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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)
Financial Planner
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Today, we’re taking on the idea of financial freedom – and how we suggest redefining it to better fit your life. With Episode #004 of Beyond Finances, we push back against the idea that the solution to all life’s problems can be found via financial independence. Life is not that black and white, and we believe striking a balance between living well today while planning responsibly for tomorrow may... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast, Episode #004: Money Alone Will Not Set You Free appeared ...
Posted: Jan 18 2019 @ 7:00 AM
In this first episode of the podcast, we look at what it means to enjoy your life today while still planning responsibly for tomorrow. Welcome to Beyond Finances! In this very first episode of our brand-new podcast, we want to kick off the conversation by looking at three essential elements of financial success: Balance, Intention,... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast, Episode #001: How to Balance Spending Today with Saving for ...
Posted: Jan 09 2019 @ 9:00 AM
In today’s episode, we’re tackling the second key variable to financial success: intention. Episode #002 of Beyond Finances is all about making intentional decisions with your money and in your life. We explain what it takes to be intentional, how to think through financial choices both big and small, and how this whole process hinges... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast, Episode #002: The Art of Being Intentional with Your Money ...
Posted: Jan 09 2019 @ 9:00 AM
In today’s episode, we’re tackling the third key variable to financial success: the ability to focus. Today, Episode #003 of Beyond Finances takes a dive into the importance of focus — and specifically, the ability to focus on what you can control. There’s a lot of noise and distraction out there, which means finding financial... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast, Episode #003: Focus on What You Can Control appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 09 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Let’s face it: living in Boston comes at a price. While I love this city and am happy to both live here and base my business out of my downtown office (even though I can meet with clients around the country via virtual video calls), there’s no avoiding the fact that Boston is one pricey... Keep reading... The post 5 Ways to Take Advantage of Living in Boston (or Other Big Cities) ...
Posted: Dec 23 2018 @ 7:00 AM
As a financial planner, I hear all sorts of reasons about why people’s finances are the way they are; all the reasons why they’re financially stuck and not making progress. Let me know if any of these sound familiar: We have $10,000 in credit card debt because my wife lost her job. My credit score... Keep reading... The post All the Reasons You Seem Financially Stuck (and What to Do About It) ...
Posted: Dec 10 2018 @ 7:00 AM
The number-one thing you can know about the stock market is that it’s unpredictable. Think of it like a wild bull — and I don’t mean “wildly successful bull market” where everyone is always making money. I mean literally a wild bull: a large, powerful entity that has zero interest in your personal concerns, happiness,... Keep reading... The post 5 Stock Market Basics You Ought to Know Before You Invest appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 26 2018 @ 7:00 AM
It happens to all of us from time to time. You get down. You feel tired. You’re overworked and overwhelmed. Dealing with work stress is something we all experience — but sometimes that stress devolves into something much worse if it goes on for long enough. If you let you career run your life for... Keep reading... The post Suffering from Job Burnout? How to Prevent Your Career from Running Your Life ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Who doesn’t love the idea of suddenly, unexpectedly coming into a lot of cash? Although this idea of a cash windfall sounds great in theory, the reality isn’t always quite as fantastic. Receiving a lot of money — especially when you didn’t know or expect it — can also introduce a lot of financial complexity... Keep reading... The post Got a Cash Windfall? Take These Steps So You Don’t Screw It Up ...
Posted: Oct 22 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Ever wonder what it really takes to become wealthy? Assuming you don’t have a very rich relative who leaves you a lot of cash or you’re not on track to be the next Silicon Valley tech startup wunderkind, then you’re probably taking the same path most of the rest of us take: Earn a strong... Keep reading... The post The 3 Factors That Set Financially Successful People Apart from Those Who Struggle ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 8:33 PM


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