Jezzies, random question, but what is the fastest/cheapest way to transfer money from one person to another? Specifically, my dad is going to loan me some cash and obviously we're both interested in making it as cheap as possible. Wire transfers seem like the least expensive option, but I need the money within the next few days and I wasn't sure if banks put holds on that sort of thing or something. Obviously Western Union is fast, but it would cost almost $150 to do it. Is there any other way to do this that I don't know of? And have any of you had experiences with money exchanges that aren't Western Union (that's the only service I've ever used)? Any advice is greatly appreciated. (And just as an FYI my dad lives in Rhode Island, I live in California.)