Resources ‹ expense ratio s s Articles tagged expense ratio Goals and Advice How Much Are You Losing to Fees? Unexpected or hidden fees can damage your long-term investment returns. Sync your outside accounts with Betterment now and see how much you’re being charged by other investment providers. Read More ETFs Why Sector ETFs May Not Make Sense in a Passive Portfolio Just because something is called a “passive ETF” does not necessarily mean it is best for an investor who subscribes to a passive investing philosophy. Read More ETFs Eliminating the Black Box: How We Automated ETF Selection The 30 funds we use in our portfolio were selected on merits so clear that we codified it. Here’s how we narrowed our ETFs down to 30 from more than 1,600 choices. Read More ETFs The Hidden Costs Inside Mutual Funds Investors pay, on average, 0.35% more for an index-tracking mutual fund than for an index-tracking ETF, based on the expense ratio. Read More 401(k)s and IRAs How to Select Investments for Your 401(k) 401(k)s are offered through your employer, but your boss isn’t always going to walk you through your investing options. Here’s a Betterment “hack” for your plan. Read More ETFs Investment Selection: Building Portfolios, Fund by Fund Building and managing an investment portfolio is a bit like building a piece of furniture. Here are the tools we used. Read More ETFs This Is Why an ETF Portfolio Serves You Better ETFs are the next level in access, flexibility, and cost. Here’s a look at the five key attributes that make ETFs right for Betterment customers. Read More What Betterment Offers Retirement Solutions at Betterment We provide solutions for every stage of retirement planning. Betterment IRAs Rolling over to a Betterment IRA involves almost no paperwork and allows customers to be invested in as little as two days.