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Helping Latinx Employees With Their Unique Retirement Needs

National Hispanic American Heritage Month spans from September 15 through October 15 and, as a part of this month of recognition, we asked ourselves at Betterment for Business: What are the unique challenges facing Latinx-American employees today? How can we learn about these challenges and address them as a part of our ongoing effort to […]
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Betterment Raises $160 Million in Growth Capital

Today, we’re announcing that Betterment has secured $160 million in growth capital comprised of a $60 million Series F equity round and a $100 million credit facility. This moment comes as Betterment is the largest independent digital investment advisor with $32 billion in assets under management and nearly 700,000 clients. The Series F round was […]
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Q&A with Paul Sydlansky of Lake Road Advisors

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Plan Design Matters

How to tailor a 401(k) plan you and your employees will love Designing a 401(k) plan is like building a house. It takes care, attention, and the help of a few skilled professionals to create a plan that works for both you and your employees. In fact, thoughtful plan design can help motivate even reluctant […]
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401(k) Considerations for Highly Compensated Employees

Smart savers 401(k) considerations for highly compensated employees A 401(k) plan should help every employee – from senior executives to entry-level workers – save for a more comfortable future. To help ensure highly compensated employees (HCEs) don’t gain an unfair advantage through the 401(k) plan, the IRS implemented certain rules that all plans must follow. […]
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Introducing “Delayed”: Resilient Background Jobs on Rails

In the past 24 hours, a Ruby on Rails application at Betterment performed somewhere on the order of 10 million asynchronous tasks. While many of these tasks merely sent a transactional email, or fired off an iOS or Android push notification, plenty involved the actual movement of money—deposits, withdrawals, transfers, rollovers, you name it—while others […]
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