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How to make financial New Year’s resolutions that stick

Americans don’t particularly excel at setting and keeping New Year’s resolutions. Only around 40 percentparticipate in the tradition at all[1], and 80 percent of those who do abandon their resolutions by February[2]. Worse still, Americans aren’t likely to set financial goals at all. Only 36 percent made New Year’s resolutions relating to money in 2017[3] — and (spoiler alert) it’s not because we’re already doing so […]

Everything you need to know about automatic rebalancing

Choosing your investments is more than selecting stocks of companies with high growth potential, large dividend yields, or low price-to-earnings ratios. When you select your investments, you not only choose which securities you own and how many shares you own of each, but either wittingly or unwittingly set each as a portion of your overall portfolio. As you do so, […]

Must-read personal finance books for women

It’s no secret that women face unique financial challenges. They earn less[1], live longer, and generally struggle to achieve the same financial confidence as their male counterparts[2]. But the right resources can help. From building a business to growing your nest egg, these books written by women and for women share unique perspectives to empower you to achieve your goals […]

How to talk about money as a couple

Nearly half of all Americans identify personal finances as the toughest subject to talk about, making it an even more unpopular topic of conversation than death. Oof. It’s really no wonder hashing through the details with your significant other can feel distressing. But avoiding the topic of your finances entirely will inevitably put undue stress on your relationship. In fact, […]

Should you roll your 401(k) into an IRA?

When you change jobs, rolling your 401(k) or 403(b) into an IRA can help you avoid fees, give you more control of your investments, and expand your investment options. Rolling a former employer’s retirement account into an IRA also helps consolidate your investments, making them easier to manage. From now through July 31, 2019, M1 Finance is offering a promotion […]

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 touch the volatile cryptocurrency[2], and the Atlantic even labeled it “the biggest and most obvious bubble in modern history[3].” Others, like the Winklevoss twins, consider Bitcoin much more […]

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 your money, and give you peace of mind knowing that you’ve covered all your bases. After all, it’s tough to work toward any financial goal without charting where […]

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.