Dan Ariely with Jeff Kreisler

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:45-8:15am Continental Breakfast
8:15-9:15am Forum

Dan Ariely
in conversation with Jeff Kreisler 

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

         Downtown Los Angeles
         500 South Figueroa Street
         Los Angeles, CA 90071

        $46 General Admission +  one copy of Dollars and Sense
        $20 General Admission 
        * includes continental breakfast

Dan Ariely
is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University as well as the Founder and Director of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and the co-founder of BEworks. He is the author of four New York Times bestselling works, a TED talker and has affected groundbreaking research into the social and natural sciences and the instincts behind decision-making. His books include Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions; The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone–Especially Ourselves, Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations, The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic. Visit his website.

Jeff Kreisler is a Princeton educated lawyer turned award-winning comedian, author, speaker, TV pundit, speechwriter, and advocate for behavioral economics. He is the author of Get Rich Cheating and the recipient of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy.  For more information. Visit his website

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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