Has the pandemic caused you to feel less-than at any point?
Do you find your painstakingly-formed money habits harder to stick with?
Are you worried about losing your job or figuring out how to make ends meet?
Many of us have faced one or all of these pressures since March. And we’re wearing thin, if we haven’t already crumbled.
Today’s guest, Dr. Dan Ariely, best-selling author and famed behavioral economist, has a simple message for us:
“My responsibility ends at me doing the best job I can.”
If this resonates with you, tune in as Dr. Ariely discusses the emotional complexity of money.
Specifically, we discuss: preparing for a job loss and lowering expenses, the emotional and financial complexity of control, the value of resilience (and how to become more resilient), and embracing the pain of the process.
Dr. Ariely is a two-time guest of the show. If you missed his last interview, here’s an introduction:
Dr. Ariely’s TED Talks have over 15 million views. He’s written a number of best-sellers on behavioral finance including Predictably Irrational, Dollars and Sense, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. He’s the James B. Duke Professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and he’s the Chief Behavioral Economist at Qapital, an app that helps users build better money habits.
You’ll enjoy this episode if…
- You want a common-sense approach to preparing for a possible job loss.
- You’re not sure how to think about or process the seemingly random nature of today’s world.
- You struggle with resisting the temptation to spend when everything goes wrong.
- You’re at your wits end with worry and anxiety and want a down-to-earth perspective from an expert who has studied resilience.
- Qapital – use code ‘paula’ for $25
- Dollars and Sense, by Dr. Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler
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