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Investing Basics

Not sure how investing works? That's great. Most investors tend to think of themselves as beginners. Get your investing fundamentals down here. Stocks, bonds, taxes, and performance—sharpen your understanding of it all.

Investing in Different Assets: What are Your Possible Choices?

Investing in Different Assets: What are Your Possible Choices?

You want to begin investing, but have no idea where to start. Here is your guide to investing in different assets, jargon-free.

5 Finance Books That Can Help You Get it Together

5 Finance Books That Can Help You Get it Together

Ever wondered what’s on our bookshelf? We share five finance books that we love, because we’re sure they can help you on your journey to become a smarter investor.

How Much Are You Losing To Idle Cash?

How Much Are You Losing To Idle Cash?

Uninvested cash may feel more readily available compared to when its invested, but there can be better ways to manage your funds. Find out how.

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Your Unique Version of Investing History

How we think about investing has more to do with our personal experiences than we realize — and while we can’t change our inclinations, we might be able to influence how we react to them.

Beyond Expense Ratios: Weighing Holding Costs With Trading Costs

What’s more expensive—holding a fund, or trading it? It depends. We walk you through the important factors to consider when determining the total cost of either holding your funds or trading them.

Debt and Savings: Initial Moves for Effective Investing

Tackling your debts and saving money are prerequisites to investing and building wealth. Here are 5 ways to tackle your different financial priorities.

Drivers of Investing: Time Value and Compound Interest

When it comes to investing, the longer you let your money grow and compound, the more money you can likely earn in returns.

How to Set Up Your Investments Correctly at Betterment

A quick overview of getting your portfolio started at Betterment based on your financial goals.

Managed Account or Self-Directed Brokerage Account?

Let’s explore the key differences between two types of common investment accounts: managed accounts and self-directed brokerage accounts.

Understanding the Funds in Our Portfolio

Learn more about the funds we invest in here at Betterment.

Why the Turbulence in the Stock Market?

Nobody has all the answers to why the market takes a nosedive, but it’s often useful to take a look at the economic precursors that may play a role in early-2018 market turbulence.

Managing Your Allocation As Your Goal Approaches

Automatically adjusting your allocation is one area of advice where automation can play a particularly important role for investors.

9 Investing Truths That Don’t Get Enough Credit

Amazon has 149,449 book results for "investing." Morgan Housel recommends just nine points.

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