Edith Wharton was born into wealth and privilege. Her father, George Frederic Jones, was a descendant of the Jones family, as in, “keeping up with the Joneses.” Yes, those Joneses. She married well, and, if she’d been an ordinary woman of her time (she was born in 1862 and died in 1937), she would have … More Old Money Gal: Edith Wharton
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Many people buy The Old Money Book in order to learn how to spend less money and still live well, and that’s great. A large part of the book is about being smart with your money. But there’s one aspect of the Old Money philosophy that may require readers to seemingly spend more, and that … More Diet and Health: Spending More Will Cost Less
Cleveland Amory was the quintessential OMG. Born into an established Boston family in 1917, he attended Harvard and was president of the Harvard Crimson (the school’s newspaper). After graduation became the youngest editor ever of The Saturday Evening Post. During his professional career, he wrote novels, satire, social commentary, and appeared regularly on NBC’s Today … More Old Money Guy: Cleveland Amory
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An essential part of living an Old Money life is giving a portion of what you earn to charity. Ten percent to the church, synagogue, or mosque of one’s choice is a good start, but it’s just a start. That might seem like a cavalier statement to make as most of the country is still … More Charity Begins Next Door
As we all know, the economy has been in the pits for a half-decade now, and while the media likes to paint a picture of things generally improving, jobs and confidence remain shaky propositions. In response to unemployment and underemployment of family breadwinners and their adult children, households naturally look for a way to live … More The Importance of An Overall Philosophy