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Weekend Reading: The Enviable Lives of Millennials and Our New Portfolio

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

Articles by Katherine Buck

By Katherine Buck
  |  Published: December 21, 2013

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 yourself on the Betterment blog.

Weekend Reading

From around the web:

I Want to Be a Millennial When I Retire (New York Times)

We loved this story about the traditional measures of success. Jim’s take on his son Max’s music career is a heart-warming read and reminder that we should all enjoy what we do every day. Otherwise, what are we working towards?

Why Health Insurance May Soon Resemble 401(k)s (Financial Advisor)

Like pension assets, employee-sponsored healthcare may move towards a self-managed model for many workers. Benefit of choice, however, tempts the risk of making the wrong one (much like the conundrum with self-managed 401(k) investments).

Dead or Alive? The Puzzle of Schrodinger’s Markets (Financial Times)

It’s tough to tell what’s going to happen once the Fed tapers quantitative easing, and as long-term investors it’s not necessarily a concern. We did enjoy the parallels this article draws, reminders of how assumptions about the Federal Reserve can be as complicated as quantum physics.

Five Biggest Social Media Lessons of 2013 (Bloomberg)

Warren Buffett is on Twitter! This and other pearls from the vast world of social, one of the cornerstones of our community engagement. Consequently, you should follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and add us to your circles on G+ if you haven’t already. It’s a great way to see what we’re up to at Betterment, including new blog posts, product updates, and general merriment.

Don’t miss these on the Betterment blog:

New Portfolio, Now Live

With this portfolio update, we have blended the best of investment finance with the best engineering to drive efficiency and performance.

Diversification and Performance: Two Portfolios

In an all-index fund portfolio like Betterment’s, enhanced performance comes from finding and making the most of a diverse set of assets.

Have a Merry Christmas and happy reading!

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