Manage your Money like a F*cking Grown Up - Sam Beckbessinger (Paperback)

The Best Money Advice You Never Got

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We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and just never deal with it. I wrote this book, because so many of the people I spoke to told me that they wished someone would.

In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to “Your brain on money”, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like “black tax”. The book includes exercises and “how-to’s”, doesn’t shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish you’d had at 25, but is never too late to read.

Product Details

Barcode
9781868428229
Department
Books
Released
14 Jun 2018
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Sam Beckbessinger
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Jonathan Ball
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
210 x 148 x 15mm (210g)

Annotation

The Best Money Advice You Never Got.

Summary

We never get an instruction manual about how money works. We never have to pass a test to get our Money License before we can take a new credit card for a drive. Most of what we learn about money comes from advertising or from other people who know as little as we do. No wonder we make such basic mistakes. No wonder we feel disempowered and scared. No wonder so many of us just decide to stick our heads in the damn sand and just never deal with it. I wrote this book, because so many of the people I spoke to told me that they wished someone would. In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, Sam Beckbessinger covers topics from compound interest and inflation to Your brain on money, negotiating a raise, and particularly local South African phenomena like black tax. The book includes exercises and how-tos, doesnt shy away from the psychology of money, and is empowering, humorous and helpful. The book you wish youd had at 25, but is never too late to read.

Classification

General Subject
Personal Finance
BISAC Subject 1
Business & Economics / Personal Finance / General
BIC Classification 1
Personal finance

Inside Flap

am Beckbessinger is a writer, user-experience designer and entrepreneur who is on a quest to help the emerging middle class understand how to take charge of their finances. She is the cofounder of Phantom Design, a company that has helped to build bitcoin wallets, cryptocurrency exchanges, smart credit cards and more.

She also lectures extensively on online culture, marketing, and behavioural economics. Sam holds a BA Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town, studied Strategy Design at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and was a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow at Yale University.

Author Bio

Beckbessinger, Sam is a writer, user-experience designer and entrepreneur who is on a quest to help the emerging middle class understand how to take charge of their finances. She is the cofounder of Phantom Design, a company that has helped to build bitcoin wallets, cryptocurrency exchanges, smart credit cards and more. She also lectures extensively on online culture, marketing and behavioural economics. Sam holds a BA Honours Degree from the University of Cape Town, studied Strategy Design at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and was a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow at Yale University.