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Everything you need to know about automatic rebalancing
Investing May. 23, 2018 Everything you need to know about automatic rebalancing

Choosing your investments is more than selecting stocks of companies with high growth potential, large dividend yields, or low price-to-earnings ratios. When you select your investments, you not only choose which securities […]

Introducing M1's two newest features
M1 Apr. 25, 2018 Introducing M1’s two newest features

I started M1 with one simple mission: make it easy for everyone to invest exactly how they want. You see, years ago I ran into a common problem among investors: choosing between […]

Best Finance Books by Women, for Women
Wellness Mar. 1, 2018 Must-read personal finance books for women

It’s no secret that women face unique financial challenges. They earn less[1], live longer, and generally struggle to achieve the same financial confidence as their male counterparts[2]. But the right resources can […]

6 finance flicks to watch this weekend
Wellness Feb. 23, 2018 6 finance flicks to watch this weekend

From serious stock market films to funny finance flicks, we’re sharing our staff’s all-time favorite movies about money. So kick back, order a pizza, and starting watching.

The one simple step to a better financial future
Planning Feb. 21, 2018 The one simple step to a better financial future

Here’s the thing: growing your nest egg doesn’t have to be complicated. Sure, you could surf the internet for hours, scouring countless articles for the hottest tips and tricks for maximizing wealth. […]

How to talk about money as a couple
Wellness Feb. 14, 2018 How to talk about money as a couple

Nearly half of all Americans identify personal finances as the toughest subject to talk about, making it an even more unpopular topic of conversation than death. Oof. It’s really no wonder hashing […]

How to choose stocks in 3 simple steps
Investing Feb. 7, 2018 How to choose stocks in 3 simple steps

By now, you’re probably already familiar with M1’s pies, which make it easy to customize your portfolio to your unique investing needs. You can choose from our Expert Pies, pick from more than […]

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Investing Feb. 6, 2018 Avoid these 5 common investing mistakes at all costs

Earlier this week, I shared 3 tips for how to choose stocks. Knowing what not to do, however, can be equally important. Steer clear of these five common investing mistakes when building your portfolio: Thinking […]

Trading versus Investing
Investing Feb. 2, 2018 Trading vs. investing: 6 things you need to know

Should you pursue short-term gains or buy and hold? Consider these 6 key differences between trading and investing to find out.

Planning
Guide to Budgeting
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Budgeting is an essential part of managing your money, but it involves more than a monthly breakdown of income and expenses. This guide explains how to update a current budget or establish one for the first time.
What you'll learn:
  • A breakdown of budgeting myths
  • Popular budgeting frameworks
  • How to build a personal budget
Wellness
Guide to Financial Wellness
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Financial wellness is made up of your mindset, habits, values, and goals. In this guide, you'll explore effective and actionable ways to maintain a healthy financial life.
What you'll learn:
  • The foundations of financial wellness
  • What impacts your financial well-being
  • How to create goals and build healthy habits
Investing
Guide to Investing
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Long-term investing is one of the best ways to improve your financial wellness, build sustainable wealth, and create the future you want. Discover the fundamentals of investing in this guide.
What you'll learn:
  • Why and how to start investing
  • The various types of investments
  • How to build a maintain a diverse portfolio

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