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Investing Discipline

A principle of good investing is strong discipline. Discipline in taking on risk. Discipline in making deposits. Discipline in using a scientific approach to your portfolio.

Featured Articles

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.

What Are The Most Effective Deposit Settings?

Choosing the right deposit strategy is an important step towards helping you reach your goals. We recommend setting up your auto-deposits so that they occur right after each paycheck.

How Betterment Works During Volatile Markets

It can be difficult to ride out a market downturn when you can see it affecting your investment portfolio. We have automated features in place to address volatile markets when they occur.

Recent Articles

Your Investments: Why Neatness Counts

It’s not a perfect science, but when it comes to investing, neatness counts. Or perhaps more accurately, neatness adds up to real dollars that compound over time.

How You Can Reach Your Investment Goal—Even When You Veer Off-Track

We highlight all of the intelligent strategies we use to help protect you from market downturns as you approach the target dates for your goals—and discuss the actions you can take if your goals become off-track.

What Olympics Prize Money Can Teach Us About Investing

Though Olympics prize money amounts haven’t changed in over a decade, if invested today those winnings could still earn solid returns well past an athlete’s competitive years.

Why Marshmallows May Hold the Secret to Investing

The 1960s Marshmallow Experiment challenged the concept of instant gratification—and revealed a lot about how people approach saving versus spending.

How We’re Meeting Our New Year’s Goals: Better Habits

In 2016, we’re creating real habits to achieve personal life goals.

The Rehumanizing Impact of Robo-Advice

Automated advice gives people more time to live their lives.

Why’d I Do That? Never Forget with the Investing Journal

The Investing Journal is a new Betterment feature that allows customers to add personal notes to transactions.

Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Rising Interest Rates

A diversified bond basket can actually benefit from rising interest rates.

Betterment Customers Stay the Course, Steer Clear of Behavior Gap

Research from Betterment’s behavioral team shows that most investors with Betterment achieve full investment returns and do not attempt to time the market.

Fractional Shares Improve Portfolio Efficiency

Betterment’s fractional share technology ensures that Tax Loss Harvesting+ is effective, regardless of your investment size.

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