Bitmo’s Holiday Budget Tips
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Bitmo’s Holiday Budget Tips

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According to the American Research Group, Americans plan to spend an upwards of $900 on gifts this year. The average monthly discretionary income of adults under 25? Half that.


Here’s the thing. As far Bitmo is concerned, even though the household budget has seen a steady increase since 2010, the holiday hasn’t changed a bit. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa — they’re still about togetherness.

Family. Friends. Faith. Community. Culture. Celebration.

Don’t keep up with the Joneses by spiraling into credit card debt. Bitmo can help you spend less and give more. Use the following ideas for inspiration.

  • Send each of your friends a bitmo cup o’ Joe with a personal invitation to a coffee date at your favorite local shop. Fill DIY coffee mugs with homemade treats to give out at the party.
  • Plan a themed holiday potluck (bonus points for going non-traditional). Send an email reminder by gifting a bitmo cupcake to every person on the guest list a week before.
  • Ring in the New Year with out of state family members by “buying a round” of champagne (Bitmo’s even got the flute). Watch the ball drop together in multiple time zones via FaceTime.
  • Get the family together to go thrift store shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters (coming soon to the app). Since every bitmo is backed by real money, you can front the bill for the adventure. Take pictures and use the best one as your family Christmas card!

Stay tuned for our full release of holiday gifts from fruitcake to mistletoe. Every bitmo is backed by actual money, so your recipient can cash out, regift, or hang on to it for future use in-store.

Frivolous spending is for the birds. Bitmo believes that this month (and every month) it’s the thought that counts.

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