Quiz: What’s the best way to pay?

There are so many ways to move money now, but the best method for paying may depend on what you’re buying.

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Years ago, there were three main ways to pay for things: cash, check, or credit card.

But as more financial technology is invented, there are a growing number of convenient and safer ways to pay. You no longer have to mail in a check and cross your fingers it gets to your landlord by the first of the month — just use Zelle®. There’s less of a chance of being a nickel short when paying for your morning coffee — the corner bodega now accepts mobile wallet payments! And while it’s handy to have cash on hand, you often find yourself with an empty wallet — and that’s OK.

But when is it best to use each payment method? Take the quiz below to find out a few instances of when you should pay with Bill Pay1, check, Zelle, cash, or Wells Fargo Credit or Debit Cards — either your physical card or in your preferred mobile wallet (whew!).


Learn more about ways to pay for life’s day-to-day purchases.