Pay Other People in a Pop with Popmoney!

I know I haven’t posted in a while, but like a lot of us, my life in 2014 has been picking up speed. Some things have just moved to the back of my mind! One of those things, besides writing in my blog, is paying other people!

Enter Popmoney

Popmoney Homepage

Popmoney is a convenient, online person-to-person payment service that allows users to pay other people quickly and easily!

Did I mention that it was convenient?

At first, I had two MAJOR concerns with using a service like this. Security. And security. After using Popmoney, I realized that my information couldn’t be more secure. I’ve never had an issue and they go to extreme measures to make sure that all of my information is safe and only accessible to me.

Creating an account with Popmoney takes less than five minutes. Just make sure you have access to your account and routing numbers.

Once your account is created, you can request or send money to ANYONE in the country as long as they have an email address or mobile phone number. The process of sending and requesting takes less than 5 minutes and becomes easier the more you do it.

 

Since I’ve created my Popmoney account, I’ve used it for the following transactions:

  • Sending money to my friends to pay them back for various expenses
  • Receiving allowance money from my parents
  • Purchasing tickets from various organizations on my university’s campus

Honestly, I don’t know how Popmoney hasn’t been a part of my life before now.

To create an account, visit www.popmoney.com OR download the user-friendly Popmoney app on your phone’s app store.

 

 

Disclaimer- I was not compensated in any way for this post and all opinions are my own, in support of the PRSSA Georgia Collegechapter and the Bateman Competition .

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Mindful Monday

Today’s Mindful Monday was inspired by all of the ignorant and unnecessary (in my opinion) negative backlash towards the Coca-Cola “America the Beautiful” Super Bowl commercial. Whether ‘America the Beautiful’ is sung in English, Spanish, French or Arabic, it still means and always will mean, ‘America the Beautiful.’ 

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

-Theodore Roosevelt 

 

-ME 

Southern Snowpocalypse: The Good in Humanity

As some of you may or may not know, the south was taken by surprise when a “massive snowstorm” (by our standards) hit the city of Atlanta. Everyone panicked when we received over two inches of snow within a couple of hours. The sudden onslaught of snow and ice caused schools to release students, businesses to release employees and everyone to drive home at literally, the EXACT same time. The city of Atlanta became gridlocked and people were stuck on the roads for hours and hours.

Due to the massive gridlock combined with the terrible weather conditions, people deserted their cars, got into massive accidents and ran out of gas. One woman was even forced to give birth in her car. People were walking on the side of the roads trying to stay warm and find shelter while dodging sliding vehicles. Some people were so far away from their homes that they were forced to take refuge in nearby businesses for the night.

I’ve heard numerous opinions regarding the state Atlanta was in over the past two days. Some compared it to AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ series, calling it a “snowpocalypse.” Some referred to it as “sheer stupidity” and “completely avoidable.”

As a resident of Atlanta, I have my own opinion. I believe that it was a necessary reminder of just how good and kind humanity can be. It restored my faith in people and made me proud to consider myself an “Atlantan.”

I was completely overwhelmed by the utmost kindness, compassion and selflessness I witnessed from the citizens of Atlanta. People were helping others in ways that were truly heartwarming and some acts of kindness brought tears to my eyes.

People were opening their own homes to complete and total strangers so that they were not forced to spend the night in the cold.

Drivers who were stuck on the icy roads were helping other drivers by providing them with water, clothes, gas and even a much-needed push out of an icy spot.

Local businesses such as Kroger and Home Depot were opening their stores for people who were not able to find shelter. Schools remained open for students who couldn’t find a way home, feeding them and keeping them safe until their parents could reach them.

Overall, the Southern Snowpocalypse of 2014 taught me a valuable lesson about helping others. There is always a way to help and when catastrophe strikes, big or small:

|| Keep your home, heart and mind open to all. ||

Mindful Monday

In honor of the great Martin Luther King Jr. (and other prominent and inspirational figures), I have decided to add “Mindful Mondays” to the Mindful Effervescence blog. Every Monday, I will post a new quote full of inspiration and effervescence that hopefully inspires each and every one of you. Happy Mindful Monday and I hope that we can all take something from this quote.

“Equality should not be a dream for anyone.

It should be a reality.”

-Author unknown.

ME