It’s been quite a year. And it’s the holiday time. What a better moment to articulate the things that have really irritated, aggravated, and annoyed Old Money Guys and Gals (OMGs) the last twelve months. So pour yourself a strong one, put your feet up, and grumble along with me as we detail The Top … More Top Ten Old Money Pet Peeves
Unless we’re born into very fortunate circumstances and manage to make great decisions at every phase of our lives and manage, let’s face it, to be incredibly just plain lucky, we’re going to have to make some sacrifices at some point. These can be choices about education, career, family, health, but there’s one thing that’s … More When Will You Pay the Price?
You may have already felt it and been unable to put your finger on it. Or you may have felt it and knew exactly what it was. You probably feel powerless to do anything about it, even as it impacts your life, and the lives of those you care about enormously. It’s inflation. It’s your … More Old Money and Inflation
There are numerous magazines, websites, books, and blogs that offer up advice on how to dress. Very few of them tell you why to dress. In The Old Money Book, I do. The first reason you dress is because very few people look good naked, and, secondly, we have laws against taking that kind of … More How To Dress…And Why
Many of us are going to brave the malls and the crowds and the chaos soon in search of the perfect holiday gift for someone special. We’re going to rack our brains–especially us men–in order to conjure up that perfect, awe-inspiring material thing that says it all to the one who means everything to us. … More The True Value of a Gift
A very small percentage of people who have come to America over the past 200 plus years hit the shore with a substantial amount of money in hand. If it was good back home, why leave for the unknown? No, most of our ancestors came over because things were bad in the homeland. A strong … More It’s All About Choices – Part 2
The clothes you wear communicate. They communicate to other people before you say a word. So what are you saying when you dress like Old Money? You’re saying that you’ve placed your priorities elsewhere: you’re not following the latest trend; you’re not spending your money on clothing that will look silly in a year, and … More The Anti-Fashion Statement
China’s blazing economic growth over the last decade has created a newly minted millionaire (and billionaire) class eager to live the good life. This has led to an influx of luxury retail brands, five-star hotels, gourmet restaurants, and over-the-top nightclubs ready to cater to the parvenue who’ve just hit it big in manufacturing, construction, whatever. Private … More New Money Gets Old in China: The Institute Sarita
So you’ve bought a copy of The Old Money Book. You’ve assessed your personal situation and have begun to implement the principle of living better while spending less. You’re trying to shop less often, purchase better quality products, and save money. But for some reason, you still find yourself buying things you don’t really need, … More Advertising Works: So What Do We Do About It?
More than a few people think that Old Money is all button-down collar oxford shirts, khakis, and investment banking. There is a lot of that, but Old Money also includes some people who don’t exactly fit the country club mold. Take Isaac Burton Tigrett II, for example. Isaac was born in Jackson, Tennessee, scion to … More Old Money Profile: Isaac Tigrett