Conversation From The Twilight Zone

“Bonjour.” “Bonjour.” “J’adore votre ensemble. C’est tres elegant.” “Merci beaucoup.” “Vous habitez a Paris?” “Oui.” “Un Parisien, tres bien!” “Non, je suis americain.” “Oh, okay. Hi. Me, too. I’m visiting for Fashion Week.” “That must be interesting.” “It is. There’s so much going on. I was just wandering about your outfit. It’s so retro.” “Thank … More Conversation From The Twilight Zone

Are You Ready for a Downturn?

Financial analysts and newspaper headlines are warning about another recession. It’s been awhile–over 10 years in fact–since the economy suddenly contracted and left many Americans of all income levels in no small amount of pain. It was 2007. The stock market tanked. Unemployment spiked. Homes were lost. Portfolios ravaged. Many people were forced to rethink … More Are You Ready for a Downturn?

Exemplars: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Continuing our year of honoring extraordinary women, today we remember Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In addition to the entry that appears in Old Money, New Woman below, she’ll be remembered for raising two very fine children. Happy Birthday, Ms. Kennedy. After attending Vassar, the Sorbonne, and George Washington University, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis landed her first … More Exemplars: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Old Money and Improve Her Health: The Book List

I’m delighted to have Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life included in Eve O’Rourke’s Book List on the Improve Her Health website. Please take a moment to visit the site and browse the list Eve’s compiled on The Most Invaluable Self-Help Books for Women. Thank you, Eve. And thank … More Old Money and Improve Her Health: The Book List

Old Money, New Woman: Now on Audible

I’m pleased to announce the audiobook release of Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life. The production of the audiobook took time: this was the biggest Old Money title thus far and the most linguistically demanding. Medical and scientific terms, as well as a few French phrases, took their toll … More Old Money, New Woman: Now on Audible

Parisian Profile: Bernard-Henri Levy

I’m not sure America really has an equivalent to Bernard-Henri Levy, the French philosopher, intellectual, author and all-round media personality. I’ve asked Parisians about him: none are lukewarm in their opinions. It’s love him or hate him for BHL. He writes books, opines on almost anything relevant in French or world politics, takes controversial positions … More Parisian Profile: Bernard-Henri Levy

A Note of Thanks, Again

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who purchased the book and wrote a review for Old Money, New Woman on Amazon. The flood of contributions have had unintended consequences, however. Amazon detected (or their algorithm detected) an unusual amount of reviews coming in and blocked publication of the reviews. I contacted Amazon about … More A Note of Thanks, Again

Old Money, New Woman: Appreciation

Your response to the release of my latest book, “Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life” has been heartwarming and inspiring. Thank you. I hope you all find the book a great read. I’m always honored and often humbled when I receive notes from readers who not only enjoy my … More Old Money, New Woman: Appreciation

Old Money: In Their Own Words

We don’t advertise. Those were the words engraved into my brain as a child and young man. We enjoy our money and accomplishments in private, and we endure our hardships in private, too. If you’re doing well, not many people really want to know. If you’re not doing well, not many people really want to … More Old Money: In Their Own Words