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Savings Advice

Saving is easier said than done. Smart saving—using the right accounts, and putting your money in the right investments—is even more of a challenge. Here's our library of savings advice, whether you're saving for retirement or your next holiday.

FDIC Insurance: What It Is And How It Works

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.

The Recommended Allocation For Our Safety Net Goal Has Changed

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.

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds

Everything You Need to Know About Emergency Funds

Some things you need to know about emergency funds: what they are, how big they should be, when to use them, and more.

Recent Articles

Betterment Everyday™ Savings 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.

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.

Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong

Don’t keep your safety net funds in cash savings accounts that give you little to no interest. Odds are you’ll lose money due to inflation, as well as lose out on the potential growth of your hard-earned savings.

Should I Speak With A Financial Advisor?

As a robo-advisor, we give you automated advice that’s accessible through our website and mobile app. We also have a team of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professionals who can help answer your burning financial questions.

Funding a Safety Net: Calculate Your Target Amount

Don’t know how much to set aside for emergencies? Don’t let uncertainty stop you from saving. We’ll help you figure out how much you should save so that you can feel prepared.

Plan Ahead When Saving For Vacations

We’ll help you plan and save so you can stress less about your bank account while you’re on the beach, on top of a mountain, or wherever else your travels take you.

How A Generation Gap Impacts Finance For Women

Personal finance needs vary greatly across generations — but perhaps even more so for women.

What Are The Most Effective Auto-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 To Invest When You Have Family Members With Disabilities

Having family members with disabilities requires lifelong planning that might not be easily addressed by typical financial planning advice. Planning appropriately for their lives can ensure they are protected and secure.

5 Finance Books That Can Help You Get it Together

Ever wondered what’s on our bookshelf? We share five finance books that we love, because we’re sure they can help you on your journey to become a smarter investor.

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