Life After Five
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3 Things To Do Before You Adopt a Pet

  With an estimated 83 million households owning pets in the US, the pet industry is one of the most prosperous, even when the economy stinks. In fact, during the last economic downturn, sales of premium pet products and s...

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Staying Calm in a Crisis

A couple of weeks ago I found myself going into shock for the first time in my life when my shin lost a battle against a metal spin bike pedal. Yup, you read that right, a metal pedal shredded my shin. Trust me the irony of hav...

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3 Tips to Be Financially Prepared

  September is National Preparedness Month, which is part of the federal government’s ready.gov effort to make sure we’re all ready in case of another Katrina, 9/11 or something worse. One of the campaign’s suggestio...


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5 Tips For Interning During The School Year

Preparing and taking advantage of internships are topics often talked about, but when they are discussed it’s usually in regards to internships that take place during the summer. While summer internships are probably the ...

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Feeling Scattered? How about Tabless Thursdays?

I get distracted.  I’ll be the first to admit it. This is an actual image of my computer screen today: I start my day with a clean slate, but as I manage two email addresses, work and personal Facebook feeds, Twitter, n...

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Homeowners Insurance: 3 Things You Need to Know

  For most of us, the purchase of a home will be the biggest single outlay of cash we’ll make in our lifetime. Along with the arduous process of applying for a mortgage, you’ll also have to choose homeowners insurance,...


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When Your Over-scheduled Life Doesn’t Play Fair

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.”   I hope everyone has had a relaxing summer thus far!  If you haven’t, fear not…you’re definitely not alone.  My summer was supposed to loo...

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Find Your FitFam

A few months ago I wrote an article about group fitness. It’s no secret that initially I was not a fan of group exercise. The idea of a “FitFam” was not for me (or so I thought). Seven months later, I love my “FitFam....

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5 Ways to Save More Money Today

  Whenever Career Girls resolve to work toward better financial stability, the question always arises, “How can I save more money?” It stands to reason that for most of us, if we knew where we could save more t...


Four Stylish Ways to Bring Your Lunch to Work

If you think that brown bagging it to the office means that you’ll have to literally tote your sandwich to work in a brown bag, think again. Gone are the days where toting your own work to lunch means squished peanut but...