Life After Five

Productivity Fundamental: Eliminate Waste From Your Life

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are thre...

A True Analytical View of Online Dating

Today, I’m a happily married woman, but just a few years ago, I was what my friends and I lovingly referred to as a “professional dater.” I tried Match, I tried eHarmony, I even tried JDate, and I’m not ...

Financial Archetypes: The Idealist

Continuing my review of the financial archetypes from the book It’s Not About the Money by Brent Kessel, the Idealist archetype is typically the person who believes that money is the root of all evil and it certainly isn̵...


5 Steps to Anxiety Relief

Anxiety is no fun for anyone. It’s like that really awkward guy at a party who no one invited, and no one knows where he came from. He stands awkwardly in the corner of the room, not saying or doing much, but maintaining a he...

Financial Archetypes: Are You a Guardian

If you enjoyed reading about the financial archetype called the Pleasure Seeker, from Brent Kessel’s book It’s Not About the Money, perhaps you can also identify with one of her opposites, the Guardian. What is a Guardian? ...

Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life

Face it, there are some people in our lives who just financially don’t make sense. Oprah’s recent “Who to Cut Out of Your Financial Life” demonstrates a few of those key peeps. From your friend who swear...


Perfect Timing: It’s Easier Than You Think

A recent article in Reader’s Digest, culled from Mental Floss, shared the best times to do everything. Here are a few of the timing tips that Career Girls might find most helpful (from the article): 8:30am: Decide Somethi...

Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary in 2013 (Part III)

In this final post of the 3-part series, I’ve got three words for you to think about! (If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part I and Part II of this series. They will be a helpful and introduce you to wh...

How Green Is My Lipgloss?

Not very – as a matter of fact one of my all-time favorite glosses evidently contains some pretty nasty ingredients such as mineral oil, which is a by-product of petroleum, otherwise known as crude oil. I typically avoid ing...


What’s Your Clutter Style?

Clutter. Whether you’re the world’s most organized person or a total mess, we all deal with clutter at some point in our lives. Our professional life gets busy and suddenly we realize there’s a pile of mail si...