Articles by Andy Rachleff

Giving Credit Where Credit’s Due

The dream house. The dream wedding.

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Why We Avoid BlackRock ETFs

Back in 2013, salespeople for BlackRock called to tell us about their new series of iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with dramatically lower fees. They clearly expected us to share their excitement, and jump at the chance to offer the funds to our clients.

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You Don’t Always Have to Eat Your Broccoli

Soon after Burt Malkiel joined Wealthfront four years ago, we hosted an event to introduce him to our Bay Area clients. I’ll never forget when he was asked: “Do you own any stocks?” This was kind of like asking George Washington to name the last time he told a lie.

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Don’t Procrastinate on Filing Your Taxes

In the words of George Washington, “No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant.” In other words, taxes are a pain. We know it, you know it, but whether you like it or not, tax day (Tuesday April 18th) is less than a month away, so it’s time to

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