Ready, aim, buy!
If the end of days is upon us, and dozens of super-fast, aggressive zombies are clawing at your door, your Betterment account will not be of much help.
At Betterment, we believe in full diversification—the kind that only buying the whole market can get you. Still, according to the Wall Street Journal, in these uncertain times, some people are choosing to diversify in unusual ways… Second Amendment style.
Perhaps we are witnessing the nascent beginnings of the great hollowpoint bubble of 2011. You have to respect creativity, but no investment is ever perfect. You don’t have to hide your Betterment statements from your kids. On the other hand, if the end of days is upon us, and dozens of superfast, aggressive zombies are clawing at your door, your Betterment account will not be of much help, we concede. So, we leave it up to you, the educated consumer, to decide. Just.. don’t point that investment at us, okay?
Can You Have a 401(K) and an IRA?
This is a great question. The answer is yes, you can have both. Should you have both? It depends.
Managed Account or Self-Directed Brokerage Account?
Let’s explore the key differences between two types of common investment accounts: managed accounts and self-directed brokerage accounts.
Your Unique Version of Investing History
How we think about investing has more to do with our personal experiences than we realize — and while we can’t change our inclinations, we might be able to influence how we react to them.
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.