In this digital age when over-sharing is de rigueur, I think it’s important to revisit from time to time the concept of keeping a secret. Privacy, which is a Core Value of Old Money, is a general concept. Keeping a secret is a specific, tangible choice. The difference between the two makes the latter worth … More The Importance of Keeping a Secret
I’m very proud to announce the release of Rica de Cuna, Mujer Nueva, the Spanish language edition of Old Money, New Woman. It’s available now on Amazon in ebook and paperback formats, as well as the luxurious hardcover edition. I have to express my eternal gratitude to our translator, Diana Casòliba Bonache, who did a … More Old Money, New Woman…Now in Spanish!
I recently received great news: Peri, the daughter and granddaughter of our dear friends Mo and Lark, has recently been accepted to Bard College. She’ll begin classes there this fall, and we are all delighted. Congratulations are in order for Mom, Lark, and certainly for Peri. A lot of collective effort went into the realization … More A Note of Congratulations to the Bard College Freshman
One of our community members, Chris, recently asked about purchasing automobiles. My philosophy has always been to purchase used cars, not new, that have been owned by only one person who has all books and maintenance records, and has never been in an accident. I also take a hard, objective look at the owner of … More Auto Pilot
The thing that we always remember, and are often reminded of, is that we’ve had every advantage: solid family environment, access to healthcare and education, travel, a support system of teachers, friends, and a social network, all contributing to a pretty constructive childhood and adolescence. So to brag about your accomplishments is a little gauche. … More Old Money: In Their Own Words
I had breakfast the other day with a friend of a friend. His family has managed an inheritance pretty well for the past two generations, and he’d been steered to the Old Money Book blog. While he freely admits he barely graduated from college (he liked to party), he’s now a successful real estate developer, … More The Custodian Mindset
A neighbor and I had an across-the-hedge chat the other day. He’s a little more prominent than I am (which isn’t saying much…but still). He was lamenting the fact that people approach him regularly and want to know what the “Secrets of the Upper Class” are. Most often, he says, they want to know the … More Upper Class Secret: Delayed Gratification