Google Wallet Now Lets You Manage Gift Cards On Your Smartphone

I want to leave my wallet at home and just carry my smartphone SO BAD. At the very least, I want to only carry my Drivers License and let my smartphone do the heavy lifting of carrying my medical card, credit cards, and even loyalty/gift cards. Looks like Google Wallet is making my wish [almost] a reality. The recently updated iOS and Android app now lets users add and redeem gift cards right from the app....

[Video] Cash by Square App – Easiest Way to Send Money?

I don't carry cash. Normally I don't run into trouble without cash with the only exception being when I go out to eat with others. It seems as if I'm the odd man out because everybody else has cash. In those situations, I usually either take all the cash from my friends and put the entire bill on my card, or we all circle who's paying what on the bill and let the waiter figure it out. It's those times where the new Cash by Square app will work the best...

GoBank Banking App Lets You Skip The Traditional Branch

Would you bank exclusively from your smartphone? I got the chance the answer that question when the folks at GoBank reached out and asked me to check out their service (currently in beta). The ability to replace my traditional "branch" with a virtual service intrigued me, and since I hardly ever physically go to my bank, I agreed to open up an account. I was using a local bank back up in Maryland for my allowance personal spending account and never switched when we moved to Atlanta over a year ago. So I...

Spending Quality Family Time – Tech Swear Jar

As a family in this day and age, it's safe to say we integrate technology into our daily lives quite easily. Even though our gadgets stay within arms reach at all times, we still try to spend quality time with each other - No tech allowed. We attempt to implement this family rule everyday during dinner time. Every once in a while, we all lapse and take a peek at an incoming text or email. Our kids are only four and two years old, but they want to invite some...

Lil’ Tech Using LevelUp Mobile Wallet at ATL Taste of the Trucks

One of the Atlanta Taste of the Trucks sponsors was LevelUP, a mobile payment app that uses QR Codes as a mobile wallet. Users can quickly pay for goods/services and add a tip without ever pulling out a credit card. Many of the food trucks at the festival was using LevelUp, so since I love QR Codes, and food, I took Lil' Tech down to the event to test it out....

Back at Home with Outright Online Financial Software and iPhone App

Outright for iPhone update

Well its about time!

I should have stuck it out with Outright, but I was getting tired of all the duplicate transactions. So I bounced and tried another online financial service for my biz transactions. The other service was cool, but in my absence, I learned that Outright worked out the kinks, and added a mobile app in the process.

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So now I’m back and Outright does a better job on the duplicate transactions, and I can’t wait to try out the mobile app (the real one) for the iPhone.