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REGISTER TO VOTE

Instructions for Texas.

January 09, 2018

To vote in Texas, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application, fill it out, and mail it at least 30 days before the election date. Get your application here.

You are eligible to register to vote if:

  • You are a United States citizen;

  • You are a resident of the county where you submit the application;

  • You are at least 18 years old on Election Day;

  • You are not a convicted felon (you may be eligible to vote if you have completed your sentence, probation, and parole); and

  • You have not been declared by a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be either totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

 

Are you already registered?

To confirm your voter registration status, you may select one of three methods to perform a search:

  • Your Texas driver’s license number, if you provided it when you applied for voter registration;

  • Your Voter Unique Identifier (VUID), which appears on your voter registration certificate;

  • Your first and last name.


Find out if you are already registered.

When to vote.

How to register to vote in a state other than Texas.

WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN

August 28, 2019

Business Proposal Form - The attached file contains a list of questions that each of the business plan participants need to answer. 

GOOGLE KEEP

TAKE NOTES

May 09, 2018

FREE

Google Keep is a note-taking service developed by Google. Google Keep is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio. Users can also set reminders. Text from images can be extracted using optical character recognition, and voice recordings can be transcribed. The interface allows for a single-column view or a multi-column view. Notes can be color-coded, and labels can be applied for organization. Additional functionality allows users to pin notes, and to collaborate on notes with other Keep users in real-time.

Google Keep is a necessary app for everyone. Keep is great, use it.  

ZELLE

May 15, 2018

EASY. FAST. SAFE. DONE.

Forget running to the ATM or mailing a check. With Zelle, you can send and receive money with peace of mind. Safely and easily send money to people you know through your trusted banking app - or the Zelle app if your bank doesn’t currently offer Zelle.

STEP 1

Access Zelle

Find Zelle in the mobile banking app of our partners. If you already have your banking app on your phone, there's no download necessary. If your bank or credit union doesn't offer Zelle yet, just download the Zelle app to get started.

STEP 2

Pick a person to pay.

Once you enroll, all you need to send money with Zelle is the preferred email address or mobile number of the trusted recipient.

STEP 3

Choose the amount to send.

Enter the amount you want to send. If your recipient is already enrolled with Zelle, the money will go directly into their bank account, typically in minutes. If they aren’t enrolled yet, they will get a notification explaining how to receive the money simply and quickly.

CASH APP

February 04, 2018

Cash App is a mobile payment service allowing users to transfer money to one another using a phone app.

It includes the ability for individuals, organizations, and business owners to use a unique username to send and receive money, known as a $cashtag.

 

In January 2018, Cash App expanded to support bitcoin trading. https://cash.app/bitcoin

 

Have you seen the Cash app? Try it using my code "BTJNXST" and we’ll each get $5. cash.me/app/BTJNXST

Pay friends easily.

July 21, 2017

Free

In my opinion everyone needs to have this app. Pay friends and family with a Venmo account using money you have in Venmo, or link your bank account or debit card quickly. Move money from Venmo to your bank account in as little as one business day. The only potential downside for some users is that many users do public transactions are, but you can send money privately on Venmo if you would rather. 

Pay family and friends in the US with a phone number or email, whether or not they have Venmo — all they need to do is create a Venmo account to claim their payment. Find friends automatically by syncing your Facebook or phone contacts.

Your personal and financial data is encrypted and protected on our secure servers to guard against unauthorized transactions. When you send money using your Venmo balance, bank account, debit card or prepaid card, we waive fees so it’s free. Our standard 3% fee applies to credit cards. Receiving money and making purchases in other apps is always free.

Venmo is owned by PayPal.

Venmo review: Investopedia, Wikipedia, CardPaymentOptions

Venmo me @Rayven-Moore

Just like Venmo, but it's not.

August 09, 2017

Personal account is free. Business account has fees.

PayPal is a great payment option for small businesses with an online presence. Account setup is fast, it’s easy to use, and it’s widely accepted. If you’re a brand new business and you need to accept payments quickly, PayPal is the way to go. 

 

There are two types of accounts in PayPal, personal and business. A single person can only have two accounts with PayPal. One personal account and/or a business account. Each account should have a unique email address, bank account and credit card associated with it. Opening a PayPal account and sending money from a PayPal account is completely free of charge for all account types. You can also receive funds from a credit/debit card. With personal accounts you can only accept five credit/debit cards payments while in case of business accounts there is no such limit.

Receiving funds from a PayPal account:

  1. To your personal PayPal account is free.

  2. To your business PayPal account involves fees.

PayPal review: MerchantMaverick, CardPaymentOptions

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