Beyond Finances

Beyond Finances

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Get real-life context for practical money rules and the theory of financial advice. Beyond Finances is your place for understanding how to maximize your potential and seize every opportunity with both your finances and your life. The show exists at the intersection of personal development and financial success, and hosts Kali and Eric Roberge, CFP strive to help you make smarter money decisions that will position you to create, grow, and keep real wealth. Join in on in-depth, intimate conversations and understand what it really takes to use your money as a tool to enjoy your life now while still planning responsibly for tomorrow. Learn more at http://beyondyourhammock.com


Managing Competing Priorities and Financial Goals with Our 4-Step Process
Oct 18 • 19 min
Ep 24: To paraphrase the great Ron Swanson, this is the show you need if you want to stop half-assing a lot of stuff that seems important but you’re not sure what’s MOST important — and start whole-assing the essential priorities that you know mean the…
3 Ideas to Save More and Spend Less Without Feeling Deprived
Oct 4 • 18 min
Ep 23: Conversations on budgeting and saving money don’t have to translate to “here’s what you have to give up.” We want to enjoy life now AND plan responsibly for tomorrow, and in this episode, we talk through three (stupidly simple) ideas for actually…
5 Pieces of Financial Advice for 30-Somethings
Sep 20 • 22 min
Ep 22: Life can get complicated in your 30s. You might be moving up in a career, starting a business, buying a home, getting married, growing your family — and more. And oh yeah, now is the PRIME TIME to get your finances right if you want to create and…
Is This the Next Recession?
Sep 6 • 26 min
Ep 21: “Is this the next recession?” Lots of people are asking. Is it this big, looming thing that’s about to happen — and are we all screwed when it does? To know what to make of recent headlines and navigate recession fears, we’re talking about key…
How to Get a Great Deal on a New Car
Aug 23 • 27 min
Ep 20: One simple trick can save you THOUSANDS of dollars (and a lot of time) if you’re ready to buy a new car. We did the research, negotiated with dealerships, and managed to snag the exact car we wanted at a verified GREAT price. How did we do it?…
3 Paths to Become a Self Made Millionaire
Aug 9 • 36 min
Ep 19: You don’t have to be born into money to have money today. We lay out a few different paths to explore if you want to become a self-made millionaire now. We cover: — Becoming a high-income earner with a company or employer — Starting a business or…
How to Deal with Your Student Debt
Jul 26 • 20 min
Ep 18: In Part II of our student debt series, we look beyond the topic of general student loan forgiveness to explore what you can do RIGHT NOW to better manage the financial burden of student loans. We cover: — How to make/implement a repayment plan —…
Total Student Loan Forgiveness - Yay or Nay? (Part 1)
Jul 12 • 22 min
Ep 17: Total student loan forgiveness is a hot topic, but what should you actually DO about it and the loans you have right now? In PART I of this series on student loans, we discuss: - What forgiveness programs already exist (and if you should use one) -…
Money and Market Misconceptions That Can Cost You
Jun 28 • 24 min
Ep 16: What you only THINK you know can hurt you — and cause you to lose a lot of money in the market. Most of us don’t consistently make excellent financial choices on our own. Part of the problem is that we’re plagued by misconceptions around money and…
How to See the (Money) Forest for the Trees
Jun 14 • 22 min
Ep 15: If we could compare life to walking through a forest, we could say that you pass a lot of trees along the way. Most people tend to obsess over the nearest tree at the expense of missing the forest. Looking at the forest means taking a step back and…
Your Money Questions Answered: Student Loans, IPOs, Credit Cards, and More
May 31 • 24 min
Ep 14: We asked you to send us your money questions that you wanted our perspective on — now we’re answering! We cover the following questions in this first “ask me anything” styled show: - How much do I need to save for retirement? - What’s the best…
How Much Average People Spend
May 17 • 19 min
Ep #13: Ever wonder how much most people spend on stuff? Wonder how YOUR spending compares to the average? We dive into the numbers here, sharing what the average person spends, what we think you need to save, and how to fit YOUR spending around these…
Thoughts on Planning and Paying for a Wedding
May 3 • 13 min
Ep 12: A wedding is a big deal. But getting married doesn’t justify spending more than you can afford or sabotaging all your other savings goals for the sake of throwing a personal gala event. People were interested to know how much Eric, as a financial…
Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds, Oh My!
Apr 19 • 32 min
Ep 011: Investing is a critical step to take if you want to walk the path to wealth. In this episode, we cover some important topics you need to think about before you invest, including: - How to set up a truly diversified portfolio - What to think about…
Biggie Said It Best
Apr 5 • 24 min
Ep 010: Mo money mo problems. And not just for OGs. When you start earning more, you have more freedom and ability to buy what you want. And that can pose a unique problem. In this episode, we’re walking you what to think about when you reach the point…
How to Use Thought Experiments to Design Your Best Life
Mar 22 • 21 min
Ep 009: What if you dropped your limitations, allowed yourself to daydream, and considered what’s possible for your life? 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”…
How to Travel More Without Busting Your Budget
Mar 8 • 30 min
Ep 008: Kali’s favorite thing to do is travel. Eric’s favorite thing to do is save money. This is how we manage to do a lot of both. It seems like most of us in our 20s, 30s, & 40s wants to see the world, experience new things, try all the foods, and of…
5 Financial Opportunities You’re Missing Right Now
Feb 22 • 21 min
Ep 007: We see a TON of people missing out on great opportunities to keep more money in their pockets and grow their wealth because they’re not paying attention to a few simple aspects of their financial plan. Today, we dive into some really simple but…
Emotions - The Enemy of Being Good with Money?
Feb 8 • 27 min
Ep 006: Recently, someone asked Kali and Eric why they’re “good with money.” The answer? Ultimately, they agreed it came down to this one thing: they keep their money and their emotions separate. That inspired today’s episode of Beyond Finances, which is…
What It Takes to Go After Financial Freedom
Jan 25 • 24 min
Ep 005: Not everyone is in a position to reach financial freedom. “Just save more” or “be frugal!” are not adequate pieces of advice for everyone. Sometimes, you need to do more than just cut back on consumerism. We’re continuing the financial…
Money Alone Will Not Set You Free
Jan 18 • 26 min
Ep 004: Today, we’re taking on the idea of financial freedom - and how we suggest redefining it to better fit your life. We’re pushing back against the idea that the solution to all life’s problems can be found via financial independence. Life is not that…
Focus on What You Can Control
Jan 3 • 23 min
Ep 003: We’re tackling the third key variable to financial success: focus. Specifically, we’re diving into developing the ability to focus on what you can control. There’s a lot of noise and distraction out there, which means finding financial success…
The Art of Being Intentional with Your Money
Jan 3 • 27 min
Ep 002: Today, we’re talking all about how to make 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 on…
How to Balance Spending Today with Saving for Tomorrow
Jan 3 • 27 min
Ep #001: 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, and Focus. First up, we’re tackling balance —…