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Weekend Reading: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Real Estate and Inside Our Investment Advice

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

Articles by Katherine Buck

By Katherine Buck
  |  Published: March 1, 2014

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:

Buffett’s Annual Letter: What You Can Learn From My Real Estate Investments (Fortune)

This excerpt from Warren Buffett’s annual shareholder letter tells the stories of two seemingly innocuous real estate deals. They were not Buffett’s most famous purchases, but they wound up exhibiting investment advice that stands the test of time.

Small Investors Jump Back Into the Trading Game (WSJ)

As one Betterment employee said after reading this article, “So tragic.”

To Save Best, Think Health Accounts, Roth IRAs (Reuters)

There’s a month and a half left of tax season. Are you doing everything you can to squeeze an extra Roth IRA or HSA contribution out of your budget? The benefits of doing so are difficult to ignore, as this piece points out.

Learning to Hit a Kill Switch (Behavior Gap)

The status quo can lead you down a fast path to failure, whether it’s cycling on a dangerous highway your GPS led you to or selling all your securities because the market is going down. Carl Richards implores every investor to dig deep and find a Kill Switch to make better decisions.

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Jon Stein: Automated Rebalancing and Your Tax Bill (video)

Betterment’s automated rebalancing is designed to not only save you time and stress — we do it in a way that helps you avoid excessive capital gains.

Inside Betterment’s Investment Advice

To understand all that we’re doing behind the scenes, envision the interlocking parts of a multi-dimensional puzzle — one that incorporates time, risk, diversification of assets and your personal goals.

Have a great weekend and happy reading!

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