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Using Technology to Help People Invest Better

“I used to tell people that my job was helping banks make more money, and that wasn’t a fulfilling thing to do because certainly banks don’t need to make any more money. I saw a range of bad practices, and knew that there were ways to make things better.”

Articles by Betterment Editors
By the Editorial Staff Betterment Resource Center Published Sep. 24, 2012
Published Sep. 24, 2012
1 min read

The typical financial product is not designed with the end user in mind, Betterment CEO Jon Stein believes.

“I used to tell people that my job was helping banks make more money, and that wasn’t a fulfilling thing to do because certainly banks don’t need to make any more money. I saw a range of bad practices, and knew that there were ways to make things better.”

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