Ep. 84 – What Is a Robo-Advisor?

Have you seen or heard about a Robo-Advisor? What is a Robo-Advisor, how does it work, and should you consider it?

A Robo-Advisor is a computer that’s going to manage your investments for you operating on your instructions, but not necessarily looking out for the best opportunities. It is basically a passive investment that doesn’t give you the hands-on touch that a human advisor would. 

In this episode of the Secure Your Retirement podcast, we cover why it is difficult for a computer to handle the evolving nature of retirement planning. Listen in to learn what a Robo-Advisor can do or not do for you and when you should consider it. 

In this episode, find out:

  • Understanding the meaning of Robo-Advisor
  • How a Robo-Advisor puts you in asset allocation based on your risk tolerance 
  • The passive investment concept that is the Robo-Advisor 
  • How the Robo-Advisor helps you rebalance your investment without your involvement
  • The things that the Robo-Advisor doesn’t understand about you and your investment 
  • The difference between a human financial advisor and a Robo-Advisor

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “The what-ifs are huge and that is not answerable by a computer algorithm.”– Murs Tariq 
  • “If you believe that a buy and hold strategy is the best strategy for you, then a Robo-Advisor could be good.”– Radon Stancil  


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