Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely audiobook

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

By Dan Ariely  and Jeff Kreisler
Read by Simon Jones

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062651204
9.20 Hours Unabridged
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Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones. Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent? Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we’ve overpaid for it before? In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money. Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales—Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits. Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A BusinessInsider Pick of the Best Business Books of 2017

Blending humor and behavioral economics, the New York Times bestselling author of Predictably Irrational delves into the truly illogical world of personal finance to help people better understand why they make bad financial decisions, and gives them the knowledge they need to make better ones.

  • Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain?
  • Why does it cost you money to act as your own real estate agent?
  • Why are we comfortable overpaying for something now just because we’ve overpaid for it before?

In Dollars and Sense, world renowned economist Dan Ariely answers these intriguing questions and many more as he explains how our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances. Partnering with financial comedian and writer Jeff Kreisler, Ariely takes us deep inside our minds to expose the hidden motivations that are secretly driving our choices about money.

Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales—Ariely and Kreisler demonstrate how our ideas about dollars and cents are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, they cut through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teach us how to improve our money habits.

Fascinating, engaging, funny, and essential, Dollars and Sense is a sound investment, providing us with the practical tools we need to understand and improve our financial choices, save and spend smarter, and ultimately live better.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Without sounding like he’s performing, narrator Simon Jones’ dramatic flair and wry personality add color to the material. His phrasing is slow, but his beautiful melodic palette and superb timing make every sentence clear and full of impact…This tangible advice about financial reasoning errors will give listeners new power over how they spend their money. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“If you want to get better at making good financial decisions, read Dollars and Sense…What the two authors do brilliantly is take behavioral economics and make it accessible.” Washington Post
“[A] surprisingly breezy exploration of the most common mental blocks to building wealth…It’s the rare kind of book that makes you feel a lot smarter, while simultaneously giving you actionable tips for improving your daily life.” Business Insider.com
“This engaging guide…lay[s] bare the ways monetary value is misunderstood and incorrectly assessed…As the work comes to a close, its attention shifts toward the future, considering suggestions for retirement plans and HR department…Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A lively look at how even the wisest among us are too often fools eager to part with our money…A user-friendly and often entertaining treatise on how to be a more discerning, vastly more aware handler of money.” Kirkus Reviews
“Engaging and funny, rife with anecdotes and advice, the book defangs a difficult topic while teaching a lot.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Ariely

Author Bio: Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and is the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere.

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Author Bio: Dr. Dan Ariely

Author Bio: Dr. Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is the bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University and is the founder of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. He lives in North Carolina with his family.

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Author Bio: Jeff Kreisler

Author Bio: Jeff Kreisler

Jeff Kreisler is just another Princeton-educated lawyer turned award-winning comedian, author, speaker, and advocate for behavioral economics. The New York Times calls him “delectable,” Rachel Maddow (MSNBC) says, “You’ll be laughing all the way to the bank.” He specializes in money, politics, and other human encounters. His first book was the satire Get Rich Cheating.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English