Selecting an IRA: Ask Yourself ‘Tax Free Now or Later?’ (video)
The best choice for you may depend on your current income tax rate, your future projected income tax rate and possibly other factors.
With Traditional IRAs, you can get tax deductions now for contributions.
With Roth IRAs, you get tax-free withdrawals later.
The maximum contribution is $5,500 per year (it's $6,500 if you're age 50 or over).
If you’re still in limbo with a 401(k) or other type of rollover, never fear—we can help you. One the first decisions to make is whether to use a Roth or Traditional account. Sarah Michaelson, Betterment’s manager of customer success, breaks down the ins and outs of each kind of IRA.
The Truth About HSAs and Retirement
Health Savings Accounts may be a smart way to supplement your retirement. But is it right for you?
How to Do a Direct IRA Transfer
If this is your first direct IRA transfer, don’t worry. We help process direct IRA transfers every day, and we’re here to make it as easy for you as possible.
Optimizing Performance in Lower Risk Betterment Portfolios
In this methodology, we provide insight into how we optimize the performance of the lower risk bonds in Betterment's portfolios, including Smart Saver.
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.