Author Topic: Dan Ariely - Dollars and Sense (2017)  (Read 1336 times)

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Dan Ariely - Dollars and Sense (2017)
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »
Just fyi - Ariely has a new book out. Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

If you've read it, what did you find new/interesting?

Here's a short promo/interview piece:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-money-savings-ariely/economist-dan-ariely-has-a-fix-for-our-financial-foibles-idUSKBN1DK1R6

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Re: Dan Ariely - Dollars and Sense (2017)
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 10:42:51 AM »
I am currently reading this (checked it out from the library).

I believe I've read all his other major books. So far this is a reframing of most of his previous insights to illustrate common situations in which our irrationality causes us to make poor money choices.

If you've read his other books, a lot of it will sound familiar. For me, I actually enjoy reading similar content as a nice refresher.

In a nutshell, I'd say it's worth reading but is not a earth-shattering book by any means (especially if you've already read "Predictably Irrational"). I will comment again if the final 1/3 of the book changes this assessment.
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