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Betterment’s Founder Is Looking Forward
We’ve made a lot of headway towards our mission to help you make the most of your money over the last decade. I can’t wait for you to see what’s coming next.
Goal-Based Investing: A Decade In Review
As we all look forward to and plan for the future, let’s stop and take a look at the past decade to see what we can learn from it.
Congress Just Passed the SECURE Act—Here’s What You Should Know
The government is taking steps to make your retirement more secure. Find out how the new changes might affect you.
What Is A Fiduciary?
A fiduciary is a person or institution that is required to act in the best interest of another person when managing their financial life. Here’s why that can be important.
Are You New To Investing? Start Here
Investing can be easier and less expensive than you think. We’ll show you the ropes so that you can start making the most of your money today.
Consider This Your Financial Roadmap
Separating your money into the categories of now, soon, and later can help you see a full picture of your financial roadmap.
FDIC vs SIPC—What’s the difference?
FDIC. SIPC. NCUA. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of most of these acronyms at some point while dealing with your finances. But what exactly does each mean when it comes to your money?
Is Buying A Home A Good Investment?
Buying a home has long been considered the American dream. But is homeownership a good investment? Or, much like a fancy sports car, is it just a status symbol?
How Do Banks Make Money?
Banks typically make money in three ways: net interest margin, interchange, and fees. Here’s how that can affect you.
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Investing in Your 20s: 4 Major Financial Questions Answered
When you're in your 20s, you may be starting to invest or you might have some existing assets you need to take better care of. Pay attention to these major issues.
Investing in Your 30s: 3 Goals You Should Set Today
It’s never too early or too late to start investing for a better future. Here’s what you need to know about investing in your 30s.
Investing in Your 40s: 4 Financial Goals You Should Fund at Mid-Life
In your 40s, your priorities and investing goals become clearer than ever; it’s your mid-life opportunity to get your goals on track.
Investing in Your 50s: 4 Practical Tips for Retirement Planning
In your 50s, you’ll want to assess your retirement plan, lifestyle, future earnings, and support for your family. Then, practice goal-based investing to help ensure your objectives are met.