Let’s be completely honest; planning for early retirement will require a large dose of sacrifice early in life, a time when most people are focused mainly on enjoying themselves. But if you get serious about saving for early retirement, the time will come when you won’t regret it. A little extra work and discipline now, […]
Automated investment platforms seem to be springing up all over the web. Some are gaining a reputation well ahead of the pack. Two examples of this are Betterment and Wealthfront. In so many ways, the platforms function in similar fashion. But there are differences between the two that could serve you and your investments better.
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I met Jon Stein, the founder and CEO of Betterment, at a lunch a couple of years ago, at a Financial Media conference called FinCon. I remember being impressed with his knowledge of the financial industry and investing, as well as his passion when talking about Betterment. I went home from FinCon and opened an […]
The economy is definitely better than it was a few years ago, but let’s be honest — it’s not really that good. That’s especially true if you are a recent college graduate trying to navigate your way into the job market, and carrying a big load of student debt in your backpack. How can you […]
Saving for retirement can be something of a Catch-22 — you’re saving money, and you keep saving money, because the goal isn’t always well-defined. That’s why you need to establish how much you really need in order to retire comfortably. Until you know what that number is, there’s really no way to know if you’re […]