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Terri Trespicio

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Terri Trespicio is the VP of Business & Talent Development for 2 Market Media, where she teaches everyone from high-profile talent to media newbies how to communicate their ideas powerfully and effectively. Former senior editor at Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Terri is a lifestyle and relationship expert who contributes regularly local and national media, and has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, and Anderson Cooper. She hosted a live, daily call-in show for the Martha brand on Sirius XM radio for several years. She's a content strategist and writer who has contributed to Jezebel, Prevention, Marie Claire, The Date Report, Your Tango, and Boston Common magazine, among others. She lives in Manhattan. Visit her at territrespicio.com and @TerriT on Twitter.

What’s More Important Than Your Job? Your Network

When I was headed off to my freshman year at Boston College, my Uncle Bob gave me this piece of advice: “Don’t make friends too quickly.” Bob, a priest and professor who had been teaching theology to freshman at the University of Scranton for...

Why I’ll Never Let Love Trump Money Again

There’s a real liability in doing work you love: You may have a harder time getting paid for it. Not because of the nature of the work itself, necessarily, but because you’ve been sold a bill of goods: that the pleasure you derive from your work...

Cash Is Crass: It’s a Gift, Not a Fees Transaction!

I don’t give cash. Gift cards? Yes. Pre-loaded cash and gift cards? Yes. But I don’t believe cold, hard, out-of-the-ATM cash is a thoughtful gift. It’s the opposite. I used to give cash to the doormen in my building, every holiday, but it just...

You Show Me Yours, and I’ll Show You Mine

I don’t mince words. Never have. And trust me, it doesn’t always work in my favor. But while I can be quick and abrupt, I also waste no time with small talk. I’m willing to lay it all out early on, and if you do too, we’ll likely hit it off.  The...

The Joy of Financial Foreplay

Simply put, I like to look. I once stalked designer wallets for a month before I bid on one on eBay (and got it!). I started looking at furniture for my New York City apartment weeks before I’d moved there or even met a realtor. I’m currently in...

Love and Lending: A Romantic Tale with a Bottom Line

Against all the advice I’ve ever heard about money and relationships, I lent $1,200 to my boyfriend. Not all at once, but in three chunks over a two-month period. It was an astonishingly easy decision for me to make. In fact, it was harder for...

Who, What and How Much: Your 2013 Holiday Tipping Guide

During the season of giving, it’s ironic that holiday tipping creates such consternation. What should I give? How much? To whom? What if I mess up by giving cash when I should’ve given cookies, or vice versa? Oy.   “Holiday tipping is fraught...

What I Gained From Losing in Las Vegas

The first time I hit roulette on the nose — red 23 — I hadn’t even been looking at the wheel or where the ball landed. I never assumed I’d win. And most times, I was right. But then I hit it. Then a few minutes later, I hit it again — this time...

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