Life After Five
Examine WHAT ingredients are in the food you eat and see if eating cleaner (whole) foods provides your body with the push you need to reach your goals.

Stop counting calories & start reading food labels.

That’s right I said it.  Stop. Counting. Calories.  Yes, you need to create a calorie deficit when trying to lose weight, but if you are struggling to lose weight and are stuck at a plateau, maybe stop counting and start r...

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Q&A with a CPA: HSA Accounts

  Q: My dad told me that I’m crazy if I don’t opt for the HSA option for my insurance, but I don’t understand why. Doesn’t it cost me more because of the high deductible? KCL, CPA: This is an awesome question becau...

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Q&A with a CPA: Self-Employed Retirement Accounts

  Q: What are some ways to invest my money (retirement/401k etc) that will be a tax write off for next year’s taxes? – Nicolle O., Nicolle Osequeda Counseling KCL, CPA: This is a great question because there are actual...


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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month (as well as Disability Awareness month in case you were curious). Breast cancer is a cause that is near and dear to my heart as both of my grandmothers are breast cancer survivors. Full ...

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What’s Your #CoffeeCanRevolution?

Have you heard of the Coffee Can Revolution yet? It was started by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the life-changing best-seller Eat, Pray, Love. On OWN’s Super Soul Sunday, Gilbert explained how thousands of women approached he...

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Motivation, Change, and Balance.

  Part of my job as a fitness professional is to inspire others to try, achieve, and grow.  Whether a measured fitness goal or a sustainable lifestyle change, I work to direct my clients toward the path to success.  I ad...


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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 ...