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The Old Money Book: How to Live Better While Spending Less

Secrets of America's Upper Class
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Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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The Old Money Book details how anyone from any background can adopt the values, priorities, and habits of America's upper class in order to live a richer life. This entertaining and informative work reveals for the first time, the core values that shape the discreet - but truly affluent - Old Money way of life. Author Byron Tully then details how old money does it, offering time-tested strategies about everything from clothes and cars to finances and furnishings. Whether you're just starting out or starting over, The Old Money Book shows you how you really can live better while spending less.

©2013 Byron Tully (P)2016 Byron Tully

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fresh start

the new definition of OMG old money guy/gal.. education, manners, conservative spending and clothing, thought out travel plans, second hand cars, discretion/privacy, carefully chosen media exposure, long term approach, healthy living, Old Money ubiquitous with long term money I think, I thought this book was written perhaps one hundred years ago it was actually published in 2014. "Tattoos? This book is not for you" :) thank you dear brother for recommending this one and Byron Tully for sharing your thoughts. challenging at times because reminded me of poor decisions I'd made at times.

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  • Alexey Bulankov
  • 23-05-2017

Subpar.

" use a condom" , " don't go to a financial planner ", " download a template of your will from the internet" and other asinine gems .

As someone who works with " Old money" for living , I would not recommend this book .

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  • BarLee
  • 16-10-2018

Horrific Narration for a Wonderful Book

Rating 2/5 Audible Edition

The book "Old Money.." is rather a classic and like most classics contains a large amount of common knowledge/sense. However, it is amazing how often we need to 'hear' what we already know in order to make a change or take action in our lives. The writing by Byron Tully is wonderfully organized and to the point. A lot of it the reader already knows and some of it may surprise.

I already owned the Kindle version of this book and decided on a whim to buy the Audible version. Ugh... I really wished I hadn't. The narrator either is or just sounds like a robot. The narration was so inhuman and abrupt that I constantly lost focus on the book. The narration was literally shudder inducing for me! It has to be the single worst narration of an audio book I have ever heard.

I highly recommend the Kindle version but I do not recommend the Audible version at all.

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  • Talha Mukhtar
  • 13-06-2017

Good for those starting out or starting over

This book offers a cursory overview of certain quintessentially American values that act as a laudable strategy for dealing with challenges in 21st century life. It is not by any means comprehensive, and should not be expected to be so. It is also not a "get-rich-quick" book, or even a "get-rich-slowly" book. It is a book that educates one on the basics of how to make those decisions that will lead to a manageable, comfortable, and enjoyable life; as well as how to avoid those decisions that would lead to the opposite. There were some minor problems in narration, but by the time one is a quarter of the way through the audiobook, she will be thoroughly invested in the remaining three quarters.

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  • Coco
  • 08-10-2018

Common sense

Nothing really special. A lot of common sense. Some stores are felt dated. The narrator sounds like a bot.

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  • Yana
  • 01-08-2016

Funny, precise and inspiring!

The most motivating (in saving money) book! Reevaluated my values. No water. Ironic and humorous.

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  • Piscesmajik20
  • 30-04-2019

it's a book about manners

You could get most of same advise from a book about manners. The part about getting your family's permission to marry was annoying, but, unfortunately true.