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.
From around the web:
IPOs are back! And tech isn’t the only industry represented in this period of the most filings since 2000.
Understanding required IRA Distributions (Wall Street Journal)
There’s a lot of content about how to build up an IRA, but how should you draw it down? This is a helpful guide to withdrawing fro your retirement nest egg.
A Revolution in Money (New York Times)
Whether you’re a bitcoin enthusiast or not, it’s fun to think about the future of money, like how you may pay for groceries in 2040.
We don’t mean to alarm you, but you should be extra cautious when filing taxes. Consider it a PSA to stay financially safe this April.
Don’t miss these on the Betterment blog:
To complete our portfolio optimization, we had to tackle a lot of legacy code And then we applied our learnings going forward.
Historical initial public offering data show why a diversified portfolio is preferable to holding a single stock position — three years out, the median IPO stock underperformed by 18% as compared to a diversified Betterment portfolio with 90% stocks.
Have a great weekend and happy reading!
The Senate Is Planning a Tax Hike on Retail Investors. It Should Be Removed.
The Senate’s current tax bill includes a mandate that would be punitive for everyday investors. Without a doubt, the FIFO mandate should be removed from consideration.
Manage Your Cash the Modern Way With Two-Way Sweep
Manage your cash the modern way—effortlessly. Try out Two-Way Sweep, our latest in cash management technology.
Affected by the Shutdown? We’re Here to Help.
As government employees continue to persevere through uncertainty, Betterment hopes to provide financial clarity for customers.
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