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Eric Roberge
Eric Roberge CFP® is a professional speaker focused on empowering young professionals to take control of their career, using money as a tool to create a life that inspires them. He is also the founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a company that helps young professionals and career changers align their personal finances with a life they love. “My commitment is to inspire people to think beyond their current circumstances and achieve whatever it is they want in life. Many people are controlled by their career, and it doesn't have to be that way.”

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Entries by Eric Roberge

Question the Truth for Financial Success in 2016

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 1:00 PM

Good personal financial management is a habit and very much a part of a healthy lifestyle. As much as I'd like to say that we are either born with these skills or not, that's just not true. These are skills that can be taught, learned, and improved.

Forming good financial...

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"What's Your Financial Plan?" Is a Dumb Question

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 3:41 PM

This might be a shocking title coming from a guy who is in the financial planning business, yet I'm sticking with it because it's true. How can you have a plan specific to your finances? Can you really separate your financial plan from your life plan? When the question in...

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We Are Reason-Making Machines

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 10:53 AM

As humans, we are reason-making machines. We have reasons for everything! There's a reason for why we ran out of gas, overdrew our checking account, missed a mortgage payment, ate too much ice cream... and the list goes on. When it comes down to it though, the reasons don't matter....

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3 Myths About Buying Your First Home

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 11:35 AM

The thought of buying your first home (house, condo, apartment, etc.) can be exciting. It's most likely the largest purchase you will have ever made and it's something that you can call your own. It's definitely a major step and you may even get that cool feeling of "Yes, I've...

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Bye-Bye Retirement, Hello Life!

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM

The process of planning for retirement is about to completely transformation. Rather than simply planning for how much money we need to retire sometime in the future, the focus will be on how we can position our lives today so that a "retirement date" becomes insignificant. Now don't get me...

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Does Your Career Wear the Pants in the Relationship?

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 3:29 PM

Many people build their lives within the boundaries set by their job. Whether it is reliance on the paycheck, potential career path opportunities, health insurance, 401(k), or a number of other perceived benefits we receive at work, occupations provide a sense of security for many people. We get comfortable with...

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The 2-Minute New Year's Resolution

(4) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 4:04 PM

It's New Year's resolution time again. Rather than focusing on the same old "stuff," I'd like you to consider actually making an impact this year using one simple concept. And, the best part is that it can be done in a two-minute conversation with someone in your life.

Many people...

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Flipping the Bird: A Simple Way to Achieve Financial Goals

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 11:23 AM

No, I'm not talking about the slang phrase popularized by Maverick in the movie Top Gun when asked by Charlie where he saw a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive. I'm actually referring to a T-shirt I recently bought for $10 that has the phrase "Flip the bird" at...

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