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Old 12-01-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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My coworker obsesses over the whole old money vs new money thing even tho she claims to be from old money herself. honestly i think she is a social climber who use to be a groupie. I dont believe in that whole thing honestly. Thete are newly rich people who are frugal and there are generational rich people who live beyond their means but happens to inherit enough to pass on debt to the next generation
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Old money, new money... spends just the same.
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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I've been around a lot of people with a lot of money -- both old and new -- and I've never known an "old money" person to spend any time "obsessing" over it, at least not around me. (sometimes there has been some shaking of heads at people who buy huge houses or are really flashy with their money, but that's about it.) If she's talking about it with a coworker, my bet would be that she's not from "old money" herself. I think there can be differences as to how people approach or view money depending on how long they've had it, but it doesn't necessarily fall along neat lines. I think the general stereotype is that "old money" types are secure enough in their wealth that they feel no need to spend all their time thinking about it, and don't have a need to discuss it with coworkers!
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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^^^ THIS. Exactly.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I've been around a lot of people with a lot of money -- both old and new -- and I've never known an "old money" person to spend any time "obsessing" over it, at least not around me. (sometimes there has been some shaking of heads at people who buy huge houses or are really flashy with their money, but that's about it.) If she's talking about it with a coworker, my bet would be that she's not from "old money" herself. I think there can be differences as to how people approach or view money depending on how long they've had it, but it doesn't necessarily fall along neat lines. I think the general stereotype is that "old money" types are secure enough in their wealth that they feel no need to spend all their time thinking about it, and don't have a need to discuss it with coworkers!
ok. She was talking about how her father had a farm and about what her mother taught her about clothes. I think she is middle class wannabe old money
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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E-I-E-I-O. The discerning individual doesn't discuss this with a co-worker.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Ok. Lol
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Those that have don't have to talk about it. Those that don't have spend their time obsessing about it.

In my area we have plenty of people that have and those that wish they had. (I don't diffrentiate between new and old, because money doesn't care who's hands it is in.)

Lets look at those that wish they had. You could be at a party or something and the people that talk up wealth the most are those that want to be a part of it. They may even claim that they were from wealth at one time. Maybe even show a link to some distant relative or a founder of the area. They belong at the party because some family member used to host these events. Not that they have ever had money. I guess it is important to say that you are a part of the club, even if you don't have an asset to your name.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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Hmmm, new money vs. old money... where have I heard this before?

On a completely unrelated note, I think you found a Christmas present for your co-worker:
The Great Gatsby: F. Scott Fitzgerald: 9780743273565: Amazon.com: Books
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Humor her. She wants attention.
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