Best Business Books of 2017
DOLLARS AND SENSE
How we misthink money and how to spend smarter
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Ariely is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University and a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight. He is the author of the bestsellers Irrationally Yours, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, Payoff, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty and Amazing Decisions. He is also a co-creator of the movie Dishonesty and the card game Irrational Game.
His work has been featured in leading scholarly journals as well as a variety of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, and Science.
“A valuable guide… Engaging and funny, rife with anecdotes and advice, the book defangs a difficult topic while teaching a lot.”
— Publishers Weekly
“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
“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’s Best Business Books of 2017
Exploring a wide range of everyday topics—from credit card debt and household budgeting to holiday sales—Ariely demonstrates how our ideas about money are often wrong and cost us more than we know. Mixing case studies and anecdotes with tangible advice and lessons, Dan cuts through the unconscious fears and desires driving our worst financial instincts and teaches us how to improve our money habits.
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