What you should do instead
Fortunately, there’s a couple viable alternatives. Cash is a good one, but if you’re not used to it, you might misplace it in a pocket and never see it again. Paypal, the less-hip parent company of Venmo, is far more secure, as is Google Wallet. Physical checks and other bank-based services like Chase Quick Pay and Bank of America’s money transfer service are probably the way to go if you have them, because banks are as secure as banks.
In the future of course, none of this will be an relevant, because we will be too busy fighting off Skynet’s Terminators to care about petty issues of misplaced currency. So maybe you shouldn’t listen to me and just enjoy the convenience while you can.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Deputy Editor at Supercompressor. He understands that Skynet is a real possibility. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.