Life After Five
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Spend the Money! Make Your Life Easier

When we talk about financial fitness, we sometimes talk about budgeting, keeping your expenses low, avoiding unnecessary expenses. But there’s something that’s not often said: Spend the money! When? When it makes yo...

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Learning How to Say “No.”

It’s something I’ve been told before, and it seems to be a problem for a lot of women: “You have to learn how to say ‘No.’” I’ve told you the benefits of saying “Yes!” to great opportunities, even...

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The “Hot Desk” Phenomenon

Co-working has taken the freelance and small business world by storm. All over the country, entrepreneurs, freelance writers, designers, and just plain cool people are coming together in spaces that combine ideas, copy machines...


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Erasing the Stigma of Therapy: It’s for Awesome People, Too!

It’s hard to believe, but therapy is still stigmatized — and sometimes considered to be catered to the weak. Being a therapist, and having countless friends who are therapists, counselors, and coaches, when one of u...

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Taking a Nap Can Help Your Productivity

We don’t normally equate taking a nap with productivity. How can you get work done if you’re sleeping in the middle of the day? And wouldn’t that seem lazy? But just as it’s good to take breaks, it can be good to let yo...

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Are You Hammering Away at the Wrong Things? 3 Basics + Resources to Help You Know for Sure

There is a productivity obsession among driven women (myself included). But here’s the thing: soaking up loads of productivity tips and leaning on willpower in an attempt to stay on top of things is not enough carry you t...


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The Single Career Girl: Dating Mistakes

Hello to all of my fellow single Career Girls out there! We’re a fun, talented, professional group of women looking for our match — whoever he might be. Every Saturday, I will bring you along on my Single Career Girl jo...

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3 Tips to Help You Finish What You Start

This week I’ve stumbled across something so profound that it has already changed my life! Thanks to David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I’m finally getting things done, feeling more ...

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The Strange and Adorable Way to Improve Your Concentration at Work

Be honest: at least one time in your life, you’ve spent hours browsing cute cat or puppy pictures online. My favorite commercial of late is the one where the young girl is criticizing her parents for their lack of social ...


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3 Financial Ground Rules

I’m so excited to begin my tenure as the Career Girl Network financial contributor. It is truly my passion to help people remove money as a barrier to living their best life, and this is the perfect platform for me to share m...