Marc Lichtenfeld, Wealthy Retirement

Keeping Up With The Joneses: How to Make the Right Choices

Out of the blue, my son asked why many of our friends had bigger houses and fancier cars than we do. He wasn’t being obnoxious. He was genuinely curious. He knows I’m financially savvy, so he wondered why we didn’t live like other people who we hang out with. As I talked to him, I emphasized that the choices his mom and I have made have directly led to our financial well-being and, more importantly, our happiness.