There are a number of places where consumers can purchase a money order. The local office of the United States Postal Service is one option. Western Union offices also sell money orders, as do some grocery stores. More » Business & Finance Personal Banking

How long a money order is valid depends on the financial service provider from which it is purchased, as well as any applicable state laws. For example, Western Union money orders don't have an expiration date. Money ord... More »

Money orders do not expire, according to Western Union and MoneyGram. However, the issuers may charge a service fee if the money order is not cashed within one to three years of purchase, depending on state laws. More »

After sending a Western Union money order, you can track the status of your order online by using the Western Union MTCN tracking number, which is a unique number assigned to each money transfer. Access the Track feature... More » Business & Finance Personal Banking

People can cash money orders at their banks or places where they have accounts, from the business that issued the money order, and from many grocery stores, convenience stores and check cashing stores. To minimize fees a... More » Business & Finance Personal Banking

People who believe that a Western Union money order they sent has been lost or stolen can trace the money order by filling out a completed money order customer request form and sending it to Western Union via fax, email ... More »

According to MoneyGram, customers can track a MoneyGram order by calling the MoneyGram automated phone line at 1-800-542-3590 and entering the exact amount of the money order and the money order number. With this informa... More » Business & Finance Personal Banking