Keeping Up With Joneses

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Keeping up with the Joneses is an analogy used to describe families who sometimes live outside of their means to reflect a higher social class. These families may buy expensive cars, toys and put themselves into massive debt to be socially accepted. I can relate to these reference groups because growing up, my parents felt like they had to “keep up with the Joneses”. I watched them get peer pressured to spend money frivolously and keep a very low savings account. For these reasons, and because growing up I never felt the need to fit in with large social groups I refuse to “keep up with the Joneses”. My husband and I live without glorious things like camps, expensive cars and luxurious toys and refuse to have any sort of debt. I find that we
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