’m not sure if she still sends care packages, sending money has certainly gotten easier thanks to services like Xoom. Xoom, a PayPal service, powers international payments to friends and family in more than 40 countries around the world and the number one recipient of payments on Xoom is Mom.
And did you know that PayPal also has some great gift ideas for mom?
These are just a few of the deals that you can take advantage of:
- Extra 10% off Mother’s Day favorites plus free shipping when you order 5/5; 5/1/2016 – 5/8/2016
- $50 gift card for $40 at Overstock
- $50 gift card for $40 at Legal Sea Foods
- $50 gift card for $40 at bedandbreakfast.com
- $50 gift card for $40 at Jiffy Lube
Services like Xoom make gifting for Mother’s Day and managing your money easier. It’s definitely one aspect of life that I’m more than thankful for technology.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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