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Family Finances

Whether you're a double-income couple or family of five, shared family finances has its benefits and challenges. Learn to work across separate accounts to build a holistic financial plan for your family, no matter how big or small it is.

How to Optimize Your 529 Contributions

How to Optimize Your 529 Contributions

We know that you want to help set up your loved ones for success. One way to invest in their education while saving on taxes is to contribute to a 529 education savings plan.

How I Managed My Financial Goals When I Got Married

How I Managed My Financial Goals When I Got Married

There are many different ways to manage money as a couple. The key is to have open communication, sooner rather than later.

Understanding Joint Accounts

Understanding Joint Accounts

Betterment joint accounts enable two people to share and progress toward investment goals together. We answer questions you have about our joint accounts.

Recent Articles

If You’re Supporting Both Your Parents and Children, These Tax Benefits May Help

If you’re financially responsible for both your parents and children, follow these tips to help maximize your tax benefits.

Parents of Class of 2016 Graduates: 3 Financial Tips to Follow Now

Now that your child has graduated, consider building emergency savings, catching-up on retirement accounts, and refinancing student loans.

3 Ways Betterment Caters to Couples

Are you one half of a “Better Couple”? Discover the top three features that benefit couples who invest with Betterment.

3 Tips for Managing Money Effectively as a Cohabiting Couple

Unmarried couples living together likely have just as much joint financial responsibility as married couples. Here are three practical tips to help couples manage and invest money together, even if they’re not legally bound to do so.

How Married Couples Should Approach Co-Managing Wealth

Merging finances is about communication—and knowing how your spouse’s financial life affects you.

7 Financial Planning Tips for Single Parents

Smart money management can take on more urgency for those without a partner.

Don’t Wait to Have This Conversation with Your Parents

Help your parents consolidate—and automate—their accounts in order to save time and money.

13 Smart Money Tips That Could Change Your Life

We did an office survey of our best money tips, and here's what Betterment insiders shared.

How to Talk About Money With Friends and Family

Healthy habits are contagious, studies show, especially when people "catch" them from their friends. Could the same be true of money?

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