New Year’s Resolution: Less Distractions

One of the more enlightened comments I’ve heard recently came from a young man who had just been immersed into an Old Money environment. He’s currently a college student, and he just started dating a young lady. They reached the ‘meet the parents’ stage in their relationship and took a long weekend to go to … More New Year’s Resolution: Less Distractions

What Nobody Ever Told Me About Career Choices

One of the blessings of being on the planet for an extended period of time is that it affords perspective. In that sense, I pity the young: they can’t look back very far. Many of us hope to offer our insights and experiences to the chronologically challenged. As I may have said before, we want … More What Nobody Ever Told Me About Career Choices

Old Money: Abigail Disney Speaks Out

One of our readers, C.V., recently sent me links to two articles that I think are quite timely.  One, written by documentary filmmaker and entertainment dynasty scion, Abigail Disney, is below. It’s enlightening, thought-provoking…and succinct. Read it HERE. Ms. Disney writes with refreshing candor and rare self-awareness. She presents a chessboard of competing agendas–some psychological, … More Old Money: Abigail Disney Speaks Out

Old Money: Reinventing the Fundamentals

As Paris reopens, I encounter more people from abroad. It’s refreshing for the most part, but tinged with a little dread: summer is here. Tourists are here, but hardly in the numbers of years past. Yes, I’m happy the pandemic has subsided. Still there is that sigh, that ennui that is so French: the interlude … More Old Money: Reinventing the Fundamentals

‘Old Money’ Requires Money

As you probably know, The Old Money Book and the other Old Money titles I’ve written often address how America’s Upper Class behave in terms of manners, dress, spending, and lifestyle. I’ve detailed how anyone from any background can adopt these values, priorities, and habits in order to live a richer life. I’ve touched upon … More ‘Old Money’ Requires Money

Old Money vs. New Money – Making An Impression

Impressions are important to us as humans. We determine whether something or someone is desirable or dangerous to us. When we meet people, we sometimes quickly decide whether or not we’re going to have things in common, become friends, or part ways quickly. First impressions, as we all know, weigh heavily, but perhaps too heavily … More Old Money vs. New Money – Making An Impression

Old Money vs. New Money – The Attitude

One of the most important behavioral markers for Old Money individuals and families is their attitude…or lack thereof. Old Money is many times noticed by what it is not: loud, arrogant, obnoxious, or  condescending, to name just a few. The logical reasons for such behavior are obvious but worth noting. First, when you’ve come from … More Old Money vs. New Money – The Attitude

Paris Lockdown 3.0, Covid Vaccines, and Aging Parents

3.0…or was it? Saturday marked the commencement of the third lockdown Paris has experienced in the last year. The first one started, if you can believe it, on March 17, 2020 and lasted until Mid May. If my confinement-impaired memory serves me (somewhat) correctly, October saw our 2nd lockdown. And now, 12 months later, we … More Paris Lockdown 3.0, Covid Vaccines, and Aging Parents