• Old Money, New Woman

  • How to Manage Your Money and Your Life
  • By: Byron Tully
  • Narrated by: Beth Kesler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Old Money, New Woman, author Byron Tully provides powerful insights and wit-soaked wisdom to help you make the most of your money and improve the quality of your life.

Revealing eight "old money secrets" for women, the author shares time-tested tips and step-by-step strategies used by the women of America's upper class, generation after generation. 

From education and etiquette to cosmetics and clothing, this must-listen book details the coveted, rarely-discussed fundamentals that any woman can use to achieve financial independence, discover her personal style, and make the most of every opportunity. Exercises will help you understand where you are in life, improve your decision-making process, and identify illusions that may be holding you back. And that's just the beginning....

The author also profiles "Exemplars", women who made extraordinary contributions to our world and culture, including: Coco Chanel, the French fashion icon who made her career comeback at the age of 73; Madame Curie, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered and harnessed X-ray technology; and Princess Diana, whose charisma and will brought global attention to the AIDS epidemic. Included as well is a celebration of "First Ladies", trailblazers who were the first women to accomplish great things in science, politics, sports, and business. 

With 18 chapters full of eye-opening information and life-changing inspiration, Old Money, New Woman is an audiobook and a guidebook - a "life manual" packed with effective tools, enlightening examples, and soul-searching questions only you can answer - all with one goal in mind: to help you make it in the modern world.

©2018 Byron G Tully (P)2019 Byron G Tully

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An insightful read

Overall, this book is a great mix of how-to and why. It gives very insightful information about the paths of great intellectuals that happen to be women. It also guides you on the start of your path to become an icon like these women.

The performance wasn’t bad but it’s wasn’t spectacular either. There are times where the speaker is unintelligible, maybe due to mispronunciations. But for the most part, I enjoy having a woman narrate this book, as it helps drive home the points.

The advice in the book is priceless, from the “children when you’re ready” talk down to the quality of clothing you should buy when starting out.

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White Feminism pushed by a White Man lol

Byron keeps saying "limited world view" referring to readers as if they are he is the one with a wide world view. LOL.
If you want to live a life of privileged mediocrity with boring lives, fueled by white feminism, this is for you. This is the life of stiff lame parties where no one can be themselves or have a soul.
The only thing Byron forgot to mention with his tips is that you will divorce mid-life because your man will either wake the f up or get fed up with your selfishness. Your kid will also hate you for being a narcissistic mom that was never there for them even if you chose to be a "stay at home mom" after your little bought with a career because you will always put yourself first, and your friends will be superficial, just for social climbing sake. Good luck climbing the social ladder for a "better life". LOL.

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Light read

Overall good points for someone who is truly wanting to revamp themselves as a lady of society, with poise and pursue personal achievements. Ultimately, I found the section towards the end most interesting learning about female exemplars. The reader voice is very robotic, it would’ve been a more pleasant experience with a real voice.

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a man advising his daughter on how to life

I was quite biased against the book because of the negative reviews. I thought I could always return it if I found it was giving bad advices. Unexpectedly, I really enjoyed this book. In fact, I believe that I will be listening to it many more times in the future.

Education, and the opportunities it provides, career moves, how to prioritize our finances, shopping habits, personal grooming, deportment, poise and many more.

Here are a few of my takeaways-
The author starts the book by explaining that most old money women follow a pretty well defined path. He explains the motivations behind this choice, encouraging the reader to do the same. I really liked this part, if a system is already working, why waste energy on finding a new one!
The author views parenthood as a responsibility, he explains that women are usually the primary care givers, so it might (will) have a huge impact on our lives. Therefore, it must be properly planned.
He advocates for education, not just for you, also for your children and grandchildren. Cut costs on other areas in order to get the best education. This portion made me feel like I was listening to my own father.
He suggests buying good quality only, and discourages impulse purchases. Essentially, "I am too poor to buy cheap" (paraphrasing).
Instead of spending, prioritize investing. Financial independence - he spends a good portion of the book discussing this.

The author is not a fan of tattoos. If you feel very strongly about it, you might not like what he has to say about it.

Overall, this book is a like a cheat sheet on strategies for a good life. I will gift this to my nieces when they become teens.