These days we hear more about Keeping Up With the Kardashians than keeping up with the Joneses, but the idea of coveting thy neighbor's life never completely fades.
In The Joneses, which is released today, we get a cheeky commentary about our culture's consumer habits. I've yet to see the movie, but the preview got me thinking about my life, career, and finance models. While I've had the same nuclear group of friends for more than a decade, our lives have diverged drastically in the last decade as our careers and relationships have grown and changed. I look up to them, but because I know the details of lives, I appreciate them instead of envying them. If I'm being honest, I get green with envy when I compare my life to my cousin's because we were born weeks apart. Whose life do you look up to or lust after?