Personalized guidance for you
Retiring, buying a home, having a child—these are exciting life moments that come with so many financial questions. Our tools and experts are here to help guide you along the way.
Get personalized advice based on your needs.
We start with your goal—the reason you're investing. Then, we make various recommendations: risk level, amount to invest, and type of account.
This type of personalized strategy is called "goal-based investing," and research shows it improves outcomes by encouraging optimal behavior and more precise wealth management.
We're here for the moments you hope for—and for the ones you might not expect.
If you're planning for retirement...
We'll advise you on how much to save, what types of accounts to invest in, and an optimal risk level based on when you want to retire.
If you're planning to buy a home...
We'll create a slightly more conservative portfolio, given that this is a short- to medium-term goal.
If you have a baby...
We're here to help you invest for your child's future.
If you switch jobs...
We're here to help you roll over old 401(k)s and IRAs to help you make the most of your money.
If you receive an inheritance...
Our experts can advise on how to invest it.
If the market goes down...
If you're not sure what to save for...
We have a goal for that. Often you don't have a specific reason to save but still want to grow your wealth over time. Allowing for flexibility, we'll provide allocation guidance according to the number of years you want to stay invested.
Get advice on your outside investments.
You can sync your outside accounts, such as other investments and bank accounts, to see if you're losing money to high fees and uninvested cash.
Explore your first goal
This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.
Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.
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.
How would you like to get started?
Your first step toward a smarter investing future starts here.
Create a Betterment account
Go ahead and join the smart, modern way to invest.
See what we can do for you
Tell us a bit about yourself, and we'll show you the benefits of investing with us.
Get a free investing checkup
Help us get a sense of your investing approach and see how you could improve.
Transfer a 401(k) or an IRA
Move an existing retirement account into a Betterment IRA.
Download the mobile app
Enjoy the Betterment experience anywhere on the go.
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.