Before we begin, I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to everyone to has listened to SPENT this year. I've been so overwhelmed by the kind tweets, emails and lovely reviews on iTunes.
I'm wrapping up 2016 with very special guest. Dan Ariely, is a best-selling author, TED Talk superstar, professor at Duke University and a behavioral economist. Among his interests: Why do people do the things they do -- especially when those things are bad for them? We talk debt, motivation and why money really doesn't buy happiness.
ABOUT DAN: Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University, is dedicated to answering these questions and others in order to help people live more sensible – if not rational – lives.
His interests span a wide range of behaviors, and his sometimes unusual experiments are consistently interesting, amusing and informative, demonstrating profound ideas that fly in the face of common wisdom. In addition to appointments at the Fuqua School of Business, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Department of Economics, and the School of Medicine at Duke University, Dan is also a founding member of the Center for Advanced Hindsight, and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The Honest Truth About Dishonesty. Follow him on Twitter at @danariely