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Personal Finance

Make the most of your personal finances by optimizing your assets and liabilities.

Should You Create a Trust Fund? 5 Ways It Can Help Preserve Wealth

Should You Create a Trust Fund? 5 Ways It Can Help Preserve Wealth

Weigh the costs and benefits of establishing a trust as part of your estate planning.

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong

Don’t keep your safety net fund in cash savings accounts. Odds are you’ll lose money due to inflation, and lose out on potential growth of your savings.

What Our Investment Philosophy Means for You

What Our Investment Philosophy Means for You

Betterment uses real-world evidence and systematic decision-making. Investors can gain the full value of our approach by following five principles shown to lead to investing success.

Recent Articles

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.

After Law School: Balancing Student Loans with Retirement Saving

Follow the story of a recent law school graduate and how he’s making it work.

The Year Ahead: 5 Trends That Could Impact Your Finances

In 2015, individuals will need to be proactive to make the smartest financial planning moves—new technology can help, especially with higher taxes.

7 Holiday Money Tips from Betterment

Betterment staff shares money tips to keep on track with larger financial goals during this season of spending.

5 Tech Companies Making Credit Cards Safer

Tech startups have been hatching some innovative solutions that can improve consumer security for their credit cards.

3 Types of Insurance You May Not Have—But Should Consider

Insurance can be all the difference between avoiding a financial setback and keeping your savings goals on track. Here’s what you need to know.

Personal Finance for Veterans: A Q&A With Jeff Rose

People in the military need to have someone on the home front to help them manage money while deployed.

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