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…
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.
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.
Redesigning How You Manage Your Finances at Betterment
Our new design represents a synthesis of a large body of customer feedback. We hope it meets your expectations.
Our SRI Portfolio Just Got Even Better
The proportion of socially responsible funds used in our SRI portfolio is growing.
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