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Dollars and sense : money mishaps and how to avoid them

Author: Dan Ariely; Jeff Kreisler; Matt R Trower
Publisher: London Bluebird Books for Life, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2017. ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Ariely; Jeff Kreisler; Matt R Trower
ISBN: 9781509864652 1509864652
OCLC Number: 1013368815
Description: xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. What is money? --
Don't bet on it --
Opportunity knocks --
A value proposition --
Part II. 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 --
Part III. 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.
Responsibility: Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler ; with illustrations by Matt Trower.

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Ariely raises the bar for everyone. in the increasingly crowded field of popular cognitive science and behavioural economics, he writes with an unusual combination of verve and sagacity. * Washington Read more...

 
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