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Couch Potato Investing

Lifehacker last week mentioned the popular Couch Potato Strategy, where money is 50% in Treasuries and 50% in a stock market index. Sounds a…

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By Jon Stein CEO & Founder, Betterment Published Jun. 11, 2009
Published Jun. 11, 2009
1 min read

Lifehacker last week mentioned the popular Couch Potato Strategy, where money is 50% in Treasuries and 50% in a stock market index. Sounds a lot like a simple 50/50 allocation on Betterment. Except with Betterment, you’re likely to get better returns, because we rebalance your portfolio for you. So you can have your potato and eat some cake, too.

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