5 Ways to Send Money Online

Your computer won't take cash, but there are multiple ways to send money online. See banking pictures.

Stuff happens. And when it does, you're going to need a way to send money -- fast. Whether your college-aged kid needs a couple hundred bucks for books or you have only 48 hours to pay for the ultimate "Star Wars" collectable that you won in an online auction, you're going to need a safe way to send money. Luckily, the process is easier and simpler than it used to be. Instead of physically going to a bank or transfer company and filling out ample amounts of paperwork to get the job done, all you need is a bank account or credit card and a connection to the Internet.

Of course, not all online money transfer options are created equal. They vary by fee and delivery time, so what may be a quick, economical solution in one situation may not work for another.

Read the next page to learn about a method of transferring funds that is both pricy and free.