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Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics

Today’s guest is one of my favorite authors on the planet. He’s provided me with so much invaluable insight throughout the years, as I’ve been working in the field of personal finances. Dan Ariely is our special guest. He is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including Predictably IrrationalThe Upside of Irrationality and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty.

I actually tapped Dan for his expertise just recently for my Oprah column about ways to combat money myths and save better.  Dan and I were two of the keynote speakers at the Northern California Financial Planners Association gathering. Such an honor to be in his company.

A little more about Dan: He is a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight and a Chief Behavioral Economist with a new savings app, Qapital. He’s a multiple-time TED talker, whose speeches have been viewed millions of times. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics.

We discuss the pros and cons to technology and the digital age we live in when it comes to personal finance. We also talk about the ways we can change our irrational tendencies when it comes to saving and investing. Plus, how to avoid expensive cravings and how to feel more grateful for what we have.

If you’d like to learn more about Dan visit his website danariely.com or follow him on Twitter @danariely.

One of my favorite quotes from the interview: “Making decisions about $ is not always about spending less, it’s about spending better.” – Click To Tweet

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