‘Dollars and sense’
Money: Hoboken author to show how we’re thinking about it wrong
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This Wednesday, Dec. 6, bestselling author, TV pundit, award-winning comedian and Hoboken resident Jeff Kreisler will give a talk about his new book, “Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter,” published last month by Harper Collins.

His book party at Mile Square Theatre – co-sponsored by the theater and Little City Books – is timed to provide money rethinking tips supported by behavioral science for holiday shoppers, New Year’s resolution makers, and everyone looking to spend less and save more.

Given the price of living in Hoboken, it’s a good bet many people could all use some nudges to think about money better.

Fresh off a 10-city sold out book tour and appearances in The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and on NPR, Kreisler says he plans to shed a humorous and useful light on the financial and psychological lessons of the book he has co-authored with well-known behavioral economist Dan Ariely (author of “Predictably Irrational”).

Their work has been highly praised so far, with The Washington Post, in saying “What the two authors do brilliantly is take behavioral economics and make it really accessible,” and “Bring your sense of humor, because Kreisler is hilarious.”

The event, billed as a quick evening of entertainment and a book signing in the middle of shopping and stressing season, will take place on Wednesday, Dec 6. Doors open at 7 p.m., the talk begins at 7:30 p.m., at Mile Square Theatre, 1400 Clinton St., Hoboken. Admission is $10 and books will be for sale courtesy of Little City Books. Advance tickets are available at milesquaretheatre.org.

A break in the seasonal frenzy

“We think Jeff’s event is going to be a much needed break during this crazy spending frenzy called ‘the holidays,’” said Chris O’Connor, Mile Square Theatre’s Founder and Artistic Director. “And if people actually learn something and live better lives because of it, all the better!”

In detail, Kreisler plans to expose the hidden forces that secretly drive our choices about money. He’ll explain why our irrational behavior often interferes with our best intentions when it comes to managing our finances.

“Money is really hard to think about and often harder to talk about,” he said. “With some humor and science, this book and these talks make that easier and help relieve the mental burden that money puts on us, all the time, not just at the holidays.”

Why does paying for things often feel like it causes physical pain? Why will we overpay for something now just because we’ve overpaid for it before? Why are people still buying avocado toast?

Kreisler will answer those questions and more on Wednesday night.

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