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Wondering How to Fill Out a Money Order?
Mobile Banking Can Save You Time and Money

Have you ever waited in line to fill out or cash a money order? Save time and money with a mobile solution. Don't pay for a money order when you can send money for free with your phone.

Consider Alternates to Money Orders: Receive Money with Your Phone Instead

More and more people are enjoying the benefits of money management on the go, which means money orders are quickly becoming obsolete. Mobile apps makes it easy to send and receive money from virtually anywhere, in less time and without the fees required to purchase or cash a money order.

Money orders are inefficient, inconvenient and costly. So, why pay for one (or take the time to fill one out) when you can send money for free from your smartphone? A prepaid debit Account like American Express Serve® can help you keep more money in your pocket. Serve's mobile app1 allows you to send and receive money with your phone and avoid the hassles and fees associated with money orders.

Even if you do most of your money management from your smartphone, there may be times when you're required to send a money order. You should also know how to cash a money order in case you ever receive one. Ultimately, both processes can be cumbersome.

If you're wondering how to fill out a money order, it's very similar to writing a check. First, verify that the amount on the money order matches what you paid for it. Then fill out the required fields. If you have a bank account, you can usually deposit a money order without incurring fees. If you don't have an account, it's easiest to cash a money order where it was issued, but most check cashing facilities will work as well. Just be prepared to wait in line and pay fees.

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Considering the ease of mobile money management, it's surprising that some payees still require money orders. There may also be times when someone decides to pay you with one. If you have the choice, reach for your phone instead. Mobile solutions offer a much smarter way to send and receive money.

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