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Subject Topic: France - cultural and custom differences
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Message posted by Ewen c on 06/10/2017 at 7:41pm
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At the risk of being vulgar, just how many generations does it take to turn new money into old money?

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Message posted by Val A on 06/10/2017 at 7:44pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 06/10/2017
At the risk of being vulgar, just how many generations does it take to turn new money into old money?



I don't think those who make these sort of judgements would ever say that new money becomes old money! Their descendants, however, may have a different opinion.

Message posted by Ewen c on 06/10/2017 at 7:52pm
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I suppose it depends on the descendants. If they aren't careful the old money turns into no money and they go looking for someone with new money.

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 06/10/2017
I suppose it depends on the descendants. If they aren't careful the old money turns into no money and they go looking for someone with new money.



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Message posted by BobCat10 on 09/10/2017 at 10:35am
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Old money is inherited. At some point way back it will have been earned.

New money to me is wealth acquired within their own generation.

Taste is aesthetic standards and nothing to do with the amount of money.

An age old debate but no matter how much we debate it there will always be these parameters by which we live and enjoy or loathe.       

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"Old money is inherited. At some point way back it will have been earned."

Or stolen or plundered!
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Message posted by SGThomas on 09/10/2017 at 12:39pm
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Quote: Originally posted by saxo1 on 09/10/2017
"Old money is inherited. At some point way back it will have been earned."

Or stolen or plundered!
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We always liked to think that it was donated by the grateful lower classes

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Message posted by Ewen c on 09/10/2017 at 12:47pm
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I don't see how living off an inheritance is better than working for the money...and, yes, my family is relatively old money but we were expected to go out and live off our own efforts.

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Message posted by alan29 on 09/10/2017 at 12:57pm
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I never seem to hang on to money long enough for it to become old!

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Message posted by Mucker1884 on 09/10/2017 at 1:07pm
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That reminds me... I must get rid of my 40+ stash of old 1 coins by the 16th

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Message posted by Kelper on 09/10/2017 at 2:34pm
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Thanks for the reminder, Mucker ... ditto!

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