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"Real wealth is having the freedom to be true to oneself."
“You can never be too rich or too thin” is a statement attributed to the late Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. In all the years I have worked as a private banker, I have often pondered, “What is real wealth? When can ...
 
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Can shortcuts help you make the cut?
My Truly Rich Friends, especially the old ones, will not be happy to know that I am sharing these shortcuts to success with you, my Not So Rich readers. But I see myself as Queen of the People, and so to the ordinary ...
 
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Christmas gift ideas for the woman who has everything and the frenemy you have to play nice with, according to the Truly Rich Lady.
Anyone who takes Christmas seriously would have already finished the ever-welcome task of bestowing people with objects that sum up how you feel about them. Of course, not everyone is the Truly Rich Lady, a festive Christmas person, who is currently on ...
 
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Sit down for a family meeting and establish these rules from the Truly Rich Lady for a tolerable vacation.
Because we work so very hard and see so little of each other, family vacations are absolutely sacred to the Truly Rich Lady.This is why I am not afraid to break a few eggs whenever I am appointed as the HCIC or ...
 
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A sporting event has divided the Coo household—how does our Truly Rich Lady take sides?
The usually quiet Coo household has been turned upside-down, and the cause for the tumult is something I did not expect: basketball.You see, there are Coos who went to the blue school, Coos who went to the maroon school, Coos who went ...
 
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And seven things you should stop saying at the office.
Every little thing you say or do at your workplace will reflect your level of work ethic. To polish those inter-office communication skills, here are thoughtful alternative ways you can respond to common situations at work:What not to do: Be defensiveWhat to say ...
 
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As someone who's done both, the Truly Rich Lady shares what it's like when there is an obvious age gap between people who are dating.
Dear Truly Rich Lady:  I've found myself in a relationship with a man younger than I am.Let’s say I am in my late 30s (okay—I am 40) and he is in his early 30s (he’s 27!), and we are so much in ...
 
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Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential client or while presenting the company’s latest numbers to your seniors.
Basic manners matter most during a negotiation with a potential business client or while presenting the company’s latest numbers to your seniors.Aside from the ABCs of professionalism like dressing properly or coming on time, here are a few more notes on good ...
 
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"Is it better to push someone over the edge or win someone over to you? Is it more effective to scare someone into submission?"
I am absolutely horrified at some Truly Rich Households who have already put up tinsel and plastic trees when the most important celebration of spooks is yet to come! How dare they zoom past Halloween and all its delights? How dare they ...
 
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All discomfort is relative.
A s far back as the Book of Genesis, when Jacob’s soon-to-be father-in-law tricked him into marrying the wrong daughter, in-laws have been universally acknowledged trip wires. Throughout the centuries, things haven’t gotten much better.Remember: It was the prospect of having the vulgar ...
 
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"When all of a sudden you come into great money, don’t be stupid."
Who was it that said you can never be too rich, too thin, or too beautiful?This wise person was probably a Truly Rich, Thin, and Beautiful Lady, who believes the idea of never being afraid to ask the universe for more and ...
 
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Quick question before the week ends: Do we really need these ultra private and very exclusive (not to mention morbidly expensive) social clubs?
In a time when everyone is keen on equality among all kinds of people, rich or poor, brown or white, old or young, is there a place for a place that shuts people out? No! Get me out of here!Of course, I am ...
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