Showing articles tagged with "Investing 101"
What To Do When You Over-Contribute to an IRA
IRAs have contribution limits. Advisors like Betterment help to prevent you from over-contributing, but if you have multiple IRAs, you can easily over-contribute without meaning to. Learn what to do if you unintentionally contribute more than this year’s limit.
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4 Reasons to Sync Your Accounts with Betterment
Now when you sync your outside investment accounts with Betterment, you can see your total net worth in one place. You can also see details about your non-Betterment investments, including fund allocations, holdings, fees, and idle cash that could be earning more.
4 Myths About Diversification
What is diversification? Many investors know that they should be diversified, but don’t understand what that really means. Here, we break it down for you—along with four big misconceptions about being diversified.
Experiencing Short-Term Losses Is a Part of Long-Term Gains
Far from unusual, downturns are an integral part of even the highest returning investments.
Improving Retirement Planning with Synced External Accounts
Betterment's retirement planning advice aims to give you personalized answers based on your whole financial picture. For that, syncing external accounts is critical.
Why Comparing Returns Is a Bad Way to Choose an Investment Manager
Short-term or recent returns give little information about future returns, and they increase the odds you’ll make a bad decision.
9 Reasons Goal-Based Investing Leads to Success
What exactly are you saving and investing for? This is a serious moment of self inquiry.
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.
How Technology Leverages Investing Basics
You're hearing more and more about automated investing, but what's the real advantage? This basic answer might surprise you.
Can You Have a 401(k) and an IRA?
Juggling retirement accounts can be tricky. With open enrollment season coming up, here's how to maximize yours.
Safety Net Funds: Why Traditional Advice Is Wrong
Don’t keep your safety net fund in cash savings accounts. Odds are you’ll lose money due to inflation, and lose out on potential growth of your savings.