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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.
How Much Are You Losing To Idle Cash?
Uninvested cash may feel more readily available compared to when it's invested, but there can be better ways to manage your funds. Find out how.
Betterment Everyday™ Cash Reserve Has A Variable APY: What That Means For You
Interest rates change over time, but at Betterment, we are always working hard to help give you one of the best rates possible so you can make the most of your money.
Introducing Betterment Everyday™: Our New Cash Management Suite
Betterment redefined investing with automated guidance built for you. Now, we’re reshaping another part of your financial life: your savings and checking. Meet Betterment Everyday™.
How To Buy Life Insurance
Life insurance is meant to help complete your financial plan, but buying life insurance can be a confusing experience. Luckily, we’ve outlined eight steps you should take to purchase life insurance.
FDIC Insurance: What It Is And How It Works
Deposit insurance was created in 1933 by Congress to restore faith in the U.S. banking system. Learn about how deposit insurance works and what it can mean for your cash.
Understand Your Finances by Syncing Your Accounts
Syncing your outside accounts lets you see your total net worth in one place. It also lets us give you better advice and spot high fees you didn’t know about.
High-Yield Savings Accounts: The Ultimate Guide
High-yield savings accounts can offer higher interest rates than traditional counterparts. Learn everything you need to know about them in this guide.
What’s A Checking Account, And How Does It Work?
A checking account is a bank account for your normal money: the cash you might need day to day. Here’s everything you need to know about how they work.
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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.