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Weekend Reading: A Roaring IPO Market Returns and What To Do With Legacy Code

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

Articles by Katherine Buck

By Katherine Buck
  |  Published: April 5, 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.


From around the web:

The IPO Market Is Roaring (And Not Just for Tech Firms) (Inc.)

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.

This Tax Season, Fraudsters May Target Your Refund (NPR)

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:

Dealing With the Uncertainty of Legacy Code

To complete our portfolio optimization, we had to tackle a lot of legacy code And then we applied our learnings going forward.

Part One: The Case Against Holding Company Stock

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!

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