Is Spending Patriotic?

David, a long-time contributor to the blog, recently raised an issue in a private email that I thought warranted discussion. When is it ‘patriotic’ (or at least in the public interest) to intentionally spend money in order to help revive the economy? President Bush encouraged Americans to ‘go out and spend’ in order to get … More Is Spending Patriotic?

Your Wristwatch: Telling More Than Just The Time

I’ve written before about appropriate, tasteful, and reasonably priced wristwatches, singling out the stainless steel Rolex and the Cartier tank watch as perennial favorites of mine. Preowned models in good condition can be purchased from reputable dealers in the range of 2000 to 6000 dollars. Not inexpensive, but not ridiculous for a lifetime investment. As … More Your Wristwatch: Telling More Than Just The Time

Old Money Essential: L.L. Bean

We promised to spotlight a few worthy vendors whose products and services are in line with Old Money Values. With that in mind, every OMG (Old Money Guy/Old Money Gal) should be familiar with L.L. Bean. In business for more than 100 years, the Freeport, Maine, based company sells quality apparel for men and women … More Old Money Essential: L.L. Bean

Shine A Light This Black Friday with Heifer International

Every year at this time, retail establishments are touting Black Friday sales at the top of their advertising lungs. Consumers may or may not respond with the expected volume of purchasing, but the whole concept should, by now, be a little stale for anyone over the age of ten. There’s the fatigue of trying to … More Shine A Light This Black Friday with Heifer International

The Old Money Windfall

We talk about the concepts of Old Money constantly on this site, but there’s nothing like real world encounters to make the concepts come to life. In this case, the real world encounter is with an OMG (Old Money Guy) I know who recently sold his company and experienced a substantial financial windfall as a … More The Old Money Windfall

The True Value of a Gift

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