We are hard at work developing IRAs for Betterment. Those of you who’ve been patiently watching the countdown will know that the launch date was set for today. Thanks for your enthusiasm. We’re just as eager as you are to get IRAs up and running, but we want to make sure we have the best possible product.
We’ve delayed the launch by a week to complete the finishing touches. IRAs will officially kick off on December 19, 2011. That still gives you time to take advantage of tax benefits this year, and time to enjoy the simplest and smartest IRA for years to come.
Is Betterment Worth It? Estimating the Added Value of a Robo-Advisor
Based on our estimation, using Betterment’s retirement recommendations could earn you 38.8% more after-tax money in retirement compared to investing on your own.
Convert or Recharacterize—What’s the Difference For Your IRA?
If conversions and recharacterizations are foreign to you, don’t worry. We’re here to help you decipher IRS jargon and learn the differences between the two.
Cash Analysis Methodology
Betterment's cash analysis aims to provide smart feedback when we think you have extra cash that could be earning you more value if it were in a higher yield account.
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.