• Brad Finn & JJ Buckner
7 episodes
Average Money follows the Personal Finance Journey of two average guys, Brad Finn and JJ Buckner. Join us as we navigate our way through the world of Personal Finance discussing living debt free, investing, real estate, entrepreneurship, fatherhood, cold beer, and a whole lot more.

Episodes

Why We Left The Robinhood Trading App (Robinhood, M1 Finance, Webull Review) #007
2020 Oct 2649m 41s
✔ Get a 2 FREE Stocks on WeBull (Valued up to $1600 when you deposit $100): http://bit.ly/jjbuckner-webull ✔ INVEST with M1 Finance (Open a Roth IRA): http://bit.ly/jjbuckner-m1Over the past few years Robinhood has been the leader in the world of stock trading apps. It has been a trail blazer, carving the path and setting the new standards for other to follow. We have both been using Robinhood for over three years and are now stepping away. It this episode we will discuss the pros and cons of the Robinhood Trading app and why we are stepping away. We will discuss how this is a personal choice that may not effect all that use the app and the benefits that it can serve so many with. We will compare Robinhood to the other current popular trading apps M1 Finance and Webull. We strongly believe that between these app any investor at any level of their stock purchasing career can find a home. With the pros and cons of each app we finish the episode with our number one recommendation being M1 Finance. If you are looking to make the switch from Robinhood as well click the links above to check out M1 Finance as well as Webull. DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, we may earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase and/or subscribe. The ideas presented in this video are personal opinions and for entertainment purposes only. THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE!
Save Thousands By Raising Your Credit Score Above 800 - How To Build Your Credit Score Today #006
2020 Oct 1949m 50s
Apply for a Jasper Card Today: https://www.jaspercard.com/were-different/?pa=bucknermediaHaving a high Credit Score can save you thousands. Although some would argue against a high credit score saying it is just a measure of how good you are at borrowing money, we have seen the benefits of having a high score. We have been on both side of the equation. In this episode we want to break down the pros of having an above 800 credit score and the places that it will help you save! We will talk about the mistakes we have made that we hope you can avoid. After hearing our story first hand we will break down the parts of a credit score, what the important things are to consider, as well as fixing any mistake that you may have made in the past.
The Basics of Investing: Retirement Accounts, Index Funds, Stocks & Real Estate #005
2020 Oct 121h 3m 33s
For many of us INVESTING can be an intimidating process. From choosing the right 401k plan to buying a stock, it's hard to be confident that you are making the best choices for your future. We have been there!In this episode, we will break down and explain all of the basic investment opportunities you may encounter. We start with the Roth IRA and how this may be the single best option that we, as Americans have. We talk about choosing the best 401k and Brad will break down the state employee Tax Deferred 403b and 457 and what type of funds we have in both. How do you decide if you should us passively or actively managed funds? Should you invest in index funds or individual stocks? Is it better to have a dividend portfolio or growth portfolio? These are all the questions we faces during our initial investing career!We close the episode with Real Estate and how this is the investment avenue that we are most excited about!Enjoy this episode of Average MoneyCheers!
22 Year Old Nate O'Brien Living A life Of Financial Freedom While Traveling The World #004
2020 Oct 0550m 26s
This one we are so excited to share a conversation we had with Nate O'Brien. Nate is probably most well know for his YouTube platform where he has a following of over 750,000 subscribers, but there is so much to learn from the decisions he makes and the life he chooses to live. At 22 years old Nate has worked for years to build a personal brand and inspire those around him to live the life they dream of. This former Penn State Marketing major saw potential early on and knew that he could find ways to make money online. This combined with his ability to live frugally, avoid short term gratification, and continue to set goals for himself has allowed him to live life on his terms. Now you can find Nate traveling the world ,creating new business ventures, and finding the hidden alternative paths to success. In this episode Nate tells us what it took to succeed, how he always chooses to "produce and not consume", and what is in store for him in the future. Whether you are a 18 year old high school student or a 60 year old retiree Nate will inspire you to find happiness in your life! You can find Nate on his YouTube Channel: Nate O'Brien and Instagram: nateobrienn (yes to two n's)
The Most Important Step To Financial Freedom #003
2020 Sep 2855m 48s
Getting to Financial Freedom does not happen over night. It is a process and there are many different roads to lead you there. Regardless of the path you take to reach Financial Success there is one step that we all must take. Managing and eliminating DEBT is crucial. Debt will deplete wealth and derail financial momentum.In this episode we are going to talk about debt! The good, the bad, and the ugly! We will give our debt stories and "ah ha" moments we had when making the choice that debt was no longer going to be apart of our lives. Our reasons may be different, but our goal was the same. LIVE DEBT FREE!We will discuss debt and it's role in relationships and marriage, different methods of debt payoff like the Debt Snowball vs Debt Avalanche, and other highly debated debt topics such as "Good Debt". We hope you enjoy this episode of Average Money. For video clips visit us on our YouTube Channel: Average Money YT LinkVisit us on our Instagram Page @AverageMoneyPodcast
$1.6 Million In Real Estate By 27 Years Old W/ Bryce Matheson #002
2020 Sep 2147m 49s
In the episode we sit down with entrepreneur Bryce Matheson. We got the pleasure to meet Bryce through YouTube and have just been blow away by the success that he has had by just the age of 27! Him and his wife have taken the simple concept of "House Hacking" and turned it into over 1.6 Million dollars in Real Estate. Real Estate is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the value that Bryce brings his listeners. He is teaching others how to start web hosting businesses right from home to generate passive income as well as giving simple tricks and ideas to fund grown up "toys" and vacations. We hope you enjoy this episode with Bryce. Please check out the links below to learn more about what Bryce is doing and how he can bring some value to your life!Click For YouTube Video Clips! Ways To Find Bryce And Check Out What He Has To Offer! Bryce's YouTube ChannelRental Property Expense App: https://rentastic.ioHow to Start a Web Hosting Company Playlist:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1OVYyUOHUo&list=PLNaj8kx14EC_rO9nN17t7vjGTr_8LyKhtHow to Flip Cars/Toys from Auction:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL-4wVU_4vIBryce On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brycematheson
Welcome To Average Money #001
2020 Sep 1146m 19s
We are so excited to finally excited to launch Average Money. In this episode we discuss why financial literacy is so important and why have we dedicated most of our lives to personal finance and financial literacy. This road has not always been easy and has taken sacrifice, but our sacrifices have allowed us to reach the goals we never thought were possible. This will be an initial introduction to us and our personal finance origin story and what 5-10 years ago looked like before the start of our Financial Independence Journeys.Every week you can expect an average unbiased approach to a more detailed look at our journeys of the the past few years, debt strategies, investing strategies, real estate, entrepreneurship. Enjoy this episode of Average Money.