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Financial Industry

Let's talk about the financial industry. What needs to change? Who will change it? We're pushing the limits to make the financial industry more consumer-friendly.

Featured Articles

FDIC vs SIPC—What’s the difference?

FDIC. SIPC. NCUA. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of most of these acronyms at some point while dealing with your finances. But what exactly does each mean when it comes to your money?

How Do Banks Make Money?

Banks typically make money in three ways: net interest margin, interchange, and fees. Here’s how that can affect you.

FDIC Insurance: What It Is And How It Works

Deposit insurance was created in 1933 by Congress to restore faith in the U.S. banking system. Learn about how deposit insurance works and what it can mean for your cash.

Recent Articles

The Beginner’s Guide to Online Banks And Neobanks

Online banks, or neobanks, are growing in popularity—but what are they and how do they work? Here are some things you need to know.

The Largest Community Bank in Every State

Community banks have the ability to deliver personalized banking services to their constituents. Find out the largest community bank in your state.

The Most Popular Credit Union In Every State

Credit unions have been a staple of American society since the 20th century. See which credit union is most popular in every state.

Why Stock Market News Might Be Misleading You

Learn to separate the meaningful information from the noise. Knowing the right way to interpret market news can help us to make smarter decisions about how to manage our investments.

Women and Money: Bridge The Gap

It’s no secret that women fight more of an uphill battle than male peers in their efforts to reach personal financial goals.

How Banks Fail in Helping You Save Money

You may not realize it, but our financial lives are shaped by a great divide: banking vs. investment managers. In between lies most people’s pinnacle challenge: saving for the future.

Bogle on the Retirement Industry, 401(k)s and IRAs Today

Jack Bogle discusses why indexing works and why it was important for the financial industry. And he and Betterment CEO Jon Stein look to the future of indexing and ETFs.

Bogle on the Importance of a Fiduciary Duty for Money Managers

Jack Bogle describes his strongly held views on fiduciary duty. In his words: “If you touch another person’s money, you [should be] a fiduciary.”

Bogle on Indexing and the Future of Investing

Jack Bogle discusses why indexing works and why it was important for the financial industry. And he and Betterment CEO Jon Stein look to the future of indexing and ETFs.

Bogle on Building Vanguard and Changing an Industry

Jack Bogle describes the challenges and thrill of building Vanguard, and what kept his team centered through tumultuous change. The first in our four-part Q&A series between Jack Bogle and Betterment’s Jon Stein.

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