At a cafe in the gold-plated first arrondissement, the expatriate writer perched at the corner of the cafe counter. At a right angle from him sat the Parisian. The Parisian and the expatriate had always nodded, but, not unusual for cafe life, had never introduced themselves. The Parisian always looked like he’d slept in his … More Go Day
Journalist Geoff Williams spoke with a entrepreneurs, psychologists, wealth managers–and me–last week about when (and how) parents should stop giving their children money. His logic in wanting to speak with me was straightforward: Old Money families obviously know something about how to handle this issue, or there wouldn’t be any money left. He had some … More The Huffington Post Talks Old Money
I wanted to thank you all, again, for your support during the February release of Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life. The book is off to a strong start with great reviews. The promotional campaign is in full swing. I’ve recently returned from the U.S. where I made a … More Old Money, New Woman–Now Available At Barnes and Noble!
“I stay current. I read. I start conversations with people I don’t know. They may think I’m crazy, but it won’t be the first time, and I couldn’t care less. I’m old and I’m rich. The smart ones know they’re headed my way and try to pick up some good advice. “And I never hesitate … More Old Money, Old Age
The recent headlines surrounding the college admissions scandal that ensnared over 50 individuals, including Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman (and, by implication, her husband, Shameless actor William H. Macy), deserves comment here. I advocate for education on a regular basis in my books and on this blog. It’s the one, sure, true path to enlightenment, … More Desperate! Shameless!
I was recently asked to comment privately about the pros and cons of living in Europe. My wife and I have lived in Paris for the past five years, and the Inquiring Mind wanted to know about the relative merits of the experience. After sharing the information privately, I thought it might be a good … More Why Live in Paris?
Revenge is like drinking saltwater. – Byron Tully
One of the benefits of spending time in a country not your own is the realization that not everyone thinks they way you do. Of course, you immediately say to yourself, not everyone speaks the way I do. They speak, in this case, French. But to get day-in, day-out exposure to a completely different way … More French Thinking
Throughout the long and sometimes arduous process of writing, revising, assembling, and editing Old Money, New Woman, I was reminded of a key lesson I’ve learned in life…that I keep on learning. It is this: in order to minimize regrets, always do your best. Every time I was tempted to utter the words ‘good enough’, … More Lessons Learned
I received an email recently from a young man in Chicago. It reads, in part, as follows: I landed my dream job, right out of college. I’d just sprung for a new wardrobe, a new apartment, and a new (used) car. Still dealing with the student debt. I was really, really excited until, six weeks … More Old Money and Integrity