Author: Barbara Friedberg

Barbara A. Friedberg, MBA, MS is a former portfolio manager, published author of Invest and Beat the Pros and 2 more books, and an investing expert. She's the owner of internationally acclaimed, Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance.

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Betterment Robo-Advisor Adds Human Financial Planners and a la Carte Investment Planning for a Personal Touch Many investors love the idea of turning over their investing to smart, efficient digital robo investment advisors. Yet, there come’s a ...
Basic Savings Strategy-Perfect Approach to Build Long-Term Wealth By staff columnist,  Alexandra Deluise There are few things I enjoy in this world more than pie. Aside from being really delicious, pie also serves as a great guideline when designing ...
California’s CalSavers is a Model Roth IRA Retirement Savings Program By staff columnist,  Alexandra Deluise One of the most emphasized pieces of wealth-building includes maxing out any and all workplace retirement accounts. In fact, this is on ...
Tax-loss harvesting is mentioned a lot in the conversation about robo-advisors, since many (though not all!) offer this feature. Robo’s such as Betterment and Personal Capital tout it as a way to increase your after tax return. And who doesn&#8 ...
E*TRADE Core Portfolios Expert Review E*TRADE Core Portfolios is the robo-advisor program offered by the well-known E*TRADE Capital Management brand. The E*TRADE robo-advisor offers automated professional investment management, with a competitive fee ...
Validea Legends Expert Review By staff columnist, Kevin Mercadante The vast majority of robo-advisors seek only to match the performance of the underlying markets. They invest in index-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) in pre-determined mixes of sto ...
The HSA Can Catapult Your Wealth Several years ago, I was floored when my health insurance premiums topped $500. Oh, for the good old days. Last year, I paid over $700 per month. Recently, I gingerly opened next year’s health insurance estimate to di ...
How Bill Harris of Personal Capital Upended the Robo-Advisor Financial Industry With Their Freemium Model The recipe is ingenious. Start with iconic founders, create a unique product, add on extra features and finish off with an amazing free giveawa ...
Get Wealthy-Beyond Money “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey from Brainyquote.com In my youth, whenever somet ...
Expert Betterment Review 2019 The Betterment robo-advisor checks all the boxes. I was a podcast guest several years ago and asked the host if she used a robo-advisor to manage her investing. She disclosed that she invested with Betterment. Curious, I ...
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