There’s all sorts of discussion in Washington about the payroll tax cut, which expires on December 31. If the tax break ends, it would cost the typical family about $1,000 per year — or $40 per paycheck.
We don’t want to get into the conversation about whether this is good or bad… but, love the campaign the White House has launched to stir up some consumer interest in the topic.
The White House is asking consumers to share what $40 means to them. Naturally, we want to chime in about what investing $40 every other week could be worth over the long run.
Payroll tax or not — can you find another $40 per paycheck to invest? You’re future self will appreciate it.
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Our new design represents a synthesis of a large body of customer feedback. We hope it meets your expectations.
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As the SEC considers new rules to better protect and inform investors, Betterment formally suggests ways to improve a new disclosure, Form CRS, based on actual investor research.
DOL Public Comment: Protect Investors’ Right to Honest Financial Advice
The Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule is at risk of being delayed or repealed. We recently submitted a public comment in support of the rule because we believe that all investors have the right to trustworthy financial advice. No matter what happens, we will continue to put our customers’ interests first.
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.