The wise sage Groucho Marx once said, “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Canine considerations inside, it goes without saying that books on money matters can be an investor’s particularly good pal.
With more than $10 billion in assets under management (AUM), Wealthfront is one of the leading robo advisors. Since its inception, the service has offered passive investments, good asset allocation and low fees. In fact, we’ve rated Wealthfront as one of the best in our robo-advisors category. But Wealthfront has always tried to one-up what has been standard investment advice.
Bank of America’s Merrill Edge currently has one promotion. If you qualify, it’s possible to get up to $600 in cash with this offer. For more information about Merrill Edge, check out our review.
Savings and money market accounts are great for stashing your short-term money.
Here’s a breakdown of the best robo advisors currently in the investing space and how they stack up against each other. We’ve thoroughly reviewed and tested each robo advisor service listed below.
As I write, the stock market is having more rise and falls than a ship in a storm. Since the January 2018 stock market high of 26,616.71, the Dow Jones has lost 10% in value. Almost $2 trillion in value has disappeared into thin air. Ouch! The decline officially puts us in correction territory.
Thanks to the rise of robo advisors, investing for the future is now more accessible than ever. You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money hiring a financial advisor to create a complicated asset allocation to receive the best returns possible. Robo advisors now have the technology and computer software to do this for you — all at a lower annual fee.
Certificates of deposit (CDs) are investment vehicles by which you leave your money on deposit at a bank for a determined period of time (usually three months to five years). During this time, you can’t withdraw this money without paying a penalty.
Personal Capital is offering a promotion through its refer-a-friend program. You get a $20 Amazon gift card upon joining the service. (And since this is a referral program, I’ll also get $20 when you join.)
Personal finance software has been around for several decades. Since the internet was invented, we’ve looked for ways to manage our household and investment accounts in an uncomplicated way. Thanks to advanced technology and security, you can link your bank account to finance software that will aggregate your transactions into manageable spending reports, graphs and budgets.