Dollars and sense : money mishaps and how to avoid them / by Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
By: Ariely, Dan.
Contributor(s): Kreisler, Jeff.Publisher: London, U.K. : Pan Macmillan, 2017Description: xii, 275 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781509864652.Subject(s): Money | Psychology | Society
|Item type||Home library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item reserves|
|Book||Australia||622 ARI 2017 (Browse shelf)||Not for loan||CA012683|
|Book||New Zealand||622 DOL (Browse shelf)||Not for loan||CA013157|
WHAT IS MONEY: Don't bet on it -- Opportunity knocks -- A value proposition. HOW WE ASSESS VALUE IN WAYS THAT HAVE LITTLE TO DO WITH VALUE: We forget that everything is relative -- We compartmentalize -- We avoid pain -- We trust ourselves -- We overvalue what we have -- We worry about fairness and effort -- We believe in the magic of language and rituals -- We overvalue expectations -- We lose control -- We overemphasize money. NOW WHAT? BUILDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF FLAWED THINKING: Put your money where your mind is -- Free advice -- Control yourself -- It's us against them -- Stop and think.
Presents an informative and entertaining look at money and the role our emotions play in our financial behaviour. Challenges many basic assumptions, highlights common irrational decisions, and reveals how we can spend smarter and save better.