Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes

Founder & CEO

How M1 makes money

How M1 makes money

Summary: M1 Finance makes money in several ways even though we do not charge management fees or commissions. The ways we make money are common revenue streams for most financial services companies. […]

Introducing M1 Spend

Introducing M1 Spend

I am thrilled to share some details about a new product we will be releasing in a few months: M1 Spend. M1 Spend is an FDIC-insured checking account and debit card that seamlessly […]

M1 Borrow

Announcing M1’s newest feature: M1 Borrow

I love talking with our users and hearing how M1 helps with their personal finances. Whether it’s demystifying investing, making ownership of particular companies possible and enjoyable, or simply saving money on […]

Where should I put my money?

Where should I put my money?

A lot of people look at investing as a complex process, driven by overwhelming amounts of data and a level of unpredictability that makes survival only possible for those with iron hearts […]

Why I founded M1 Finance

Why I founded M1 Finance

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t get warm and fuzzy feelings when you think of finance companies. Unless, perhaps, you work at one. Because traditionally, employees of finance firms often […]