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8 investing books to add to your reading list ASAP
Wellness Jan. 26, 2018 8 investing books to add to your reading list ASAP

Wondering which must-read investing book to pick up first? Our top 8 top picks have you covered, with everything from investing 101 to advice from industry experts to the psychology behind speculative […]

What you can learn from some of the biggest bubbles in history
Insights Jan. 25, 2018 What you can learn from some of the biggest bubbles in history

What constitutes a speculative bubble? According to a top Wall Street strategist, there are five identifying traits, and Bitcoin fits them all[1]. Investing icons like Warren Buffet and Jamie Dimon refuse to […]

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Planning Jan. 19, 2018 Which personal budgeting technique is right for you?

A well-thought-out personal budget should never feel limiting. A budget that fits your lifestyle and money habits should empower you to reach your financial goals, motivate you to make the most of […]

Saving For Retirement
Planning Jan. 18, 2018 How to save for retirement in 2018

Does the thought of saving enough for retirement send you into a mild (or not-so-mild) panic? Take these 5 steps now to get your savings on the right track.

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Investing Jan. 4, 2018 Investing goals for every age

As your life changes, so should your financial objectives. That's why we've outlined the best goals for investing in every stage of life — from early adulthood to approaching retirement.

Investing with M1 is Simple, Convenient and Now Free
M1 Dec. 13, 2017 Investing with M1: Simple, Convenient … and Now Free

On behalf of the entire team at M1 Finance, I’m thrilled to announce a dramatic reduction in our pricing. M1 is now free. We are now the absolute lowest cost investing option, […]

Finance is full of gimmicks
Insights Nov. 3, 2017 Finance is full of gimmicks

Financial gimmickry won't help America's savings crisis. M1 Finance's CEO Brian Barnes shares his POV in Business Insider on what will help you save better.

Financial Health
Insights Oct. 20, 2017 What every company must know about their employees’ financial health

Investing in employees' financial health can result in increased productivity and better retention. Check out our best tips for how to get started.

Guest Post: The Cash Cow Couple
Investing Aug. 28, 2017 Guest Post: The Cash Cow Couple

We recently sat down with Jacob of the Cash Cow Couple. Jacob and his wife Vanessa have a passion for personal finance and try to help others achieve financial independence with their blog. […]

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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