Life After Five

Working While Sick? STOP IT!

The sick season is upon us and a common theme is that women completely ignore their symptoms to the best of their ability.  Instead of calling in sick, taking a nap or turning off the email for an afternoon, women pop an extra...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Yourself Accountable

Accountability is underrated. When you set out to create real change in one or more areas of your life, you will likely get in your own way. Real change requires you to navigate the unfamiliar. It’s uncomfortable and, fra...

Lash Out!

A few years ago, Ellen Bryon of the Wall Street Journal interviewed me about consumer buying trends in the mascara category. What was hot? Mega-brush mascaras, primers, eyelash curlers, eyelash growth serums, etc. If it goes on...


Workaholic? Can You Be One Without Being Constantly Stressed

Workaholic. It’s a word loaded with innuendo. In one sentence it can be a compliment, like when your boss says, “We just love having Jen on our team. She’s a workaholic.” Moments later, it’s a pain...

Coping with Divorce: Emotionally and Financially

“Please don’t tell anyone.” Although I respected my friend’s request for privacy, I didn’t fully understand her plea until a few years later, when I began the process of ending my own marriage. These words caught me. ...

Love What You Do

It’s Valentine’s Day and I thought it was only fitting to write about love.  However, I’m not writing about finding romantic love (even though that is always fun to talk about).  What I want to discuss today...


Network through “Sweatworking”

New buzzwords constantly appear in business. Synergy, high-performance, blah, blah, blah. It’s easy to hear these words and roll our eyes. Just another buzz word in business. But recently I heard what might be considered ...

Your 5 Biggest Players

As human beings we can do incredible things alone. But our power seems to multiply when we connect with others. When we partner or surround ourselves with people that support, care for, and love us, we are able to do more than ...

You Spent How Much?! Valentine’s Day Facts For the Frugal Career Girl

As Valentine’s Day is approaching, I’m going to do something a little unusual and, instead of talking about what to do on that special (or not-special, depending on who you are) day, I’d rather remind us all o...


Financial Archetypes: The Middle Way

We recently completed our review of the eight financial archetypes presented by author Brent Kessel in It’s Not About the Money. Now I’d like to share Mr. Kessel’s concept of The Middle Way, which is really ju...