Life After Five

Who Defines Real Beauty?

It’s official. I’ve turned into a conspiracy theory-ed, middle-aged female who believes the entire mediated world is plotting to reverse women’s meager progress in this God Forsaken patriarchal society. Case in point R...

Deciding NOT To Have Children

  For some people deciding NOT to have children is just as important as deciding TO have children. This can be a painful decision that comes from a place of wanting kids but something about that process not aligning for th...

Top Beauty Bargains

Last week, I wrote about Walgreen’s new approach to the beauty business in Beauty Unites. This past spring, I traveled through two states conducting training sessions for Walgreen’s Senior Beauty Advisors. To kick off each ...


On the Boston Marathon

This is supposed to be my Awe and Blah. I try to be some combination of mean and funny in my Awes and Blahs. I don’t have much of either in me today. This week went a bit differently than I’d planned. I was going to...

You’re Already Losing Money With These Habits. End Them Today

Recently, I’ve told you about my own personal plight to change negative financial habits in my life. I changed my credit card settings, and I’m working on living smarter in a post-cash world. This last week, though,...

Stress – What It’s Really Costing You

Wondering why your paycheck isn’t going up, your friends are avoiding you, and you keep getting sick? Stress could be the culprit. I’m not a scientist, or a doctor. But I can confidently say that I know what it’s ...


The Frugal Career Girl: No More Impulse Buys

We’ve all been there. The candy bar we didn’t realize how badly we needed until we are standing in the checkout line. The purse that we knew we didn’t need, but was 50% off. The trip to Target for laundry dete...

Staying “On Top of It” During a Conference

Attending a conference can be a phenomenally important experience in your career. Whether you’re learning new skills to use each day at your desk or networking with important people in your field, whether it’s a sin...

Guidelines Financial Planners Use

  April is Financial Literacy Month! In honor, I’d like to share the guidelines I use to answer the questions I frequently field as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. People often ask me, “How much should I be saving?”...


Becoming A Mom: Different Journeys

    The Mom topic continues today.  It’s moving from your mom to you as a mom.  This is written for women who think they’d like to become moms, are growing kids in their bodies currently, are currently growing k...