Life After Five
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What Are You Saving For?

Before you read the rest of this article, ask yourself a couple of questions: How much money do you currently have in your checking account? How much money do you currently have in savings? Are you saving for something specific...

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The Magic Ratio That Will Improve Your Relationships

We’re all starting to learn that in healthy relationships, there is inevitable conflict. Couples have gotten smarter recently because when they come into my office, they usually say that they want to figure out how to fight s...

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Cut Your Spending by $400 Per Month

When I read the title of the a recent article from The Budget Diet, I thought “Sure, that’s realistic.” The title? “Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month.” But going through the advice it provided, I r...


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Olivia Munn Only Dates Successful Men

Every now and then, a woman says something so honest and authentic, it stings a little. This was exactly the case when a reporter recently asked actress Olivia Munn about her love life and taste in men. She pretty controversial...

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Changing the Image of Success

Stay with me for a moment while we complete a visualization exercise. Close your eyes (okay, I mean, don’t close your eyes because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this…but go with me here). Picture in y...

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Only YOU Can Name Your Relationship Needs

The best way to get your relationship needs met is to name them. A recent fight I heard was about phone calls and the expectations about when to call. Often times we make assumptions based on the way we tend to behave. If you a...


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The Approval Trap

Are you a people pleaser? Are you a pushover? Do you tell little white lies to make people feel better? Do you ever mask the true gravity of a situation to avoid dealing with the consequences? If so, then you might be in an ...

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Olympic Training Tips

  Lessons from Olympians – they’re infinite, really. These individuals are the most well-trained, disciplined, dedicated athletes in the world. So it’s almost insulting to compare ourselves to them in any...

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Tips for Multitasking Successfully

You may have heard recently that busy mom and fashion maven Victoria Beckham admitted that she once drove her kids to school…..missing one child! We’ve all been there. Think of what she was doing. Probably getting b...


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How to Make Your Birthday Sparkle

Summer birthdays are the best (in my opinion) and my summer seems to be jam-packed with them. In celebrating my own and others, conversations about birthdays have been prevalent.  I’ve learned about how some people love thei...