Life After Five

Financial Archetypes: The Caretaker

We’re nearing the end of my review of the financial archetypes introduced in the book It’s Not About the Money, by author and financial advisor Brent Kessel. This time we’re covering the Caretaker. Caretakers ...

Wake Up Earlier: Here’s How

Confession: I hit the snooze button this morning approximately 157 times. I told you a while back about the lifetime struggle I’ve had with sleep. Naturally, that also means a lifetime struggle with the snooze button and ...

Financial Archetypes: The Innocent

A common financial archetype that I see from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money is the Innocent. Innocents, whether they have money or not, have the common thread of being unable to master money. Either they weren...


Essential End of Month Practice: January

There’s always been a momentum, or an energy, that comes with the beginning of a new year. And 2013 has taken that to new levels. January has come in a blur of activity – time seemed to pass even quicker than usual. And now...

Handling a Plane-Ride Long Commute

It’s not exactly a new trend in business. Consultants and high powered executives have long been the holders of frequent flier miles from multiple airports and regularly travel Monday through Friday. Weekends aren’t...

Still Hanging Onto Holiday Money? Here’s How to Spend It

Perhaps your company gave you a large bonus in December, or maybe your grandmother is just really generous. Either way, if you received a bundle of cash last year for the holidays, chances are you haven’t spent it yet. Wo...


5 Healthy Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Cook in the Microwave

I was blessed to grow up in a household with a mother who was a wonderful cook and put dinner on the table every night. For this reason, I didn’t learn to cook myself until my late 20’s living on my own and not havi...

5 Reasons You Must Mix Business with Pleasure

We’ve all watched that scene in the movies. A blonde bombshell turns to a man at a bar, asks for a light and with a Marilyn-esque voice says something like, “Tell me, sir, are you in town for business or pleasure?&#...

Done Is Better Than Perfect: Push Out Your Ideas!

There are two kinds of people in this world: 1) Those who get things done. 2) Those who are constantly working on things they want to get done. The first type of person truly understands that “done is better than perfect,...


Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

I was reading a Harvard Business Review article recently, and the words “NO WAY” came out of my mouth as I read this passage from Nilofer Merchant’s article: As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. W...