Free for 90 days: Sign up now and get 90 days managed free after your first deposit. See offer details

Limited time offer: Sign up today and get up to 1 year managed free. See details

Get your next rollover managed free in 2018. Learn how to enroll

Inside Betterment

A Backdoor Route to a Roth IRA and the Benefits of Vertical Integration

A weekly round-up of content, curated by the Betterment community.

Katherine Buck

By Katherine Buck

Published: March 15, 2014 | Updated: May 20, 2017

At Betterment, we’re constantly sharing content around the office. This list of weekend reading is a “best of” from what we came across. If you found an article insightful, helpful, or interesting during the week, let us know on social media. You may find your name on the Betterment blog.

Weekend Reading

From around the web:

Grab These Tax Breaks While You Still Can (Reuters)

There’s one official month left of tax season. Check out these tax breaks and see if you qualify for any before filing.

Psst…the Backdoor Route to a Roth IRA (WSJ)

If you’re a high earner who yearns for the post-tax benefits of a Roth IRA, there may be a backdoor option for you.

Why We are Not Really All Doomed (Mr. Money Mustache)

One of our favorite early retirement bloggers explains why sound, long-term investing principles is the perfect antidote for catastrophic thinking.

Mars, Venus and the Handling of Money (New York Times)

Betterment’s own MP Dunleavey wrote this essay about how men and women approach money management. Financial advisors and customers alike can benefit from her wisdom.

Don’t miss these on the Betterment blog:

Vertical Integration: Better Business, Better Returns

We are the first and only online investment manager to take this ultra-efficient approach.

Get All the Returns You Deserve

We set out to make investing better — and we have. Betterment customers can expect returns 2.66% higher than the average DIY investor.

Have a great weekend and happy reading!

Recommended Content

View All Resources
The Difference Between Vanguard and Betterment

The Difference Between Vanguard and Betterment

I’ve been asked a lot in the last few months in the transition from my old role at Vanguard to my new role as Chief Growth Officer at Betterment – what’s the difference between the two companies?

What Charity Navigator’s CEO Thinks about Betterment Charitable Giving

What Charity Navigator’s CEO Thinks about Betterment Charitable Giving

We wanted to learn how Betterment’s charitable giving service could affect the world of nonprofit development at large. So, we went to an expert: Michael Thatcher of Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading platform for helping donors make smart choices for their charitable donations.

How to Do a Direct IRA Transfer

How to Do a Direct IRA Transfer

A transfer of your IRA to Betterment is easy and can be done online in four simple steps.

Start your investment plan

I am

years old and

  • Not Retired
  • Retired

.

My annual income is

.

Experience the new way of investing. Sign up today.

Start investing smarter

Get started

Refer a friend or family member and get up to 1 year managed free

Refer a friend

How would you like to get started?

Your first step toward a smarter investing future starts here.

Create a Betterment account

Go ahead and join the smart, modern way to invest.

See what we can do for you

Tell us a bit about yourself, and we’ll show you the benefits of investing with us.

Get a free investing checkup

Help us get a sense of your investing approach and see how you could improve.

Transfer a 401(k) or an IRA

Move an existing retirement account into a Betterment IRA.

Download the mobile app

Enjoy the Betterment experience anywhere on the go.

For more information and disclosures about the Betterment Resource Center, click here. | See our contributors.