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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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Ever wonder how much most people spend — and how YOUR spending compares to the average? We dive into some of these numbers in this episode, sharing what the average person spends, what we think you need to save, and how to fit YOUR spending around these data points. Some of the average spending numbers... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast #13: How Much the Average Person Spends appeared first on ...
Posted: May 17 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Worried about saving for college and having enough to fund your kid’s education? Then let’s start with the good news: there are so many ways to pay for college. You have a lot of options to explore. Now for the tricky part: you have a lot of options. There are a lot of variables and... Keep reading... The post Saving for College: What to Consider and What Tools to Use appeared first ...
Posted: May 10 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Here’s what to consider as you plan your wedding… and create a plan to pay for it. Getting married and planning your wedding is a big deal. But that doesn’t justify spending more than you can afford… or sabotaging all your other savings goals for the sake of throwing one giant party for hundreds of... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast #12: Thoughts on Planning and Paying for a Wedding appeared ...
Posted: May 03 2019 @ 6:00 AM
It’s certainly not easy to find the perfect middle ground between saving and investing enough to secure your future goals while allowing yourself to spend enough to truly experience all the years in between now and then. Most people tend to fall on one end of the spectrum or the other. Either you’re more inclined... Keep reading... The post The Biggest Challenge in Creating Your Financial Plan: Finding Balance appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 26 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Get some guidelines that will help you invest smarter so you can make your money work for you (while avoiding silly mistakes along the way). “…but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” wrote Ben Franklin. He could have added something like “and the fact that inflation will... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast #11: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds, Oh My! appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 19 2019 @ 6:00 AM
Ever heard someone brag about how much they made off their amazing investment? Or talk about how they got in somewhere early and made a killing because they gambled on an unknown company before it blew up? People often talk about great investments they’ve made or the incredible investment return they’ve received. But this is,... Keep reading... The post Why Investment Returns Don’t Matter (If You’re Not Saving) appeared first on Beyond ...
Posted: Apr 12 2019 @ 7:00 AM
You already know. Mo money, mo problems. When you start making a significant amount of income, you’re probably going to be able to buy what you want at any given point in time. And that can pose a unique kind of problem. Having that much choice and freedom, if you don’t manage it well or... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast #010: Biggie Said It Best appeared first on Beyond Your ...
Posted: Apr 05 2019 @ 6:00 AM
An upcoming IPO at your company presents you with a huge opportunity to make a massive leap of forward progress in growing your wealth. With the potential for hundreds of thousands of dollars — or even millions of dollars — on the table for you, it’s not an exaggeration to say this is a high-pressure... Keep reading... The post Upcoming IPO? Take These 3 Financial Planning Steps Now appeared first on Beyond ...
Posted: Mar 29 2019 @ 1:00 PM
What if you dropped your limitations, allowed yourself to daydream, and considered what’s possible for your life? On the show today, we’re encouraging your to stretch your mind, imagine a world with no limits, and brainstorm what your life could look like if “can’t” weren’t part of your vocabulary. We’re sharing some ideas and structures... Keep reading... The post Beyond Finances Podcast #009: How to Use Thought Experiments to Design Your Best ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 6:01 AM
“I want more money.” “I need to save more money.” “I wish I had more money.” I hear these phrases all the time — and I’m guilty of saying them myself, too. While it’s natural to think this way about finances, doing so only creates more stress around money. Why? What’s wrong with “more money?”... Keep reading... The post Money Is a Tool, So Stop Treating It as the Goal appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 15 2019 @ 7:00 AM


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