The Hidden Irony Within The Old Money Life

At first glance, it’s easy for the casual passerby to label the Old Money way of life as ‘conservative’, in the financial and behavioral sense, and maybe half the time in the political sense, and ‘traditional’, in the sense of having long-held rituals and rules that rarely change, and change slowly if they do. The … More The Hidden Irony Within The Old Money Life

The Wristwatch Dilemma – An Updated Discussion

Stephan asked a question in the comments section a couple of weeks ago. I made a note to myself to respond and neglected to do so. My apologies, Stephan, and thank you for reminding me. Here’s Stephan’s question: Hi Byron, I have read the old money book recently and really appreciate it. I especially liked … More The Wristwatch Dilemma – An Updated Discussion

Old Money Style – An Update

In response to a couple of emails that I’ve received lately, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Old Money wardrobe, as it continues to be a topic that interests people. (Good.) That’s completely understandable, as the way people dress may be the most visible and obvious expression of their identity, … More Old Money Style – An Update

How To Act Like Old Money

According to my nephews and nieces in the states, this question is a popular one online. So I’ll offer an answer. Fair warning…it may not be what most people expect, as I’m not going to hold forth on oxford cloth button down shirts, penny loafers, or Volvo station wagons. These things are symptomatic of an … More How To Act Like Old Money

The Price of Democracy

There are a lot of things about democracy I don’t particularly care for. For one thing, people with opinions that differ from mine are too often given a voice, a vote, and even positions of power. Subsequently, I have to live with laws I don’t particularly like and tolerate public officials I don’t particularly care … More The Price of Democracy

The Price of Education: A Question for You

Derrick recently posed a question in the comments section that I feel is worthy of a post, and insights from the tribe. He asks which might be a better investment: to send a child to private prep school, or to pay for their college education so they graduate debt free? The assumption is that, as … More The Price of Education: A Question for You

The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide

With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully!) over, visitors are once again flooding to Paris. After almost two years of a dicey landscape for socializing–whether it’s from the other side of the room or on the other side of the world–the excitement of face-to-face conversation is palpable here, both for locals and for visitors. The … More The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide

The Importance of Order

In recent weeks, I’ve noticed what seems to be an increase in the vocal and sometimes violent disruption of school board meetings, political speeches, and other organized events. These protests are sometimes well-organized by groups of activists. More often, they seem unplanned and unhinged: personal issues and unrelated frustrations boil over into the public square, … More The Importance of Order

Is It Too Much To Ask…?

As most of our frequent readers know, I rarely ask members of this community for favors. Of course, I encourage everyone to adopt the Old Money way of life, prioritizing health, education, financial independence, modest/low-key living, etc. Thus far, I have chosen not to run ads on this site. It strikes me as a little … More Is It Too Much To Ask…?