I keep finding draft posts that are starting to get a little dusty! Here are some semi-recent posts I liked:
- Mighty Bargain Hunter: Seven pairs of easily confused money terms
- How Did You Get Interested in Personal Finance?
- How to Get Money Back from Airborne
- So Long ITunes, Or, How I Diversified My Music Expenditures
I watched this program on Bravo last night and I was just wondering your take on it. Do you feel that this is an accurate representation of the upper crust of NYC or do you think that these are shallow shells of women, that show nothing of how real rich NYers act?I've never seen the show, but I read this NY Times review, and basically thought "yechh!" Yes, I am sure there are people like this, in NYC and all over the country. I have definitely encountered people who would seem to fit this stereotype. It's actually the sort of stereotype that city dwellers are more likely to assign to housewives from Long Island or New Jersey, but that doesn't mean they're not in Manhattan too. Plenty of Upper East Side housewives are probably watching the show, or reading the review, and thinking they would never look so tacky, or be so tacky as to describe themselves as "a sexy mom," but I'm sure they are no less materialistic and spoiled and attention-seeking in their own ways. As with anything in this world, there are all kinds of people and stereotypes are only the tip of the iceberg. Plenty of rich people enjoy their money in quieter, low-key lifestyles-- but that doesn't make juicy television!