I am thrilled today. Why am I so thrilled? Today I finally completed the setup of my Google Wallet account by verifying my bank checking account as a funding source for my Google Wallet account.
The first thing I did after this verification was to transfer some money from my checking account into my Google Wallet account. It worked flawlessly with no extra charge for the transfer. Now I feel much safer using my Google Wallet card for payments instead of my bank debit card. My debit card has been compromised three times in about a year's time. Now if my Google Wallet card is hacked, the hackers will only get a card number that is no longer valid. So, take that, hackers! Bring it on! No longer do I have to worry about my checking account being drained of funds. No longer do I have to go through the painful process of updating user accounts with my new debit card. Hopefully I have updated my user accounts with my Google Wallet for the last time.
You can see why I am thrilled. It is a good feeling going into a store and paying with my Google Wallet card. Oh, someday the hackers may find a way to hack the Google Wallet payment system, but it won't be anytime soon. I am betting that Google will be able to keep their payment system secure. It certainly is more secure than the debit/credit card payment system.
Yes, today I am thrilled!