NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Betterment, the largest independent robo-advisor, is partnering with DGital Media, the innovative creator of high-quality, on-demand audio entertainment, to launch a new podcast series, "Better Off," hosted by Emmy-nominated business analyst Jill Schlesinger, CFP®.
The show features in-depth conversations with thought leaders from finance, entrepreneurship, sports, entertainment and more to offer unconventional and entertaining insights on money and life. Listeners will gain inspiration and actionable advice on how to reach personal goals (e.g., buying a home, paying for college, planning travel or enjoying retirement) from the guests, whether they're a seasoned financial expert or someone who has mastered his or her own personal financial challenges.
Jill Schlesinger is the Emmy-nominated Business Analyst for CBS News. Jill appears on CBS radio and television stations nationwide covering the economy, markets, investing and anything else with a dollar sign. She translates complicated business and economic news into understandable, relatable topics for everyday viewers and listeners. Jill is also the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, "Jill on Money," which airs in over 95 markets and was recently named one of LinkedIn's Top 10 Influencer Voices for 2016 and 2017.
"I love solving financial problems, and it has always been my goal to help people better understand money, without all of the jargon," said Jill Schlesinger. "I'm thrilled to partner with Betterment and DGital Media on this podcast whose mission is aligned with mine in that we all want to help people live better financial lives."
"At Betterment, we want to help people better understand money and how it can impact their lives," said Jon Stein, Founder and CEO of Betterment. "I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Jill and DGital Media, and work with other experts to help listeners make the most out of their money."
Listeners will be able to download episodes of "Better Off" directly from iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and others starting January 5, 2017. The show will feature weekly episodes, each approximately 30 minutes long.
Betterment, which manages more than $6.5 billion in assets for more than 200,000 customers, offers a globally diversified portfolio of index-tracking exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with personalized advice in a goal-based investing framework. Customers can open and customize regular investment accounts, traditional/SEP/Roth IRAs, trust accounts, and accounts for retirement income. Betterment also has expanded its platform to serve advisors and 401(k) markets. For more information, please visit Betterment.com. The opinions stated on the Better Off podcast are those of the host, Jill Schlesinger, and her guests, and not those of Betterment or its employees.
Betterment is the largest independent robo-advisor, helping people to intelligently manage and grow their wealth through smarter technology. With more than 200,000 customers and over $6.5 billion in assets under management, the service offers a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs, designed to help provide you with higher expected returns for retirement planning, building wealth, and other savings goals. Betterment also helps customers get on track for a comfortable retirement with RetireGuide™, a retirement planning tool that lets people know how much they should save and if they are investing correctly. Betterment was a CNBC Disruptor 50, FT 300 and Webby award winner, and it has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. Betterment helps people work to achieve a smarter financial future with minimal effort and for a fraction of the cost of traditional financial services.
About DGital Media
DGital Media (www.DGitalMedia.com) is a leading innovator and creator of on-demand audio entertainment in sports, business, tech, comedy and news. DGital Media's growing list of programming partners includes Recode, Fortune, Yahoo Sports, IMG, Fox Sports Digital, The Vertical, Sports Illustrated, The MMQB and UFC, and features some of the most influential voices in sports, comedy, tech, and news, including Adrian Wojnarowski, Kara Swisher, Tony Kornheiser, Peter King, JJ Redick, Jim Norton, Albert Breer, Sherrod Small, Katie Nolan, Peter Kafka, Brian Kilmeade and many more. DGital Media brings authentic and informative audio programming together with brands to inform and engage audiences. The company is headquartered in New York, with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Investing in securities involves risks, and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities. Determination of largest independent robo-advisor reflects Betterment LLC's distinction of having highest number of assets under management, based on Betterment's review of assets self-reported in the SEC's Form ADV, across Betterment's survey of independent robo-advisor investing services as of July 11, 2016. As used here, "independent" means that a robo-advisor has no affiliation with the financial products it recommends to its clients.
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