You’re sitting in a cafe. Maybe it’s in Boston or New York, Charleston or San Francisco, Mumbai or London. The man sitting next to you is dressed, even if he is not “dressed up.” His shirt is clean and has a collar. His jacket fits. He’s wearing long pants that may not be denim and … More What’s in Your Wallet? Old Money, Of Course
Here’s an entertaining and informative article from the New York Times about Old Money and New Money on Nantucket. Though it was first published in 2005, the Old Money values and attitudes expressed by some of those interviewed in the article remain the same: don’t talk about your wealth, don’t build ostentatious houses, don’t show … More Nantucket: The Old and The New
As a few of regular followers of this blog may have read, I recently received a comment from J. Lynn. She inquired as follows: “We are retired, downsizing and buying a villa. The villa needs updating. I have read your book 3 times and follow your blog, yet old habits die hard. I’m struggling to … More Comment and Reply Update for J Lynn
I received a phone call the other night from a friend who had just read The Old Money Book. She’s in her mid-20s and doing very well career-wise. She’s also living the life: nice new car, nice new clothes, out for drinks a couple of nights a week, and a long weekend to somewhere out … More Why Live Like Old Money?
‘Style’ is a term that’s thrown around a lot these days. Tastes vary, but we can all agree that, most of the time, we know it when we see it: someone has an elegance or ease with dressing well, and wearing it well. And that’s great. I love to see well-dressed people who have manners, … More The Old Money Definition of Style
In the photo above, the late, legendary actor displays some very Old Money habits: 1. Wearing a button down collar shirt. 2. Wearing penny loafers. 3. Not taking himself too seriously. Not pictured is the legacy he left with his Newman’s Own Foundation, which is funded by sales of the spaghetti sauce company he founded. … More Paul Newman, Old Money Style
You think that when you become an OMG (Old Money Guy or Old Money Gal) that all your problems would vanish. Sadly, such is not the case. Life still presents its challenges. Listed below are a few Old Money problems. (I know, it’s awful.) 1. You receive a huge financial windfall, decide to buy a … More Old Money Problems