We Have No Idea What We're Doing With Money

Nov 6, 2017
Originally published on November 6, 2017 11:57 am

Has this ever happened to you: You see something you just have to have and you either buy it immediately or save up to get it for yourself.

But then once you have it … you don’t want it.

We’ve all experienced buyer’s remorse at one point or another. It can be tough to make clear-headed choices with our hard-earned cash. But is this just human nature, or is it something we can learn to control? Why do we often make irrational choices when it comes to spending?

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Dan Ariely, James B Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics, Duke; Founder and Director, Center for Advanced Hindsight; author of “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money And How To Spend Smarter;” @danariely

Jeff Kreisler, Comedian and writer; co-author of “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money And How To Spend Smarter;” Recipient of the Bill Hicks Spirit Award for Thought Provoking Comedy; @jeffkreisler

Michelle Singletary, Syndicated columnist of “The Color of Money” for The Washington Post; @SingletaryM

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