“Keeping up with the Joneses” To fail to “keep up with the Joneses” is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.
Do people still feel like they need to keep up with society?
More than ever these days.
However we should let the ” Joneses” spend less time corrupting our minds & wallets.
Do you really need that 50 inch 3D tv? So what if you have a 3G phone is 4g’s really going to impact your way of life… Didnt think so.
Not saying you should blind yourself to all the wonderful new technologies out there. But limit to when & how much you are actually spending on things you don’t really need. Are you getting a new phone every time another new one comes along? Or how about that new ipad? Ask yourself do I really need this, am I doing this more for a status symbol?
Flaunting your wealth, equals debt.
Sure we all have the feeling of wanting what others have, and buying things is defiantly instant gratification
But keep in mind that most of the “Joneses” in the world are broke or barely getting by.
A study shows, 43% of American families spend more than what they earn.
Wow, wonder how much of that is actually spent of stuff they need..
In the same survey they found iPods were a necessity for 3% of people.
Guess that pretty much sums it up!
It’s simply a matter of people spending far more money than they should.
And if you can afford life’s luxuries hope your stashing more than your spending.
Remember to set your priorities, remember that it’s your money you worked hard for it and who cares if so & so has an awesome boat or if the new hot “9G” phone just came out.
Ask your self do I really need this? It could save you a lot of trouble in the long run.