Behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely on Dollars and Sense, his book about money, psychology, and savings.

Everybody Wants You to Spend More Money. Don’t. 

Everybody Wants You to Spend More Money. Don’t. 

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Dec. 28 2017 8:26 PM

Your Brain Is Bad With Money

But being aware of that can help you spend it more wisely (or better yet, save it).

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How we value the wrong things and fail to think long term when it comes to money.

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On The Gist, Mike says goodbye to Roy Moore yet again, after an Alabama judge rejected Moore’s lawsuit to contest his opponent’s Senate win.

In the interview, Dan Ariely tells us “how we misthink money and how to spend smarter.” That’s the subtitle of his book on the ways we value the wrong things and fail to think long term. Ariely is the co-author, with Jeff Kreisler, of Dollars and Sense.

In the Spiel, Mike looks back on the worst op-eds of 2017.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.