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Quicken vs Acorns

Quicken is an all-inclusive software best for those with more complex finances. How does it compare to Acorns? Read our comparison chart below.

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Benefits and Features

Stock Trading Part of service fee. No add-on trading fees.
Options Trading 
No
Annual Fee 
  • $3/mo for Acorns Personal (includes personal taxable account, IRA, and checking account)
  • $5/mo for Acorns Family (includes everything in Personal plus investment accounts for kids)
Cryptocurrency Trading 
No
Minimum Deposit 
$0
Mutual Fund Trading 
No
Commission Free ETFs A selection automatically chosen by Acorns
Phone Support 
Yes
Live Chat Support 
No
Email Support 
Yes
Human Advisors 
No
Robo Advisor 
Yes
Assets Under Management 
$4.7 Billion
Tax Loss Harvesting 
No
Goal Tracker 
Yes
Automatic Deposits 
Yes
Broker Assisted Trades Acorns automatically invest and trade for you
Good For Beginners; Passive investors; Those who have trouble saving/investing on their own
Inactivity Fee None, but you will keep paying the monthly fee
Maintenance Fee 
Monthly fee for the service
Online Platform 
Yes
iPhone App 
Yes (4.7 stars, 760k ratings)
Android App 
Yes (4.3 stars, 156k ratings)
Banking Included in Acorns Personal ($3/mo). Free metal debit card, no minimum balance, no overdraft fees, and 55,000+ fee-free ATMs nationwide.
Mobile App 
Yes
Two-Factor Authentication 
Yes
Locations 
No
Online Community 
No
Seminars 
No
Virtual Trading 
No
Fractional Shares 
Yes
Taxable Accounts 
Yes
401k Plans 
No
IRA Accounts 
Yes
Roth IRA Accounts 
Yes
SEP IRA Accounts 
Yes
Trust Accounts 
No
529 Plans 
No
 

CreditDonkey® Reviews

 QuickenAcorns
PriceStarStarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Goal TrackerStarStarStarStarStar
Customer ServiceStarStarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarStarStarStarEmpty StarEmpty Star
BudgetingStarStarStarStarStar
Ease of UseStarStarStarStarEmpty StarStarStarStarStarStar
Investment TrackingStarStarStarStarStar
Retirement PlanningStarStarStarStarStar
Annual FeeStarStarStarEmpty StarEmpty Star
Minimum DepositStarStarStarStarStar
Mobile AppStarStarStarStarHalf Star
Pros & ConsPros:
  • Comprehensive financial tools
  • Business and property tools
  • Import to TurboTax
Cons:
  • Many features only in higher tier plans
  • No auto sync
Pros:
  • No minimum investment
  • Invest with spare change
  • Cash-back program
Cons:
  • Fees are high for small balances
  • No tax benefits
  • Limited investment options
Bottom LineAll-inclusive software best for those with more complex finances... Read full reviewInvestment app that automatically invests your spare change. Good for young investors to get into the habit... Read full review
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Acorns: Pricing information from published website as of 09/28/2020.

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