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The High Cost of Low-Yield Accounts
Not all savings accounts and cash accounts are created equal. They can have big differences, like how much FDIC insurance they offer, what account fees they charge, and which features they make available. But arguably the most consequential difference between accounts is how much interest they pay you…
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How Wealthfront Keeps Your Savings Safe
When you’re building your savings and managing your finances, it’s important to keep your money somewhere safe. Wealthfront is an exceptionally safe place to keep your savings — arguably much safer than other financial institutions. We know many of our clients are eager to understand the details, and we’re proud…
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The Wealthfront Cash Account Now Has a 3.80% APY
Today, we’re excited to announce we’re raising the APY on the Wealthfront Cash Account from 3.30% to 3.80% APY following the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise the target range for the federal funds rate (which is the highest it’s been in 15 years). This means your cash will continue to…
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Wealthfront’s Philosophy on Fees
At Wealthfront, we’re on a mission to build a financial system that favors people, not institutions. This mission informs every aspect of how we interact with clients, including how we charge fees for our products and services. Wealthfront’s fees are low, simple, transparent, and consistent. We’ve charged the same…
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We’re Updating the Alternate ETFs We Use for Tax-Loss Harvesting
At Wealthfront, we’re constantly looking for ways to make our products and services even better to help you build long-term wealth on your own terms. Today, we’re excited to announce an improvement to our investing product: we are updating three of the alternate ETFs Wealthfront uses to conduct…
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How Some Banks Avoid Paying You a High APY
When you’re shopping around to find a good home for your cash, you might see some very high APYs advertised. At first, this probably seems like a good thing. However, if you dig into the fine print for some of these accounts, you’ll notice that the advertised rate can actually…
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