Where Does Greatness Lie?

Where does greatness lie? The answer is simple: in doing more for others than we do for ourselves. Throughout history, the measure of greatness, in its fullest and most enduring definition, is constant: it is the scale, scope, and weight of contributions (not acquisitions or conquests) by women and men to their fellow human beings. … More Where Does Greatness Lie?

The Difference Between Etiquette and Manners

The salad fork and the soup spoon. The wine glass and the water glass. The napkin in your lap. All the rules and rituals of proper etiquette will certainly serve you well. Such knowledge is admittedly in short supply at present. More important, though, are manners, as it takes very little learning to master them, … More The Difference Between Etiquette and Manners

Old Money and The Children’s Checklist

I’ve been asked on several occasions to comment on the subject of raising children. We’ve addressed it on this blog in a couple of posts and it’s covered in The Old Money Guide To Marriage to some extent. However, I don’t think too much can be said about the challenges of raising children and how … More Old Money and The Children’s Checklist

Second Opinion: The Financial Windfall

Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a few emails from friends and readers of the blog about how to handle a financial windfall. A few were simply curious. A couple were actually facing the situation and needed grounded and impartial advice. In The Old Money Book, I proposed, after an initial consultation wth a … More Second Opinion: The Financial Windfall

Enduring Institutions

There’s something to be said for institutions that stand the test of time. Perhaps not the most important, but certainly worth noting is the traditional clothing store. If you live in a metropolitan area, you probably are familiar with one, maybe more. They have common characteristics: they tend to be individually owned, sometimes by a … More Enduring Institutions