Life After Five
morningroutine

Rise & Shine! How to Establish a Morning Routine

Although many of us fight it, most would agree that waking up early is good for us. Some would even go as far as to say it is essential to success in our careers, health, even our overall happiness. No matter what your opinio...

chill-out

Chill Out: How To Actually Relax On Your Vacation

Summer is finally here, which means it’s vacation time for many hardworking employees. But thanks to today’s technology, you don’t have to be a workaholic to be constantly connected to the office. This can make relaxing o...

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Too Much Celebration: How to Get Through the Holiday Slump

Independence day is just around the corner and you may be prepared for the celebration, the fireworks and maybe a long weekend.  The topic of celebration has been on my radar for a few different reasons and I wanted to talk to...


wasted-time

Why You Should Waste Time Today

I’ve never liked the notion of “wasted” time. What does that really mean, actually? Is time ever really “wasted”? That’s when I came across the quote from John Lennon above and I just love it...

holidayweek

Prepping for a Holiday Week

You’ve likely had the realization at some point this week that next week is 3 day week. And while this likely sparks some excitement about getting time off, having a 4th of July BBQ, and more fun in the sun, it also might...

savings

How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...


generalhealthandfitness

Tips to Stay Healthy at Work

Staying healthy at work can be tough and countless research studies link sitting for long periods of time to health concerns such as obesity and metabolic syndrome. Therefore, it is always better to use preventative measures, s...

commutewpurpose

4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

tennis

The Tennis Ball: Your Body’s New Best Friend

How is a tennis ball magic? I was reminded of this little body-saving gem after realizing that weeks and weeks of sitting at my desk had wreaked havoc on my spinal erector muscles (due to my severe scoliosis). I felt tied up, t...


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Never Miss Another Bill Payment

  When people ask me for ways to improve their credit score, the first thing I always say is, “Pay all your bills on time. Every time.” Paying late even once can have a detrimental effect on your credit score and it ta...