Generosity: A Tricky Business

It’s the holiday season, and often we’re inclined to be more generous this time of year. We give gifts to express our love and gratitude to those we care about and those we do business with. We even give to perfect strangers. It’s a great feeling to be on the receiving end of generosity, but … More Generosity: A Tricky Business

Your Christmas Gift This Year

It may be like spitting on a forest fire this holiday season to avoid the consumer/gift/holiday shopping traps that marketing and social expectations heap on us. All I can say about this is to be aware of the persuasive impact of advertising, be reasonable in your gift purchases, and make sure to buttress the consumerism … More Your Christmas Gift This Year

The Hindu Way To Wealth – A Recent Conversation

I recently had a conversation with my anonymous friend “Mahesh”. We collaborated on the book “The Hindu Way To Wealth“, in which I spoke with him about the fundamentals and philosophy of his culture’s perspective on wealth. He’s made a lot of money, and seems to do exactly the opposite of what I recommend in … More The Hindu Way To Wealth – A Recent Conversation

The Random Routine

An acquaintance from Boston was visiting Paris last week. We had lunch at a crowded cafe, ironically populated with a number of Americans, and got to know each other better. He’d read The Old Money Book and The Old Money Guide To Marriage and shared his thoughts about the two.¬†We discussed traditional values and the … More The Random Routine