Keeping Up With the Joneses

keeping up with the Joneses

Conspicuous spending or Keeping up with the Joneses and using money as a status symbol, used to be thought of as the prerogative of the rich and famous. Well not anymore.

Why do we feel the need to be keeping up with the Joneses?  We see it frequently with clients, “We couldn’t possibly cancel the holiday, it simply wouldn’t look good.”

So what!  What is more important looking good or staying afloat financially?  Well, it seems for many people, it is looking good in the eyes of others. Continue reading

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Are you Keeping up with the Joneses?

Conspicuous spending or Keeping up with the Joneses and using money as a status symbol used to be thought of as the prerogative of the rich and famous, well not anymore.

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Why do we feel the need to keep up with the Jones?  I see it frequently with clients when I am mentoring them. “We couldn’t possibly cancel the holiday, it wouldn’t look good”.  So what!  What is more important looking good or staying afloat financially? Well, it seems for many people it is looking good.

I have just finished reading a novel, The Deaths, by Mark Lawson, there are a number of really great one liners (no I won’t spoil the plot by telling you this one), it is my favourite: Continue reading