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Article • March 1, 2012

Invest in This Investment Service

Put your tax refund to work with Betterment

From what we gather by listening to the news, the stock market is a place where bulls and bears try and avoid falling knives while the guy who does the hedges makes all the money.

Sounds pretty confusing.

With Betterment, it doesn’t have to be. And now that your tax refund is (hopefully) in the mail, there’s no better time to see how Betterment is reinventing the investing game.

To make investing easier, their sleek and efficient platform uses a customized blend of stocks (higher risk, higher reward) and bonds (lower risk, lower reward) to help achieve your savings goals in your desired time frame – be it a new car in 3 years or retirement in 30. To top it all off, Betterment also offers IRAs, so you can easily invest that tax refund, or roll over that old 401(k) to start earning some real market returns.

There’s no account minimum and for a relative pittance Betterment will automatically diversify your account, rebalance it every quarter, and reinvest the dividends. Plus, the UI is extremely simple.

You don’t need an economics degree to see the benefit in that.