How does Braid work?

Customize & share the link

Customize & share the link

Set up your pool and send the link to your friends and family

Collect contributions

Collect contributions

Anyone can contribute to your link with a debit card, no need to sign up

Spend or save from the Pool

Spend or save from the Pool

Use the Braid debit card wherever Mastercard is accepted to buy big-ticket items and flights or save the money in the pool until you’re ready to use it

The easiest way to collect graduation money gifts

A pool for your grad fund 

Collect contributions towards your college fund, post-grad trips, 529 plan, big-ticket graduation gift, moving out fund, and more! 

Personalize the pool link

Tell friends & family what their contribution is going towards by adding an image and description

Get alerts when people contribute 

Instant notifications show when someone puts money in the graduation pool. Contributors can also leave a note with their contribution

Your money pool is 100% free

Keep all of the contributions collected for the grad

Monetary graduation gift guide

How to ask for them, collect them, and spend them with Braid

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Monetary graduation gift guide

Braid is Safe and Secure

We use best-in-class security and compliance practices to keep your money safe and your personal data private.

All payment and personal information are encrypted end-to-end using SSL 256-bit encryption.

Get spending notifications from your pools, and freeze your debit card anytime in the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Braid Pool?
How do I spend or send money from the pool to buy a group gift?
How do I send the funds to the recipient?
How do I send funds to a 529 plan?
Is the recipient under 18? Here’s how you can still use Braid Pools.
Does Braid charge fees?
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