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Best in Business: 9 Questions With Betterment Founder Jon Stein

By Gabrielle Olya

Jon Stein is the founder and CEO of Betterment, the first independent online financial advisor. Stein started the history-making company after years of consulting for Wall Street’s biggest financial institutions, with a mission to help people maximize their money through long-term investing, tax loss harvesting and low fees. According to Crunchbase, Betterment has secured $275 million in funding — and in 2017, Forbes reported that the company’s assets had skyrocketed in $8.5 billion.

In this installment of GOBankingRates’ “Best in Business” series, which sets out to discover what makes the people behind top innovative companies tick, Stein shares why starting his company during the recession was actually a good thing, the importance of knowing when to ask for help — and ways that you can find (or build) your own dream job, too.

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This article originally published January 23rd, 2019 on GOBankingRates