Withdrawing money from your goal at Ellevest generally takes about 5-6 business days. When you confirm the amount you would like to withdraw, we place an order to raise those funds by selling ETFs in your portfolio. It takes 4 business days for the trade to settle (Trade Day + 3 business days) which is the settlement period mandated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Once the trades are complete, the funds will be transferred to your outside checking or savings account which takes 1-2 business days.
This same approach and timing is also applied to the funds in your Emergency Goal because the cash is held by a bank offering FDIC protection. For more information on the FDIC and the protections in place for your cash, please see this FAQ.