Molly Triffin

Career, Savings and Spending Tips and Lifestyle Topics

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 Successful Women Share Their Morning Routines

What does your morning look like? Maybe it’s a whirlwind of showers, outfit changes, and lunchboxes as you get yourself and your little ones prepared for the day. Perhaps you start off on a soothing note — meditation, yoga, and tea. Or are you...

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

How to Create Equality in Your Relationship

Sure, we like flowers and jewelry just fine, but you know what would be really romantic this Valentine’s Day? A truly equal partnership. You know, where each person does his or her fair share of housework and parenting duties, and receives the...

The Surprise Costs of Getting Pregnant

With all the talk about how expensive it is to have a kid ($241,080 for the average U.S. family), many women don’t realize how much simply getting pregnant in the first place can affect your bottom line. “We think this is supposed to be the cheap...

Ditch the Uptalk — How to Make Your Voice Powerful

In an ideal world, career success would be based on meaningful factors like talent, original thinking, and performance. But in actuality, seemingly trivial influences exert a greater impact on how far ahead we get than we may think. Proof: Recent...

7 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Job

My sister is job hunting, and recently had an interview that went really well. The company called her for a second round, which she also aced, so the hiring manager invited her back for one last meeting with the entire team. But then, a couple of...

Why Narcissists Nail Job Interviews

The mind of a hiring manager can be tough to crack. They want a candidate who’s reliable, hardworking, a team player … and a narcissist? Recent research from the University of British Columbia found that narcissists are more successful in job...

4 Secrets to Kicking Ass at Work

You can probably think of plenty of qualities you need to be successful at work: focus, hard work, good relationships with co-workers, original thinking — the list goes on and on. But all of those attributes share a common, perhaps surprising,...

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