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Betterment vs. Wealthfront: Here’s the Best Robo-Advisor

Betterment and Wealthfront are two of the biggest names in automated, web-based, investment portfolio management. Both aim to simplify options, offering a broad selection of exchange-traded funds, and streamline investing decisions via sophisticated algorithms that allocate and optimize portfolios. This human-less process translates into lower costs for customers, making robo-advisors a popular option for beginner investors and experienced investors alike.

5 Things You Didn't Realize Can Tank Your Credit Score

Most people think responsible credit use means paying your bills on time and never taking out more than you can afford to pay back, but credit reporting agencies and the businesses they serve don't quite see it that way. While those basic best practices can certainly help you build and keep a decent credit history, there are a myriad of other factors that go into your credit score, some of which may not work how you think.

7 Bizarre Ways to Stay on Budget (That Actually Work)

Budgets fail for a number of reasons, but the most common one is that we simply do not follow through. Everyone's optimistic and driven during the initial planning stages, but actually putting the plan into action often decreases enthusiasm and motivation. If the traditional ways of staying on budget aren't working, you may have to resort to more drastic measures. Here are a few tips that are so crazy, they just might work.

Get the Job You Want With the Right Professional Image

Your professional image — your "personal brand" — combines all of your knowledge, talent, and experience into the public face of your professional persona. The most effective personal brand not only reflects the proper image, it also works across a variety of online forms as well as in person. But even the most carefully crafted personal brand can benefit from a little tweaking. Here ten ways to improve your professional image by improving your personal brand.

How to Effectively Complain to the Manager

One of the basic tenets of business is that it’s cheaper to retain an existing customer than to acquire a new one. Many companies view customer complaints as a way to gauge what works and what changes they need to make to keep customers happy. Good managers take this to heart and strive to provide the most favorable solution to a customer’s problem. However, an ineffective complaint can actually hurt your chances of getting the issue resolved.
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