Life After Five
Saving Money

4 Creative Money-Saving Tips

  It seems everywhere we turn these days we find a story about how to save money. I bite every time, only to find that most of the ideas shared (take your lunch to work, trade your car in for a less expensive model, shop t...

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STAY ON THE PATH: Healthy Choices to Feel Better

I am afraid of the world today. Despite a full day of work in front of me, all I want to do is stay indoors, rock some baggy sweatpants, and eat comfort food.  Sound familiar?  It happens to us all.  Maybe it’s hormones, m...


A Career Girl Guide to Being Neat

I have never thought of myself as a tidy person. As I sit here typing this, I am looking at a dining table covered in things that need to be put away (birthday gifts, Christmas decorations, and mail, mostly). I painted my bedro...

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4 Strategies for Handling Tough Decisions

Ever had to make a really tough decision? Maybe you were deciding between schools or jobs, or whether or not to quit either one in favor of another venture. Or perhaps it had to do with a relationship – hours were spent mulli...

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2013 Must Reads

To honor a yearly tradition, the time has come to sit down and review the Must Reads of 2013. From laugh out loud hilarity to game changing vulnerability, you’ll get a peek into what’s been gracing my bookshelves (yes, I st...

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How CrossFit (Almost) Crushed My Spirit

Almost….I’m not not down for the count yet, but I was sorely tested yesterday. (No pun intended.)  Afterward, while I laid in a defeated heap on the verge of tears, I contemplated my situation. What was the real issue?...

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Why Cyber Monday Trumps Black Friday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Struck out on Black Friday? Don’t worry, your favorite online retailers are getting their sale on tomorrow for “Cyber Monday.” Learn more about it with the infographic below:


Stick to Your Holiday Gift Budget

  It’s almost here – the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Right after Black Friday comes December, my favorite month. Despite the cold, snow and lack of sunshine, I love December because that’s when I wa...


Skip the Door Busting Lines and Go for “Small Business Saturday”

This Thanksgiving, skip the door buster lines on Thursday night and Friday morning, and do your part to help small businesses on “Small Business Saturday.” Learn more with the infographic below:


The #1 Tool For Stress

                    The holidays are upon us. As we slip out of work and into our seats around the feast filled table (and maybe into sweatpants after that), gratitude is the th...