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Managing Your Money

Budgeting is like dieting—shaping your financial life around restriction. It's narrow, day-to-day, micro. Money management is like a healthy lifestyle—shaping your life around a holistic look at your finances and goals.

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Betterment Everyday™ Checking FAQ

We are releasing access to Betterment Everyday™ Checking over time, rather than all at once. If you are on the waitlist, we will notify you via email when your spot opens up.

Manage Your Cash the Modern Way With Two-Way Sweep

Manage your cash the modern way—effortlessly. Try out Two-Way Sweep, our latest in cash management technology.

What A Trip To The Casino Can Teach You About Investing And Risk

Learn the ins and outs of how gambling works from a quantitative investor, and use it to your advantage in investing for the long term.

Betterment Everyday™ Cash Reserve Has A Variable APY: What That Means For You

Interest rates change over time, but at Betterment, we are always working hard to help give you one of the best rates possible so you can make the most of your money.

Checking vs. Savings Account: What’s The Difference?

What are the differences between checking and savings accounts? Learn the pros and cons of each, and find out how you can use them to meet your financial goals.

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.

What’s A Checking Account, And How Does It Work?

A checking account is a bank account for your normal money: the cash you might need day to day. Here’s everything you need to know about how they work.

The Recommended Allocation For Our Safety Net Goal Has Changed

Your Safety Net goal should ideally beat inflation while also taking on minimal risk. Learn about our updated portfolio allocation recommendations for your emergency funds.

Betterment Everyday™ Cash Reserve FAQ

We want to help you make the most of your everyday money. Learn about Betterment Everyday™ Cash Reserve.

Fighting Financial Guilt In The Era Of Latte Shaming

Don’t let provocative news cycles make you feel bad about buying coffee every morning. You can have your $5 latte and still meet your financial goals, using reverse budgeting.

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