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1) Financial Goals: We ask questions to help you figure out your investing goals (e.g., retirement, house down payment, dream vacation) and make recommendations to help you reach them.
2) Portfolio Management: We build you a personalized investment portfolio of low-cost ETFs and manage it with cutting-edge technology.
3) Financial Advice: We provide ongoing advice through our platform. As your money grows, our guidance evolves to help you make smart decisions with your money.
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• Choose your investment portfolio based on your financial goals or by your desired account type, including individual and joint taxable, traditional IRA, and Roth IRA. Invest for retirement, college, and more.
• Manage money, deposit, withdraw, and track your investments with our intuitively designed investing app.
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• Access our Customer Experience Team with questions—seven days a week.
• Your satisfaction is guaranteed—learn more: https://www.betterment.com/satisfaction-guarantee/
• You get everything for a low, transparent fee of 0.25%.
Wealth management with automated investing features
• Make investing and saving easier with auto-deposit.
• Rebalancing, tax loss harvesting, and asset location help keep your taxes low.
• Portfolio tracking features let you see all your accounts in one place.
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• Access your account with Fingerprint or a secure PIN.
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Ratings and Reviews
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Hello, I think your platform is great and you’ve definitely created an interface that is easily usable to the average person. Although I think that for betterment to grow bigger it needs to be more open to other aspects of investment other then just an automated investment service. Such as banking services that include debit and credit cards and high interest savings accounts that don’t require you to pay a fee from your earning like the smart saver requires. Also, I know you have something like this in a way but having it expanded would be beneficial to clients that put all of there accounts on their betterment account. I’m talking about services like creating a financial picture that pulls everything together and tells you your total financial net worth and where you will be in the future between all of your accounts externally and through betterment would be beneficial to your clients. Just some thoughts, still love the app and your doing a great job regardless but these ideas would be a cool addition. Thank you
Really not that great
Let me start by saying I haven’t been using this app for all that long, but it’s already showing signs of being hard to use. The biggest example (and most glaring) is the fact that it seems to only allow for ONE bank to be connected at a time when ANY OTHER APP will allow you to connect whatever accounts you have to fund. This makes this extremely frustrating because the bank I’m trying to get this to use is my credit union since that usually has my spare cash but instead it keeps linking to a savings account that has a monthly withdrawal limit making this much more frustrating than it should be. Not to mention the fact that the only place you pretty much see this is either if you have an auto deposit (which I’ve had to turn all of them off) or in the settings. Having multiple banks added like ANY OTHER APP would mitigate this, but I guess whoever designed this thought they’d just be special and have it be one at a time. Since I don’t know if this os going to be fixed, I’m just going to use this as another savings account, and that’s what I’d suggest anyone else thinking of using this to do too.
Oh, another annoying thing is you can’t transfer less than $10 at a time; not as bad as the above problem since this is at least something that can be easily managed around, but still sightly annoying when their own app can suggest auto transfers of less and not be able to complete that because they have the limit set at $10.
Betterment makes it easy to save for retirement or any other goal. The individual goals you can create are really nice to see how much you have saved towards each one instead of just having one large pot of money. The iOS app is super simple to use and makes depositing money or seeing performance easy.
I have not had an account long enough to really compare the returns to other investments. They recently added a much simpler view to see your annualized returns vs benchmarks on the website which should make comparisons easier moving forward.
With Betterment you are using their robo advisor so don’t expect to pick your own funds. I believe that Betterment leans a little heavier on foreign fund than other similar robo advisors. But that doesn’t really matter as you set your stock/bond percentage that matches your desired risk level and Betterment does the rest.
Betterment posts many helpful/interesting articles, but do take everything with a little grain of salt as many things are geared towards why they are right or how you can’t compare directly to other benchmarks.
All in all I have loved this investing/savings tool. I have seen good returns and low fees. The app and web interface are clean and easy to use. Recommend for anyone looking to start investing/saving. If you are a more hands on investor, Betterment might not be for you, and you might want to look else where.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.