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M1 Apr. 7, 2022 Client stories: Tripling wealth using the FIRE movement on M1

One of our clients, Billy G., follows the FIRE framework—and he’s planning to retire at age 35. Discover how Billy and his wife use M1 to achieve their financial goals. 

What’s in a name? Why we named the company M1 Finance.
M1 Feb. 15, 2022 What’s in a name? Why we named the company M1 Finance

We often get the question, “Why did you name the company M1 Finance?” Well, there are three reasons.  1. M1 defines the platform we’re building  Economists use “M1” to refer to a […]

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Planning Jan. 24, 2022 Guide to retirement

It’s never too early to plan for retirement. This guide shares explanations, strategies, and inspiration to build a strategy fit for your retirement.

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Planning Jan. 14, 2022 How to improve your financial well-being with a personal finance audit 

Financial well-being, or financial wellness, refers to your overall financial health. It includes things like habits, planning, mindset, and goals. The idea is that you have control over your finances, you know what […]

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Investing Jan. 13, 2022 Guide to investing for long-term financial wellness

Investing for the long-term is one of the best ways to improve your financial wellness, build sustainable wealth, and create the future you want. This guide shares the ins and out of investing, building a portfolio, and more.

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Planning Jan. 11, 2022 5 mistakes to avoid while filing taxes this year

Whether you find this article days before the filing deadline or months before, filing taxes can feel like a race to the finish line. Once they’re filed, you can check this yearly […]

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Planning Jan. 5, 2022 Guide to budgeting for long-term financial wellness

Whether creating your first budget or looking to refresh your methods, this guide shares strategies for setting and maintaining a budget.

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Planning Jan. 4, 2022 How to set financial goals to build the future you want

Everybody likes to daydream. Some about retirement, an unforgettable vacation, or their perfect home. Whatever your dream is, you can do it! You just need to make it a goal.   Goal setting […]

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Insights Nov. 29, 2021 The adviser for millennial investors? Themselves

When I logged onto LinkedIn earlier this week, I stumbled across a Wall Street Journal piece that profiled how younger generations of investors have been making a big shift to self-directed platforms. […]

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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