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.
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:
With this portfolio update, we have blended the best of investment finance with the best engineering to drive efficiency and performance.
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!
Understanding Our Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Portfolio
Socially responsible investing (SRI) is an approach to investing that reduces exposure to companies that are deemed to have a negative social impact while increasing exposure to companies that are deemed to have a positive social impact.
Redesigning How You Manage Your Finances at Betterment
Our new design represents a synthesis of a large body of customer feedback. We hope it meets your expectations.
Displaying Performance to Shape Better Investor Behavior
Understanding your accounts’ performance can feel complicated. We’re advancing how we display performance to help answer your questions and make stronger investment decisions.
Explore your first goal
This is a great place to start—an emergency fund for life's unplanned hiccups. A safety net is a conservative portfolio.
Whether it's a long way off or just around the corner, we'll help you save for the retirement you deserve.
If you want to invest and build wealth over time, then this is the goal for you. This is an excellent goal type for unknown future needs or money you plan to pass to future generations.
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.