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3 Dos & 3 Don'ts For Using Venmo

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    If Emily Post were around today, I expect she would have a thing or two to say about Venmo. I’m the first to admit the app has changed my life: Everything from paying rent to splitting a birthday present for a mutual friend is far easier with the addition of this little blue icon on my phone. But with new technology comes new territory, and with that, new etiquette — and potential faux pas.

    Like much of the online world, Venmo gives us a mask to hide behind. With it, you can reach through someone’s phone and ask them for money without ever having to speak to them in person. This is extremely useful — it does take some of the confrontation out of what could be an awkward transaction — but it can also be off-putting. Money, even on Venmo, can be a sensitive topic.

    If you use Venmo even occasionally, check out these tips to make sure you're not unintentionally offending your money-owing friends.

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