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Many falsely believe that you are what you buy. Accordingly, they feel as though they need to spend more to be more successful or important. Every day the media cons us into believing that material things equal success. Everywhere we look, we are bombarded with advertisements trying to persuade us to spend money on possessions we don’t need.

Not only that, it may be the people you are spending time with that are putting pressure on you to maintain a lavish lifestyle. In this case, it may be time to reassess your friendships. Keeping up with the Jones’ may be the exact thing that is putting you in debt.

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