Betterment in The Daily
Big Banks are big on fees. It's one of our pet hates here at Betterment, and a big reason why Jon Stein came up with the idea to offer an alternative investment solution: a service that doesn't require a minimum balance, doesn't charge you for access to your own money, and doesn't charge you for each transaction.
This customer-centric approach makes sense … yet … it’s an anomaly.
The Daily wrote about Betterment carving out its place in this space today, and suggests that other startups will soon follow suit. We’re excited to be playing our part in this revolution.
Investing’s Pain Gap: What You Put Up With To Earn Returns
Markets are frustrating—especially when you look at a year’s worth of returns. Year to year, you can easily experience what we call the pain gap. The key is to not let the pain gap create a behavior gap between your account and market performance.
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.
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This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.
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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.