Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter Audiobook, by Dan Ariely Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler Narrator: Simon Jones Publisher: HarperAudio Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062695376

Publisher Description

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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  • “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
  • “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


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A BusinessInsider Pick of the Best Business Books of 2017

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Simon Jones is an English actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. Besides winning many AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, he has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, including for top prize of Audiobook of the Year. He was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine and as “Narrator of the Year” in 2005 by Publishers Weekly. As an actor, he has been featured in numerous Broadway productions and has appeared in the films The Devil’s Own, Twelve Monkeys, For Love or Money, Green Card, Brazil, Monty Python’s Meaning of Life, and Miracle on 34th Street remake. His television appearances include a role in The Cosby Mysteries and Murder She Wrote. He studied at Cambridge University and the legendary Cambridge Footlights Dramatic Club.