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Eric Roberge

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Beyond Your Hammock
General Finance
Investing, financial planning, lifestyle, financial independence, millennial money
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Have you considered a high deductible health plan, or HDHP, as an option for your health insurance? It might be worth switching to one so you can use an HSA account. An HSA account is a health savings account — meaning, it’s a place that allows you to save and even invest money specifically for...Keep reading...The post How to Leverage an HSA Account to Grow Your Wealth: A Real-Life Example ...
Posted: Sep 14 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Find out exactly what to do in the face of a downturn, learn why market timing is a loser’s game, and pick up our tips on how to recession-proof your life. There has been a lot of talk and media coverage around the question of, “is this the next recession?” There’s a lot of implication...Keep reading...The post Beyond Finances Podcast #21: Is This the Next Recession? appeared first on Beyond ...
Posted: Sep 06 2019 @ 6:00 AM
A few years ago, countless headlines (and a whole lot of real estate agents) were crowing about how you HAD to BUY NOW because interest rates were DEFINITELY going to rise. Better get in now now now before it’s too late! Turns out, it wasn’t too late. Interest rates today, in the summer of 2019,...Keep reading...The post Trying to Chase the Best Interest Rates? Here’s Why That Might Backfire appeared ...
Posted: Aug 30 2019 @ 6:00 AM
This one simple trick can save you thousands of dollars (and a whole lot of time and heartache). After 12 years, 130,000 miles, and many seasons sitting out on the streets of Boston being pelted by salt trucks and/or really bad parallel parking jobs, it was time to trade in our old Mazda and upgrade....Keep reading...The post Beyond Finances Podcast #20: How to Get a Great Deal on a New ...
Posted: Aug 23 2019 @ 6:00 AM
You might think that learing how to become rich isn’t something something you can learn at all. It’s luck, or it’s just for people who have specialized knowledge that most other people simply can’t access. That isn’t quite true, though. You don’t have to be born into money to become wealthy, and you don’t have...Keep reading...The post How to Become Rich: The Actions (and 3 Unexpected Habits) to Get There ...
Posted: Aug 16 2019 @ 6:00 AM
You don’t have to be born into money to have money now. Today, we lay out a few different paths to explore if you want to become a self-made millionaire. We’ll tell you which we’re on, talk about the benefits or downsides of each, and provide some insight on how you can make more money...Keep reading...The post Beyond Finances Podcast #19: 3 Paths to Become a Self Made Millionaire appeared ...
Posted: Aug 09 2019 @ 6:00 AM
There was a time, not too long ago, that serious financial planning for young professionals was something almost impossible to find. Experienced financial experts gave advice and created financial plans for people, sure — but they only served older people on the brink of retirement, who were already wealthy. I’ve always thought this was a...Keep reading...The post 3 Phases of Financial Planning for Young Professionals appeared first on Beyond Your ...
Posted: Aug 02 2019 @ 6:00 AM
In Part II of our series on student loans, we’re looking beyond the topic of general student loan forgiveness… and exploring what to do to better manage the burden of the student debt you have to carry. In Part I of this quick series on student debt, we talked about the potential for total student...Keep reading...The post Beyond Finances Podcast #18: How to Deal with YOUR Student Debt (Part 2) ...
Posted: Jul 26 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Over the last decade, we’ve enjoyed one of the longest bull markets we’ve ever seen. In the last few years, the stock market has set record after record, climbing higher and higher. And in those last few years, there have been people at every turn claiming that the next big crash is inevitable. Yet the...Keep reading...The post Timing the Market Doesn’t Work, So Here’s What to Do Instead appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 19 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Total student loan forgiveness is a hot topic right now and everyone has an opinion about whether it’s good or bad. But what should you actually DO about it — and the loans you have right now? Student loans are a subject everyone’s chatting about right now because, for one, it’s always an emotional topic...Keep reading...The post Beyond Finances Podcast #17: Total Student Loan Forgiveness – Yay or Nay? (Part ...
Posted: Jul 12 2019 @ 6:00 AM


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