You come first
We have one mission: To empower you to make the most of your money, so you can live better.
The old way of managing money is broken.
When it comes to investing for the future, you've likely had a couple of options: You could do it yourself, or you could hand it off to an investment manager. The first can be tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone; the second has historically meant tolerating outdated technology and potential conflicts of interest.
You deserve a better way to invest.
Jon Stein created Betterment because he believed that people's money should work as hard for them as they worked to earn it. By combining proven investment strategies with technology that drives down costs, Jon believed that people would finally have a way to make the most of their money.
The new way of managing money puts you first.
We're a fiduciary, which means we act in your best interests. We're not incentivized to recommend certain funds, and we don't have our own investment products to sell. That means we'll do what we believe is right for you.
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.