How To Address a Retail Addiction

In The Old Money Book, I talk about the importance of prioritizing Financial Independence: stacking up savings and investments before spending money on consumer products. Of course, this is not always easy. The cost of living seems to outpace salary increases. Kids need braces on their teeth. Automobiles need repairs. Houses need maintenance. Uncle Sam … More How To Address a Retail Addiction

Old Money Travel: Why Paris May Be Your Best Travel Destination Post-COVID

Today marks the French government’s official ‘open for tourist business’ day, as the country welcomes vaccinated Americans to its shores beginning June 9th. My understanding of the process is that US travelers can present proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of their flight at the boarding gate and, … More Old Money Travel: Why Paris May Be Your Best Travel Destination Post-COVID

‘Old Money’ Requires Money

As you probably know, The Old Money Book and the other Old Money titles I’ve written often address how America’s Upper Class behave in terms of manners, dress, spending, and lifestyle. I’ve detailed how anyone from any background can adopt these values, priorities, and habits in order to live a richer life. I’ve touched upon … More ‘Old Money’ Requires Money

The Aristocrat’s Role

“To be an aristocrat is to be completely fearless. Not reckless, not self-destructive. You must face what comes. Address things as they are. Live life as you find it and make it what you want.” “Know your place. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not, a ‘friend of the common man’. I’m not a friend … More The Aristocrat’s Role

Old Money vs. New Money – Making An Impression

Impressions are important to us as humans. We determine whether something or someone is desirable or dangerous to us. When we meet people, we sometimes quickly decide whether or not we’re going to have things in common, become friends, or part ways quickly. First impressions, as we all know, weigh heavily, but perhaps too heavily … More Old Money vs. New Money – Making An Impression

The Queen’s List

With the recent passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, I feel like we’ve lost one half of a team that represented a way of life–namely duty–for an entire generation of people all around the world. The lyrics to that lovely Joni Mitchell song… ‘you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’ echo in … More The Queen’s List

Old Money vs. New Money – Lifestyle Creep

First, my apologies for the delay in posting over the past two weeks. I’ve been working on a new book as well as dealing with some family business. A close friend here in the neighborhood had surgery, as well, and my wife and I have literally been his right hand for a period of time … More Old Money vs. New Money – Lifestyle Creep

Old Money vs. New Money: The Perspective

About a month ago, I had a long distance conversation with an acquaintance who was curious to know–among many other things–the ‘one thing’ that Old Money has that New Money doesn’t. I had to think for a long moment. So long, in fact, that the person I was speaking to thought the phone call had … More Old Money vs. New Money: The Perspective