Life After Five
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Buy Seasonally and Save BIG Money

Saving money isn’t always about finding the best deals or sales, sometimes it’s about buying at the right time! Our friends at Real Simple are giving you the full guide on “The Best Time to Buy Essentials̶...

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6 Times We Overspend (and How to Stop)

Overspending happens to all of us. Even when we think we have a budget set-in-stone, there are certain times in our lives when overspending seems close to inevitable. Our friends at LearnVest recently compiled six of these high...

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Tackling Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...


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Leaving 7-Eleven

I basically ate my way through last week, and opted not to exercise because I was too busy eating and feeling lousy about myself to possibly squeeze in something as mood elevating as exercise. Three days in row I started off wi...

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You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...

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Understanding Our Moms

    Are you ready to chat about moms? Yea, me too.  For quite a few women, on the surface, this doesn’t seem like a relevant conversation.  My goal in this is neither to get you to like your mom more or to get you...


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Make The Internet Work For You With IFTTT

Wanna get a text every time it’s going to rain? Would you like it if every time you uploaded a Facebook photo, it’s automatically saved to a your Dropbox? How great would it be to have photos you post to Instagram...

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Tails for the Urban Cyclist

It finally happened. That resplendent moment each year when the temperature warms ever so slightly, the sun feels warm on our face, and we remember why the hell we live in Chicago in the first place: a blessed day of spring wea...

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15 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Our friend Allie LeFevere is one of our absolutely can’t miss bloggers, and her article last week on “15 Tips to Save Money While Going Green” was inspiring! We all want to help the environment, but often envi...


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3 Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally, without Caffeine

If you’re like me, you’re really sensitive to the effects of caffeine. One cup of coffee or shot of espresso and your sleep is disturbed for days. Or perhaps you’ve used so much caffeine in your worklife that you’re imm...