At Betterment, we’re constantly sharing content around the office. This list of weekend reading 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.
From around the web:
Lessons from the road about investing, plus a walk down memory lane with one of our country’s favorite pastimes: drivers ed.
Tinkering Too Much With an ETF Might Not Pay (New York Times)
The proliferation of ETFs has brought about new ways to “enhance” them tactically. A strategic portfolio, however, is likely the best method to achieve your long-term investment goals.
The rules of the 401K game are changing. As companies cut back on matches and other program benefits, we think Betterment is an even more timely product for employees who are going to have to save on their own for retirement.
Most Expensive Place to Find Out Who You Are (Moneybeat)
We enjoyed the points made about behavioral tendencies and risk tolerance, especially the reminder for defensive investors to monitor themselves carefully in uncertain markets.
Using Investment Goals at Betterment
Goal-based investing. The idea is prized among financial advisors—and our team at Betterment—but to the everyday investor, it’s often difficult to put into practice.
Cash Analysis Methodology
Betterment's cash analysis aims to provide smart feedback when we think you have extra cash that could be earning you more value if it were in a higher yield account.
Empowering our Community: Introducing the SHARE Series
Betterment’s new series is a platform designed to bring women in the tech community together to lead, learn, and grow.
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.
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