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Do you want solid financial advice when you invest? Previously, your only options were to hire a financial advisor or to do it yourself. Problem is, financial advisors require a high net worth minimum and then charge a high annual fee.
In the last six years, a new financial technology (fintech) was created to help fill the gap. A robo-advisor, also sometimes called an "automated online advisor," is a computer algorithm that manages your investments for you. It might also be just what the pocketbook ordered, since most robo-advisor services are much cheaper than traditional advisors.
We've evaluated all of the major automated investment services to help you decide whether they'll fit your needs. Select a robo-advisor from the reviews to see which one is right for you. We also have supporting articles to help guide you in your decision-making process.
Robo-Advisors vs. Financial Advisors – Which One Should You Use?
Robo-advisors, or fully automated online investment platforms, are springing up quickly, appealing mainly to new and younger investors. But does that mean they’re right for every investor, in all circumstances? […]
Betterment vs. Wealthfront – Which Is The Best Robo-Advisor?
A new robo-advisor seems to be popping up every few months. Some are gaining in popularity well ahead of the competition. Two of the more popular services are Betterment and […]
The True Costs of Robo-Advisors – What Are the Annual Fees?
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 […]
Robo-Advisors vs. Target Date Funds – How Are They Different?
Target date funds have long been one of the main managed account options readily accessible to most all investors. In recent years a new player, robo-advisors, has come onto the […]
What Is Smart Beta and How Does It Affect Investors?
Smart beta — also known as advanced beta, alternative beta or strategy indices — isn’t a new investment strategy. But lesser-known strategies have a way of surfacing and gaining credibility […]
How to Open an Account With Betterment
In addition to being one of the best investment platforms for new and small investors to get professional investment management at very low fees, Betterment also makes it incredibly easy […]
Robo-Advisor Comparison – A Detailed Breakdown Chart
We’ve done a number of reviews of the different types of robo-advisors that are up-and-coming in the tech space. Now that we’ve done the research we’re listing out a detailed […]
Best Robo-Advisors for 2017 – The Top Automated Investor Services
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.
4 Ways Robo-Advisors Reduce the Cost of Investing
Robo-advisors are shifting the investment landscape and revolutionizing the way many people manage their money. In contrast to high-priced financial advisors, robo-advisors are offering investment services at a fraction of […]