Top 9 Best INVESTING APPS For 2021!


I have been reviewing different investing apps on my channel since 2018. I am also the co-owner of the personal finance blog Investing Simple where I have spent hundreds of hours reviewing and comparing many of these brokerages and apps. Here are the 9 best investing apps available right now!

My Blog:

Part 1 | Dividend Investing Apps (2:41)

1. M1 Finance (2:56)
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Free Training:
100K Portfolio:
How M1 Makes Money:

2. Firstrade (7:06)
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3. Charles Schwab (10:40)
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Part 2 | Beginner Investing Apps (12:37)

4. Robinhood (12:44)
Get 1 FREE Stock:

Part 3 | Active Trading Apps (15:13)

5. Webull (15:25)
Get 2 FREE Stocks:

Part 4 | Passive Investing Apps (18:08)

6. Betterment (18:43)
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Check Savings APY:

7. Acorns (22:04)
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Part 5 | Real Estate Investing Apps (25:50)

8. Fundrise (26:02)
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Free Ebook CFRE For Beginners:

Part 6 | Crypto Investing Apps (29:01)

9. Coinbase (29:09)
Get $10 FREE Bitcoin:
My Hardware Wallet:


DISCLAIMER: Ryan Scribner, including but not limited to any guests appearing in his videos, are not financial/investment advisors, brokers, or dealers. They are solely sharing their personal experience and opinions; therefore, all strategies, tips, suggestions, and recommendations shared are solely for entertainment purposes. There are financial risks associated with investing, and Ryan Scribner’s results are not typical; therefore, do not act or refrain from acting based on any information conveyed in this video, webpage, and/or external hyperlinks. For investment advice please seek the counsel of a financial/investment advisor(s); and conduct your own due diligence.

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Robert Dunfee


  1. Ryan Scribner
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Hey guys I recorded this video back in February and haven't had a chance to post it! Since so many people are looking to get started with investing right now, I figured this was a good time to post it.

  2. 52msdiane
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Hmmm, they dont put our coins automatically in a wallet??? Is it hard to do? Confusing between cold/hot wallet/storage. Oh my I need a mentor!! Blessings Ryan!!

  3. Asad Mahboob
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Sir is Charles Schwab available in Germany

  4. surfinbird71
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Great vid, great info….but you should sue whoever sold you that hoodie : )

  5. Diana T.
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I really like your informative and Educating videos. I can tell your channel is Valuable in comparing with others….keep up on making them!

  6. Amber Watwood
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Where did u get hoodie??

  7. Georgios Alex
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    What do you believe to be the best custodial account platform. I really wanted to use m1 for it for its pie method and automation of reinvesting funds but they dont offer custodial accounts.

  8. Lambo Lapdog
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm


  9. SMS Damzat
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    May I know if any of these accept international investors or must be US citizen only?

  10. From Junk To Minimalist
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    The transparency in the beginning of the video earn my respect and subscription. There's definitely not enough of that on YouTube nowadays.

  11. MrZonYT
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Great video but what if you arent an American? Any good apps for Europeans etc.?

  12. Gof Man
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    M1 Finance only allows you to hold maximum 100 securities. This is a huge limitation for diversifying your portfolio down the road.

  13. Kevon Davis
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I like how you divided up the time so we can go straight to what we are looking for! Thank you!

  14. Technow
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Hello Ryan, I'm so interesting in what you doing and hope it helps on me too but which app do u recommend for a New Zealand resident?

  15. Veronica
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Can you please recommend a good investment app for international account. What if you’re not US citizens and you want to invest in the US stock market? Thanks.

  16. Gof Man
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    M1 finance crashed on 05/18/2020 when market jumped more than 3% points. Same problem as Robinhood . Bye…

  17. Mario Chavez
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    What about TD Ameritrade/Thinkorswim ? From my understanding TD Ameritrade, Charles Shwab, and Fidelity are the big 3 in the US

  18. pain
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I really wanna start investing but it's still all so complicated 🙁

  19. Prosperous Life
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    I love Robinhood and td ameritrade, and those are the ones I use personally. I also make videos all about investing in stocks for beginners in case anyone would be interested in learning and needs some guidance! Hopefully I can provide value to you guys, God bless 🙂

  20. TheJose 8199
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    You should have included the app “stash”

  21. Broke Man Finance
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    All these ads and they all have the same fake money. Oh and I'm still digging Robinhood. Their Fractional Shares ability I liked better than M1. I know all about the issues, I get it.

  22. Remote Ventures
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    How about Chuck Schwab staying relevant and at the top of the pack after all these years?!

    Solid and diverse list, Ryan! Enjoying the videos…

  23. Golden Oh
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Definitely wanted to try fundrise but turns out it is not available for Malaysian 🤷 Same as robinhood lol

  24. Mario Alonzo
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Which app is the best to watch the stock market? Preferably one for beginners to track their new investments.

  25. James Nalley
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    Hey my man, Robinhood does offer dividend reinvestment. I have it super easy to use. But i am guessing it’s not fully out…my wife and I both signed up on the same day, I have it and she doesn’t….but it’s super sweet I think I will go like 5 decimal places of a share. Thanks for the great videos I watch you all the time!

  26. Jay Urban
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm


  27. Jared Dowe
    July 15, 2021 at 4:57 pm

    That jacket is horrifying.