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  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804945643
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99

The Price of Money

How to Prosper in a Financial World That’s Rigged Against You

The bestselling guide to why your money is losing value (and what you can do about it).

The Sunday Times Bestseller

'Excellent . . . Filled with knowledge that will help you make better money decisions.' Laura Whateley, author of Money: A User's Guide

We all depend on money every day. But almost none of us understand it.

Have you ever wondered why your shopping bill keeps getting more expensive? Or how the government can produce billions out of thin air while your savings are shrinking? Or where you should put your money in an age of economic turmoil? Here, a leading investor offers a crash-course in how money works, and how to make yours go further. You will never look at your bank balance the same way again.

  • Published: 14 May 2024
  • ISBN: 9781804945643
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Rob Dix

Rob Dix started investing as a hobby using his spare cash, but soon became obsessed. Over the next ten years, he would do everything he could to educate himself about the financial world and to pass on what he learnt. Today, Rob is one of Britain's best-respected finance experts. Whether he's presenting The Property Podcast (Britain's most-downloaded investment podcast) or writing his weekly property column for The Sunday Times, Rob is on a mission to teach the world about how money, the economy and investment really work. Rob's fourth book, The Price of Money, was an instant number 1 bestseller when it was first published in 2022. This new edition has been completely revised and updated for today's economy.

Praise for The Price of Money

Dix has produced as lucid and comprehensive account of money and its pitfalls as you are likely to find. In an age of elevated prices it is highly relevant to all our lives.

ALEX BRUMMER, City Editor of the Daily Mail

A pithy and punchy guide that explains in a very engaging and readable manner the essentials of modern finance and economics. It is profoundly useful for anyone wanting to understand why the current global economy is in such a mess, and what that might mean for your own finances.

GILLIAN TETT, Editor-at-Large of the Financial Times

This brilliant book offers a singularly clear, accessible and funny introduction to where our economic malaise has come from - and how understanding it can help any of us make better financial decisions. I cannot recommend it highly enough.


A tour of the nuts and bolts that hold the economy together is not supposed to be interesting, but Rob Dix makes it fascinating. This is a bracing ride through the unexpectedly wild world of money.

ED CONWAY, Economics Editor, Sky News

Very little affects your quality of life more than money - and it's hard to get and to keep if you don't really understand how it works. After you've read Rob Dix's short, sharp introduction, you will know more than most ordinary people about how money works - and also (I'm sorry to say) rather more than most Cabinet ministers too.

MERRYN SOMERSET WEBB, Bloomberg Columnist and host of Merryn Talks Money

An excellent primer for anyone who ever wondered how the financial system and economy really works - filled with knowledge that will help you make better money decisions in your own life, too.

LAURA WHATELEY, author of Money: A User’s Guide

John Maynard Keynes once said that "not one man in a million" truly understands inflation: a state of affairs that is extremely problematic for millions of people and, by extension, for society as a whole. Rob Dix's book The Price of Money is an important contribution to redressing that problem.

ANDREW CRAIG, Author of How to Own the World

Not a moment too soon, Rob Dix has laid out in the most refreshing, entertaining, approachable and informative way the historical intricacies, intentional complexity, purposeful ambiguity and frustrating inconsistencies of the global markets, economic policy - and money. The Price of Money should be required reading for anyone who transacts (gets paid, pays for anything or tries to invest) at any point in their journey. As an investor I enjoyed and learned from every page and know other readers will too.

EILEEN BURBRIDGE, Partner at Passion Capital

A fascinating and surprising tour through how the global monetary system shapes our everyday finances – really, really interesting.

CLAER BARRETT, Author of What They Don’t Teach You About Money