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Molly Triffin

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Molly Triffin worked at Cosmopolitan for eight years, where, as features director, she wrote about everything from wrongfully convicted prisoners to dangerous plastic surgery trends, and also supervised special projects and events. She had a glass-walled office overlooking the Hudson River, spent way too much money on way too tall shoes, and went out nearly every night of the week to places teeming with nerdy glasses and PBR.

Two years ago, her life transformed when she moved with her ski addict husband to Stowe, Vermont. Now, considering she writes freelance pieces from a pine-paneled office overlooking Mt. Mansfield, stops for every single pedestrian, and knows the best way to stack wood (criss-crossed with a few inches of space between each log), she’s nearly adjusted to life in the land of golden retrievers and Subarus…of which she has both.

6 Fascinating Mind Tricks That Help You Save Money

Putting money aside seems pretty straightforward. But seeing as the average personal-savings rate is just 5.7 percent (compared to 11 percent two decades ago), it’s definitely easier said than done. “We like to think of ourselves as rational when...

Skimp or Splurge: Our Top Picks for Toasting the End of Summer

Summer’s almost over, but that’s no reason not to enjoy this last long weekend and celebrate the unofficial end to the season. And what’s a party without a few summery libations? “Even though beverages are often an afterthought to the food,...

25 Women to Honor on National Women’s Equality Day

It’s hard to believe that less than a hundred years ago, women couldn’t vote, rarely attended college and were even unable to purchase birth control. Now, we’re kicking ass in so many realms: Women outnumber and outperform men in college and grad...

Are You Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Success?

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a frustrating — though ultimately fruitful — job experience. When her boss went on maternity leave, she assumed the majority of her workload in the interim, and handled all the new tasks with skill...

Why FOMO and YOLO Are Keeping You From Getting Rich

You don’t have cash to burn, so you pass up a night out on the town with friends…but feel pangs of remorse when you see a slew of Facebook posts and tweets like: Best. Night. Ever! and Partying like a rock star with my girls tonite! #lovinglife...

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity?

Several years ago, a friend of mine admitted she had a bank account her husband didn’t know about so that she could spend from her secret stash on the sly. And recently, an acquaintance who owns a luxury jewelry store revealed to me that some of...

Meet 6 Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the World

CEOs are frequently seen as profit-driven with a laser-beam focus on the bottom line. But many female entrepreneurs have another goal in mind: According to a University of Cincinnati study, women are more likely than men to use business as a...

My Savings Changed My Life: 7 True Stories

We know you’ve probably heard this mantra drilled into your brain over and over: One of the smartest financial moves you can make is to save money in an emergency fund. But despite all the airplay, many people still aren’t on board. According to...

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