Today’s video will show you how to open an M1 Finance account and get started with as little as $100 to start building wealth.
▶︎▶︎You can open your free account by using this link (aff):
One of the most requested videos that you have been want me to do is to review different platforms or investment applications.
I am going to review the most requested, M1 Finance for you. Why is this one so highly requested? Well, you can buy stocks and ETFs and there are NO transactions costs. No trading fees, no account fees, and no costs involved when you make your first trade.
To have an investment platform like M1 Finance that allows you to buy a stock with zero transaction costs, is huge! That’s why I want to share some of the benefits and the pros and cons.
They are still a bit new, they started in 2016, but they already have over $100 Million in assets that they manage and are growing rapidly.
What types of accounts can you open? You can open individual, joint, trust, or retirement accounts. You can do after tax with individual and joint accounts or as a retirement with Roth IRA.
Other than having zero trading costs/fees, I like that you don’t have to have any money to open an account. You can’t make your first investment until you have at least $100 in that account. For a retirement account they want you to have at least $500 in a traditional or Roth IRA before you make your first investment. Either way, that is not a lot of money to get started.
With M1 Finance, the don’t just sit on your cash. You are going to go ahead and make your selections or your trades. Once you have more than $10 sitting in cash they are going to place those trades for you.
I set up an account with $1,000, I set up a few stocks and ETFs. When I deposited that $1,000 within two business days they set up those trades for me. I already have ownership in those stocks and ETFs.
You’re money is going to work for you not just sit in cash making zero interest.
So, what type of investments do they have?
Any stock that is traded on the NASDAQ, NYSE or BATS - you will have access to all of those. All the big players.
The other thing they offer is investment PIES. They are basically ETF portfolios that they have built for you. You can choose from aggressive to conservative. I think on average you are looking at 7 to 9 ETFs. Most of these are Vanguard ETFs. This really compares to Betterment or Wealthfront where if you are not comfortable picking, you can select one of these PIES. Where it is different - Betterment will ask questions so they can assess what risk level is right for you.
With M1 Finance, you will have to select your own risk level. If you know if you are low risk or high risk you can choose the PIE that fits your needs. There are no fees to rebalance or change those PIEs when you want.
What they do NOT have is the penny stocks, Mutual Funds or Cryptocurrencies. You are not buying options on this platform. You are not buying annuities.
This niche is buying and selling individual stocks and ETFs. This is how they keep from charging you those fees.
You can buy fractional shares of stocks through M1 Finance. You can’t do that with a lot of local or online platforms. If you only have $100 to get started, you can buy a fraction of a share of stock, like Amazon at $1,200/share.
So how do they make their money?
One of the most common ways is by lending securities. It’s very similar to the way banks make money. They also do margin loans. Other investment platforms do the same thing.
How safe are they?
They do not offer FDIC insurance (you will only get that with a bank). You WILL get SIPC insurance up to $500,000 and $250,000 of that can be cash. The investments you are making inside the platform is not in M1 Finance - you are investing in stocks and will still have access to those investments.
➡️ 14:00] You can watch me open an account in the video so that you will know how each step will look.
If you’ve opened an account with M1 Finance, I would love to know what your experience was like.
Let us know in the comments.
▶︎▶︎You can open your free M1 Finance account by using this link (aff):
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Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose yay but my only fear is that I invest the small cash I’ve and the market give me middle finger 🖕 like crypto did. Retail investors are flooding on stock now and I’ve seen this movie before. It SUCKS.
Yes. Jeff. Thank. You. For. The. 411. On. M1. Finance. Only. Thing. Is. That. I. Dont. Have. A. Bank Account. But. I. Do. Have. A. Pay. Pal. Account. Is. There any. Other. Options to. Transferring. Money. U. Know. Like. Withdrawing. And. Deposits. Please. Help. Me. Out. Here. JEFF. I. APPRECIATE. U. THANK. U
You asked what keeps me from investing? I don't like the $100 transfer fee if I want to transfer my holdings. I have my retirement and brokerage accounts with Vanguard and I intend to eventually consolidate all my holdings with them when I am closer to retirement.
I transferred my Roth IRA from another online brokerage firm to M1 and this will seem silly but I was expecting to see it automatically placed in a pie and it wasn’t I have individual dividend stocks and etfs. Can you advise how I can get these into a pie. Currently they are showing the dollar amount and there listed in holdings. Thank you
Hey Jeff I've had an M1 Finance account for a while and can only say great things about M1. I recently did an In-kind transfer from Td Ameritrade and so far so good. The only thing I'm waiting on is my cost basis information to be inputed into the app so i see my overall gains with the transferred stocks. I agree that M1 Finance's one trading window is ideal because most people should be investors and not traders .Long term is the key. Thanks for your great review, its by far one of the best reviews on M1 !!!
For example I had all my money on my individual account for 8 months I'm up $50 & up $30 on Dividends, I just seen a video on m1finance ROTH IRA so now I sold everything on my individual account so I could move it to my Roth IRA so my question is do I have to pay taxes on my individual account from the gains & dividends I made
Hey Jeff! Thank you for all your videos they really help me out with my financials. Also to show and work out how your finances can work if you play it right and your reviews are very helpful thanks Jeff!
Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose can you reference a video you know of or have made explaining investing terminology, I don’t understand what vanguard funds are and in general am having trouble asking good questions due to lack of knowledge. For now, I am just taking your advice and getting into the stock market through quapital but now am wondering if I should switch to M1 or stay with quapital investing my money.
Mainly it was a free service for me since I was a member with them before they started their investment features this last fall. They invest for you similar to M1 that you can pick to be safe or aggressive with your investments. I was just curious if you understood the algorithms or strategies used by these online investment platforms.
+Wealth Hacker - Jeff Rose after I innitiated liquidation, they froze my account for 5 days just to tell me they can't transfer the fund to a bank account that's different from where I funded my account originally! Then it took them over one they just to cancel the liquidation proceeds so that I could change my bank account! I innitiated a transfer (took another 5 days) and then had to change the bank account again because I used two banks to fund my accounts. These were all legit US banks, chase, Citi, and bank of America. I always used couple of banks with Robinhood and E-Trade. They are absolutely ridiculous!
Can you buy more then one pie? Can I invest aggressive and conservative at the same time? I'm a begginer and I have not invested anything yet. I'm researching, I'm ready to get my finances together. I found your channel about a month ago and have learned so much that I feel I'm ready to start. That's the only immediate question I have to get started. First I've been researching different investment apps and platforms which brought me to this particular video. Thanks so much for putting this information out there!
i agree but i dont even have a 100 if u would of known me v=before u would of kicked my but i use to make good cash as a model/ but blew it on my kids and homes now i m solo no men kids grown and as i make money i now agree yes yes yes. i needed a financial advier long time ago
I think its great. I have seen lots of good things about it the only problem I have with it is not available in canada. If anyone know of an app like this that is available to canadians that would be awesome.
Really enjoyed this video! Currently contributing to my roth ira through m1.
Heard changes to roth is coming for 2019 which is great. $6,000 annual contribution so faster way to roth ira millionaire! 💰
The only real question I think I have with this, is would you recommend investing into the Roth IRA on the app with all the phone hacks etc going on lately? Or would it be safer to go with an older and more established website?
Bryan, it totally depends on your goals for the money, your time horizon, and your risk tolerance. If you aren't going to use the money for 20 years, you have a lot of time for the market to go up and down, so aggressive would be an option. But if you plan on using the money in 3 to 5 years for example, it wouldn't be smart to do anything more than conservative. Historically, high risk does very well, but ONLY if you give it enough time to perform. Some people don't have the emotional patience watching an aggressive portfolio, so then they end up making an irrational decision and selling it when it is down (huge mistake). I have a lot of investing videos that cover these types of things and will be uploading more in the future. I invite you to take a look at my channel!
+Matt Goodman I dont feel as comfortable with fractional shares for some reason. Owning a share in its entirety just feels so much better. And if you truly are investing, the need for fractionals isnt a problem as you ideally be pumping money into your portfolio to afford whole shares no matter the price.
But I like the M1 format for providing the ability to do so.
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+Zarate Karate you dont need training. when you apply to an electrical company you let them know you are green (newbie) and they will stick you with a Jouneyman to guide you. All apprentices work under a jouneyman or master. Apprentices start at 13+ (here in texas).. its all working with your hands. easy money. no office bullshit
Hey Jeff, I've been watching your stuff for a while now(absolutely love it), even got my girlfriend watching your stuff now lol. I live in Canada and was wondering if you ever thought about putting together an investment guide for ppl a lil more Northerly. I know you don't do certain areas but I'm looking into trying to breaking into the stock and real estate markets (mostly pertaining to the hows or where's ) and would love some info on it if you got any 😊👍
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Just becareful, if you decide to transfer your investments with a different company to m1 that you have all the same stocks and etfs in your m1 pie of the companies your transfering over before doing so.
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