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Finance Websites Team Up with to Offer Educational Web Conferences in Time for Tax Season


(Chicago, IL – January 28 2012) – Betterment (, the smart way to invest online, and SaveUp (, a nationwide rewards program for saving money and reducing debt, have volunteered their time to present live, educational sessions on (, a social media site that provides communities with free web conferencing and collaboration tools.

These sessions will take place on February 2 and February 8, 2012 as part of the All Things Financial series (, a collection of free financial web conferences. SaveUp is committed to reducing financial anxiety for the average family by providing a fun, free tool and educational videos for people who are looking to get their finances under control. Every time a SaveUp user saves money in their own bank account or pays down their debts, they earn SaveUp credits. With these credits, users can play for exciting prizes like vacations, cars, electronics, and cash up to $2,000,000. 

Betterment provides the next step in financial fitness – a simple and accessible way to grow your wealth. Users fund their Betterment investment account by electronically linking to their checking account, allowing for quick and easy transfers between accounts.

“I founded Betterment because I wanted to make investing more accessible and easy to do. Sharing knowledge and advice with our community is core to this mission,” said Jon Stein, CEO and founder of Betterment. “We’re excited to be working with BigMarker and SaveUp to help people take control of their finances.”

SaveUp’s CEO and co-founder, Priya Haji voiced a similar sentiment, “Our mission is to help motivate Americans to improve their long term financial health. We want saving to be fun and something to look forward by making personal finance a rewarding experience. We believe that knowledge is an essential part to financial success. We are excited to be a part of BigMarker’s personal finance interactive series with a great company like Betterment.” 

BigMarker is also excited to help out by hosting the Conferences. Caryn Wille, BigMarker’s Media and Design Analyst, said, “As tax season draws nearer, we are hoping to provide a helpful service that can relieve some of the stresses associated with personal finances. We are ecstatic to be hosting a lineup of presenters who are passionate about educating people about their finances.”

All events will have limited seating, so reserving a spot in advance is recommended. Volunteer presenters include Betterment CEO, Jon Stein, SaveUp’s CEO, Priya Haji, Jenny Kerr of The Jenny Pincher, and Tim Porter, a Registered Financial Consultant. A complete list of Conference topics and times is available at the All Things Financial Community on (

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For more information, please contact Andrew Papier at [email protected] or at (773) 562-3839


About Betterment:
Betterment is a groundbreaking online investment advisor and brokerage dedicated to helping everyone save for their long-term goals with ease. Betterment achieves this through low-cost, well-grounded, and automatically implemented financial advice designed for smart, busy people. Set-and-forget accounts are optimized for each user, broadly diversified, regularly rebalanced — and still provide the liquidity and simplicity of an online bank account. This suite of services is unavailable anywhere else, including the large investment firms. Voted “Best of Show” at Finovate and honored as “New York’s Best Startup” by TechCrunch, Betterment is smart investing without hassles. For more information, please visit Follow Betterment on Facebook:, Twitter: @betterment, and Google+:


About BigMarker: is a social media site that offers free web conferencing and collaboration tools to help create and connect Communities. BigMarker launched in March 2011 and has been connecting people face-to-face, across the globe, ever since. To join an existing Community or start your own, please visit


About SaveUp:
Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based SaveUp is the first free nationwide rewards program that encourages Americans to save money, pay down their debts and make positive changes to their financial behaviors. By partnering with major consumer brands and financial institutions, SaveUp gives users the opportunity to win exciting or life-changing prizes for performing positive financial actions. The company is funded by BlueRun Ventures and True Ventures. To get rewarded for your positive financial actions or to partner with SaveUp as a bank or sponsor, please visit us at


Caryn Wille
Media and Design Analyst |
@bigmarker |