Trusting what you see on social media and using that to drive your lifestyle and finances has a serious drawback, Facet Wealth co-founder Brent Weiss, CFP®, ChFC® recently observed on Yahoo! Finance: it isn’t reality. When people see their peers flaunting their supposed affluence on social media, he said, it’s easy to want to enjoy the same kind of life. “But the real mistake isn't comparing yourself to others — it's trusting what you see on social media in the first place.”

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