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3 Best Investing Platforms

Think investing is only for the rich? Well, we think you're rich in spirit. Here are our top investment choices to help you start small so you can live large later.

Looking for something else? Jump below the fold for some additional options. If you disagree with our assessment, we'd love to hear how you earn cash back. Shoot us an e-mail. Change our mind and be handsomely rewarded with some TPJ swag.

Acorns


  • Just $1 a month for accounts under $5,000
  • Automated investing - automatically invest the change from your everyday purchases
  • FoundMoney - Special offers from brands help you find more change for your account
  • Set your risk tolerance and let the smart portfolio do the heavy lifting
  • Terms Apply

RobinHood


  • Trade Stocks commission free
  • Set-up an account in less than 4 minutes
  • Smart notifications for upcoming scheduled events like earnings, dividends, or stock splits
  • Terms Apply

Betterment


  • $0 Minimum Balance
  • .25% Annual Fee
  • Low-cost globally diversified investments
  • Automatic re-balancing
  • Advanced tax-saving strategies. Automated tax loss harvesting
  • Terms Apply

Additional Investing Platforms

Anywhere is better than under the mattress. Here are some more options for investing your hard earned money.

SoFi Wealth Management


  • .25% Annual Advisory Fee - Waived for SoFi borrowers
  • Start with as little as $100
  •  Automatic re-balancing
  • Invest in diversified index funds
  • Terms Apply

Schwab Intelligent Portfolios®


  • $0 Advisory Fee
  • $5,000 minimum investment
  • Up-to 20 asset classes in a portfolio
  • 24/7 live service
  • Automatic re-balancing
  • Tax loss harvesting

Wealthfront


  • .25% Advisory Fee
  • $500 Account Minimum
  • Tax loss harvesting
  • Automatic re-balancing
  • Up-to 11asset classes in a portfolio
  • Free investment transfers to Wealthfront
  • Terms Apply

Stash


  • Start investing in EFTs with just $5
  • No add-on commissions or trading fees, just $1 per month on accounts under $5,000. Your first month is free.
  • .25% advisory fee for accounts over $5,000.
  • Easily add to your portfolio with an option to set up recurring investments.
  • Terms Apply

E*Trade


  • $6.95 per trade
  • $500 Account Minimum
  • Access research and data before you buy.
  • Trade stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, options, and futures
  • 60 days of commission-free trades with qualifying deposits
  • Terms Apply

Motif


  • $9.95 per Motif trade
  • No ongoing management fees
  • A motif is a basket of up to 30 stocks or ETFs intelligently weighted to reflect an investment theme, market insight or innovative trend.
  • Choose from a professionally built motifs or design your own. Then buy your motif in just one click.
  • You buy and own the underlying stocks in the Motif, unlike a pooled investment like a mutual fund
  • What do you think is the next big trend? There's a motif for that.
  • Terms Apply