M1 Finance – Behind the Scenes of Free Automated Investing with Brian Barnes


M1 Finance - Behind the Scenes of Free Automated Investing with Brian Barnes

Investing can strike fear in the hearts and minds of way too many. But according to our MilMoney Movement Podcast guest today, that doesn’t need to be the case. In this episode, we talk with Brian Barnes, founder of M1 Finance. M1 Finance is a free automated online investing platform.

What makes their investing platform unique is that they make investing simpler, more convenient and cost-effective by helping you build an investment portfolio instead of trading stocks. And they do it all for free.

In this episode we talk about:

  • How M1 Finance works and makes money
  • The pies they provide to help you pick investments
  • Learning and gaining your investing fluency
  • Building good financial habits in investing
  • How to build your investing confidence
  • Types of investing accounts available at M1 Finance

If you are getting started in investing or want to take your investments to the next level be sure to check out this episode. Brian Barnes shares a wealth of knowledge to empower you to manage your money and build wealth with ease.

Game Time

This week’s Game Time is money trivia. We won’t spoil the winner. But we do have some money trivia to clear up. The first woman to ever appear of U.S. currency was Martha Washington (Lacey was right). She appeared on silver certificates in the 1880s. Hank and Brian were right that Sacagawea and Susan B. Anthony were also on currency but it wasn’t until after Martha Washington.

What’s on Lacey’s Mind

This week it’s tipping. How do other people tip? Lacey must know!

Millennials are the worst tippers in the US

Question: Is Lacey right or is Hank right? Did you hear lettuce wraps or leather straps? Let us know in the comments.

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More About Brian Barnes and M1 Finance

Best piece of advice Brian has you ever received:

“Listen more than you talk. You have two ears and one mouth and should use them in that proportion.” —Brian’s Mom

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