Issues With Authority

As many of you probably know, I’m the author of The Old Money Book, and a fairly vocal proponent of financial independence, family, the work ethic, and generally what many would consider “traditional values”.  I think a healthy marriage and living within your means are good ideas. I don’t care for conspicuous consumption. In a … More Issues With Authority

Old Money: The Rewards Program

  Double espresso in the library of The Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona, Spain. In a previous life, the building was the home and factory for family-owned textile company. Now a 6 story boutique luxury hotel, the first floor library still retains the original ornate, 150 year old wood carved ceiling, replete with an original fresco. … More Old Money: The Rewards Program

Old Money Considers: Buying a Single Family Residence

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had several comments and questions (on the blog and on my personal email) about purchasing a single family residence. In the past, I’ve made my position clear. To summarize, I encourage everyone to think long and hard about taking on a mortgage for a piece of property that doesn’t … More Old Money Considers: Buying a Single Family Residence

Shelley Offers Some Perspective

The great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley penned a sonnet in the early 1800’s, “Ozymandias”, a tribute to stone pieces of antiquity that was due to arrive in London from afar. The best remembered line in the poem is “Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”, an engraved quote on a pedestal, now, centuries later, … More Shelley Offers Some Perspective