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27: DoughRoller, Robo-Advisors and Tax Loss Harvesting

By Sam Marks / Johnny FD

Rob Berger is the man behind We’ve appreciated his material over the last year and found his research and content on Robo-advisors particularly pertinent to our recent discussions. Jon Stein came on the show back in episode 22 to discuss Betterment, and we wanted to get Rob’s take on the benefits of Robo-advisors like Wealthfront and Betterment. On this episode, we compare the top 2 leading Robo-advisor platforms and discuss the pros and cons of tax-loss harvesting, the overall value of this automated feature, and which type of accounts it is most effective in. Relevant links: Blog - Linkedin - Twitter - Where are we: Sam – Florida Rob – Virginia Johnn FD - Chiang Mia Discussed (relevant links): Free spreadsheet - A tool Rob uses to track his portfolio performance Investing in gold and Silver - Buying gold and silver bullion a smart move ILAB 22 -Betterment Ceo Jon Stein a Decade of Pioneering Robo Advisory ILAB 15 - Meb Faber on Building the All Seasons Portfolio Show Notes: 06:00 – Robs Portfolio with Betterment, Wealthfront and Vanguard 08:15 – Life strategy fund vs. target date retirement fund 11:05 – Tax loss harvesting long-term benefits 22:48 – Index fund Low cost passive investing 24:21 – Wealth Front vs. Betterment 27:29 – Rob’s personal investment allocation model 28:50 – Is owning gold and silver a productive asset? 32:50 – Investing in one platform consistently 34:17 – Pricing fees with Wealth Front and Betterment 36:00 – Auto saving money since 18 years’ old 40:00 – Vanguard vs. Robo-advisory 42:00 – Presidential election 2017 Trump vs. Clinton If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! Also if you haven’t already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes and claim your bonus here! Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. Read our disclaimer here.  

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