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Compare Betterment vs. Personal Capital and Wealthfront

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See why 380,000 customers manage over $14 billion with Betterment.

Betterment is an online financial advisor built for people who refuse to settle for average investing. People who demand better. People like you.

With Betterment, you get personalized advice, low and transparent fees, and unlimited access to licensed experts. Scroll down to see how we stack up.

Features and Benefits
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital

Portfolio of Exchange-Traded Funds

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment

No Minimum

Wealthfront

$500

Personal Capital

$100,000

Betterment

0.25%

Wealthfront

0.25%

Personal Capital

0.89%

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital

Roth, Traditional and SEP IRAs

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment

TLH+
no minimum

Wealthfront

$500 minimum to open account

Personal Capital
Betterment

No Minimum

Wealthfront

$250 Minimum Withdrawal

Personal Capital

No Minimum
(must call to withdraw)

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital

Trust Accounts

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital

Automatic Deposits

Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment
Wealthfront
Personal Capital
Betterment

Premium Plan
0.40% fee
$100,000 Minimum

Wealthfront
Personal Capital

Private Client Plan
0.79% fee
$1,000,000 Minimum

Explore your first goal

Safety Net

This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.

Retirement

Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.

General Investing

If you want to invest and build wealth over time, then this is the goal for you. This is an excellent goal type for unknown future needs or money you plan to pass to future generations.

Are you on track for retirement?

Try our retirement calculator to see if you're retirement-ready.

Could your 401(k) be worth more?

Learn how rolling over an average 401(k) to a Betterment IRA could mean 60% lower fees.

Want more retirement guidance?

Read the latest on investing for retirement on our Resource Center.

For a full explanation of how Betterment harvests your capital losses—as well as all relevant disclosures—please see the Tax Loss Harvesting+ methodology.

The information provided on this page is as of March 2, 2018 and is subject to change.

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