Life After Five
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Breaking Down Your FICO Credit Score

  When someone is talking about their credit score, what they usually mean is their FICO score, which is the standard credit score used in the majority of lending decisions in the US. Your FICO score is meant to represent ...

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Meditation Starter Kit

These past few weeks I’ve been talking about ways to take care of yourself which follows perfectly after the shame series.  Self-care is such a shame buster and If you’ve been following Rebecca Niziol’s Fear Series like ...

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Get Productive By Manipulating Your Brain

I laughed out loud when one of my favorite Fast Company writers, Howard Jacobson, shared last week what he calls “My Most Embarrassing (And Effective) Productivity Technique.” Howard talks in the article about how h...


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How To Juggle Life Like A Pro

With all we try to juggle these days, overwhelm is nearly inevitable. The problem with overwhelm (besides the fact that it can put you on edge or shove you into depression, depending on how you cope) is that poor judgement-call...

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(Gel) Nail It!

I started painting my nails when I was 11 years old – somehow, my mother agreed to this, but not any type of other make-up until I turned 13. In hindsight, I find this choice rather odd because I distinctly remember the shade...

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Divorce and Taxes: What Women Must Know

In 2008, I went through a divorce, and among the many issues one deals with when ending a marriage – new apartment, finances, lawyers, court approvals, and so much more – but the one we rarely hear about is how divorce can ...


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Losing Weight: How Often Should You Step on the Scale?

If you’ve ever been on a journey to losing weight (don’t lie, everyone has), you’ve probably asked yourself this question: “How often should I weigh in?” I have personally been intimately acquainte...

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How to Find All the Answers

It’s no wonder we get caught up going through the motions. Even when we are doing what we love, we fall into a pattern of schedules, to-dos, and  “making it work.” The hustle and bustle of every day is certainly a full t...

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The Frugal Career Girl: Make More Money!

There came a time during the unemployed season where I would sit in my car, grip my steering wheel, close my eyes and smile, thinking only this: I truly cannot wait until I’m back in the place where I can buy a grande moc...


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Why Logging Makes You Successful

In today’s business world, we hear a lot about flexible schedules, results oriented work environments, and organizations allowing employees to be more fluid and trusted with their time than ever before. But despite the bu...