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.

On Guns and Investing: Our Response

The Betterment SRI portfolio represents a reduction in exposure to weapons manufacturers compared to conventional portfolios, but isn’t perfect. There’s a good reason for that.

Achieving Presence: An Interview with Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy

Author of the new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Worried Market Watchers: What (Not) To Do Next

When you hear about big percentage losses in the stock market, you're bound to feel butterflies. Listen in for some brief advice on how to think practically about your investment goals during the market turbulence.

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How to Help Minimize Taxes on Your Savings Account Earnings

Learn how you can help minimize taxes on earnings by focusing on state and local tax advantages with savings account alternatives.

Survey: Future Retirees May Rely More on the Gig Economy

Almost 40 percent of respondents feel unprepared to save enough to maintain their lifestyle during retirement.

On Guns and Investing: Our Response

The Betterment SRI portfolio represents a reduction in exposure to weapons manufacturers compared to conventional portfolios, but isn’t perfect. There’s a good reason for that.

Achieving Presence: An Interview with Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy

Author of the new book "Presence," Amy Cuddy teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same.

Worried Market Watchers: What (Not) To Do Next

When you hear about big percentage losses in the stock market, you're bound to feel butterflies. Listen in for some brief advice on how to think practically about your investment goals during the market turbulence.

What Our Investment Philosophy Means for You

Betterment’s investment philosophy plays a major role in how we help you make the most of your money. From this philosophy, we can derive five principles that we believe all investors should follow.

9 Investing Truths That Don’t Get Enough Credit

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

When Is the Best Time to Invest in the Stock Market?

The media would have you think there are dozens of reasons to buy into or sell out of the market, but what the hard data shows is that most of the time, you should stick to a long-term investment strategy.

How I Paid Off My $90,000 MBA in Less Than 2 Years

If you get in the habit of putting every extra dollar saved toward your loans, you can pay off your loans sooner than you think.

4 Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans Early

The sooner your pay off your loans, the sooner you can start building your future savings. Here’s how to get ahead of the game.

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