How does Acorns work?
Acorns offers three different subscription tiers for your life’s financial needs.
Acorns Personal - $3/month
Investing tools to get you started on your financial journey.
Acorns Personal Plus - $5/month
Level up your saving and investing skills with even more tools.
Acorns Premium - $9/month
Everything you need to save and invest for everyone in your family.
What are the different accounts in the tiers?
Invest automatically invests your spare change (if you opt-in) and lets you invest as little as $5 any time or on a recurring basis into a portfolio of ETFs. Depending on your portfolio, your investments can be diversified across more than 7,000 stocks and bonds, and Acorns automatically rebalances your portfolio to stay in its target allocation.
Later, the retirement account, lets you automatically save for retirement by setting easy Recurring Contributions. When you sign-up, the app recommends an IRA account for you based on your goals, employment and income.
With Acorns Checking, our checking account and debit card, you can save, invest and earn while you spend. Acorns Checking has no overdraft or minimum balance fees, plus free Allpoint ATM access nationwide.
Round-Ups® and Investing
With Round-Ups®, we round up any purchase made from a linked account, debit or credit card to the next dollar. We invest Round-Ups® in your Acorns Invest account when they add up to at least $5 from all linked accounts. You can find and manage your Round-Ups® within your Invest account.
Round-Ups® will always be transferred from your primary checking account.
Recurring Investments allow you to invest as little as $5 per day, week or month into your Acorns accounts.
And you can make one-time investments anytime to boost your account value. When you create your profile, we'll suggest a portfolio based on your answers to a few questions, but you can change it at anytime. The portfolio recommendation is designed with the goal to maximize potential returns at a selected level of risk.
Where do we invest it? The money in your Acorns Invest account is invested in different exchange-traded funds (ETFs). These funds include stocks, bonds and other securities. Read more about it at acorns.com/invest.
What makes Acorns different?
Our 5 investment portfolios were designed with the goal to maximize potential returns at a selected level of risk. There are no account minimums and we don't work on commission. Our goal is to give you the tools to take the best financial care of yourself, easily.
For our low monthly fee, you get:
The path to financial wellness should be accessible to everyone, so we make it easy to invest in you. With Acorns, you can start early and invest often, without making big changes to your everyday life. In fact, you can start with as little as $5.
What do I need to get started?
Once you download the Acorns app or sign up through our web app, you’ll need:
After signing up, you may also need to upload a photo of your government-issued ID or other documentation that allows us to verify your identity.
That’s it! Most accounts are approved within 1 business day. If you experience a delay in getting your account approved, please reach out to Support.
Where is my money invested?
There are five different Acorns Core portfolios and four different Acorns ESG Portfolios, built by experts. Each portfolio is composed of exchange-traded funds — ETFs for short. An ETF is made of broad holdings of stocks and/or bonds. Depending on your portfolio, you’re invested in a mix of companies, markets, and bonds—and if you choose, a Bitcoin-linked ETF. The overview or prospectuses of the ETFs can be found below:
If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us here.
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Important Risk Disclosures
Investing involves risk including the loss of principal. Please consider your objectives, risk tolerance, and Acorns' fees before investing.
Acorns is only available to US citizens or other lawful residents who are currently located in the United States. You must be 18 or older to sign up for an Acorns account.
Diversification and asset allocation do not guarantee a profit, nor do they eliminate the risk of loss of principle. Compounding is the process in which an asset's earnings are reinvested to generate additional earnings over time. It does not ensure positive performance nor does it protect against loss. Acorns clients may not experience compound returns and investment results will vary based on market volatility and fluctuating prices.
Round-Ups® are transferred from your linked funding source to your Acorns Invest account, where the funds are invested into a portfolio of selected ETFs. If you do not maintain an adequate amount of funds in your funding source sufficient to cover your Round-Ups® investment, you could incur overdraft fees with your financial institution. Round-Up investments from an external account, will be processed when your Pending Round-Ups reach or exceed $5.
Acorns Invest is an individual investment account. Acorns Later is an Individual Retirement Account (either Traditional, ROTH or SEP IRA) selected for clients based on their answers to a suitability questionnaire. Invest and Later recommend a portfolio of ETFs (exchange traded funds) to clients, please note that a properly suggested portfolio recommendation is dependent upon current and accurate financial and risk profiles.
Acorns Early is an UTMA/UGMA investment account managed by an adult custodian until the minor beneficiary comes of age, at which point they assume control of the account. Early accounts are automatically placed in an aggressive portfolio. Money in a custodial account is the property of the minor.
Acorns is not a bank. Acorns Visa™ debit cards and banking services are issued and provided by Lincoln Savings Bank or nbkc bank, Members FDIC. Any balances you hold with Lincoln Savings Bank or nbkc bank, including but not limited to those balances held in Acorns Checking accounts are added together and are insured up to $250,000 per depositor through Lincoln Savings Bank or nbkc bank, Members FDIC. If you have funds jointly owned, these funds would be separately insured for up to $250,000 for each joint account owner. Lincoln Savings Bank or nbkc bank utilizes a deposit network service, which means that at any given time, all, none, or a portion of the funds in your Acorns Checking accounts may be placed into and held beneficially in your name at other depository institutions which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). For a complete list of other depository institutions where funds may be placed, please visit https://www.cambr.com/bank-list. Balances moved to network banks are eligible for FDIC insurance once the funds arrive at a network bank. To learn more about pass-through deposit insurance applicable to your account, please see the Account Documentation. Additional information on FDIC insurance can be found at https://www.fdic.gov/resources/deposit-insurance/.
Your Acorns Debit Card allows you to withdraw cash from any ATM in the United States, and any ATM belonging to the VisaTM Plus network worldwide. If you withdraw cash from an ATM within the AllPoint Network, you will not be charged an ATM surcharge fee. If you withdraw money at an ATM outside of the AllPoint Network, you may incur ATM fees.
Acorns Earn, Acorns may receive compensation from business partners in connection with certain promotions in which Acorns refers clients to such partners for the purchase of non-investment consumer products or services. This type of marketing partnership gives Acorns an incentive to refer clients to business partners instead of to businesses that are not partners of Acorns. This conflict of interest affects the ability of Acorns to provide clients with unbiased, objective promotions concerning the products and services of its business partners. This could mean that the products and/or services of other businesses, that do not compensate Acorns, may be more appropriate for a client than the products and/or services of Acorns business partners. Subscribers are, however, not required to purchase the products and services Acorns promotes.
Member SIPC. Securities in your account protected up to $500,000. For details, please see www.sipc.org. 10 Million all time investors and over $15 billion invested are aggregate results since inception as of 6/24/22, and are not reflective of current totals. App store star rating as of 3/16/23.
“10 million all-time users who have invested over 15 billion with Acorns” as of 06/24/2022.
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