Cash Management: Tools to Help You Save and Spend

You may not think it, but cash sitting idle is risky. The risks: Inflation and your own pocketbook. Our cash management tools help you save more each paycheck and spend when you're ready.

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Sync your accounts and find your extra cash.

Before you get saving, get organized. Sync your finances to our dashboard to learn your net worth and identify extra cash in your checking account.

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Automate your deposits to fit your savings habit.

Start saving every payday with auto-deposit for each of your goals, or effortlessly move your extra cash using Two-Way Sweep. We’ll analyze your checking account, help you find extra cash, and sweep it into Smart Saver, currently yielding 2.23%.* If your cash balance falls low, we can sweep money back to your checking account for you.

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Withdraw the tax-smart way. We aim to keep your tax bill low.

Withdrawals from your investments are straightforward and take just 4-5 business days. For every withdrawal, we help lower transaction taxes by selling your investments in the order that causes the least tax burden.

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When you're retired, we'll help manage your retirement cash flow.

When you reach retirement, we help guide your cash flow. We advise you on how much is probably safe to withdraw, then you can schedule your personal retirement payday.

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Frequently asked questions

We're an advisor. That makes our approach to managing your cash different. Let us help answer your questions.

Explore your first goal

Safety Net

This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.

Retirement

Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.

General Investing

If you want to invest and build wealth over time, then this is the goal for you. This is an excellent goal type for unknown future needs or money you plan to pass to future generations.

Smart Saver

You could earn 20X more than a typical savings account with our low-risk investing account for your extra cash.

How would you like to get started?

Your first step toward a smarter investing future starts here.

Create a Betterment account

Go ahead and join the smart, modern way to invest.

See what we can do for you

Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll show you the benefits of investing with us.

Get a free investing checkup

Help us get a sense of your investing approach and see how you could improve.

Transfer a 401(k) or an IRA

Move an existing retirement account into a Betterment IRA.

Download the mobile app

Enjoy the Betterment experience anywhere on the go.

* 2.23% yield is the asset-weighted blend of the 30 Day SEC Yield as of Feb. 1, 2019 (a standardized calculation that reflects the dividends and interest earned after deduction of the fund’s expenses) of the ETFs that comprise this portfolio net of Betterment’s management fee (0.25% for its Digital plan). The ETFs were chosen with an aim to limit risk and produce income. Yield is an important number in evaluating a low-risk, all-bond portfolio, but is distinct from actual investment returns, which may vary.

20X the average savings account is calculated by taking the FDIC’s national average savings account interest rate for deposits under $100,000 of 0.09% (based on data available as of Feb. 1, 2019) compared to 2.23%, the expected yield of a Betterment Smart Saver portfolio.See more details about Smart Saver.

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