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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

Here’s Why Free Trades Might Not Be A Good Deal After All

D-I-Y? How about D-I-No. Here’s why those free trades might not be such a good deal after all.

What If Preston Waters Had Invested His Blank Check?

If you grew up in the 90’s, I’ve got one question for you: What would you do with a blank check?

Should Investors Be Worried About Coronavirus?

While many factors affect stock market volatility, coronavirus is the leading cause of recent ups and downs.

Recent Articles

Four Tips For New Investors

Investing can be easier and less expensive than you think. We’ll show you the ropes so that you can start making the most of your money today.

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.

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.

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