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

  • Secrets of America's Upper Class
  • By: Byron Tully
  • Narrated by: Moe Egan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (244 ratings)

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

By: Byron Tully
Narrated by: Moe Egan
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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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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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Funny, precise and inspiring!

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

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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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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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Horrific Narration for a Wonderful Book

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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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Enlightening

Enlightening for someone who grew up in the lower class and lived on the public system and always wanted to understand upper class principles and values.

Narration is horrible but worth The listen for the content.

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Mostly common sense with a few gems

Not really about old money but a few interesting points and lessons. The narrator unfortunately sounds very robotic, I did find setting the speed to 0.9x helped considerably making me think it must have been something done in post recording.

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Working hard for The Old Money

A lot of very classic ideas that everyone knows , but never follow. True wealth includes a bit of modesty. This books explains that and speaks openly about ways to keep the hard earned money. Anyone can get rich,staying rich is the challenge.

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Update time?

I wonder how differently this book would read if it were written in mid-2021? Much of the advice is still highly relevant even for those who are not ultra-wealthy. Good read. I blew through this in a single day.

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Wonderful

This book is a modern wonder, definitely extraordinary, I really enjoyed how simple but also deeply the concepts are

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  • Keneilwe
  • 10-23-21

Robotic Narration

The book is written like in a Conversational style, and is easy to read. The narration sounds robotic and challenging to listen to.

This is an excellent book which offers practical lessons!

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  • Daniel Shannon
  • 09-12-21

An Insightful Listen.

A great audio book for anyone seeking to increase their awareness of living, thinking and thriving like the wealthy.

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  • Cristina Llamas-Rey
  • 10-16-20

Brilliant

Great practical book and very enjoyable style. Better than I expected. Funny too. Highly recommend.

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  • Sandra McRitchie
  • 01-08-17

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.