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Manage Your Money Like a Grownup

Category: Finance for Young Adults
ISBN:   9781776190324
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale: September 2020
List price: R160
Format: Paperback
eBook ISBN
9781776190331

Manage Your Money Like a Grownup: The best money advice for teens


Sam Beckbessinger


Business, Finance for Young Adults

You’re never too young to start saving and learning about money. Manage Your Money Like A Grownup, by bestselling author Sam Beckbessinger, aims to get younger readers thinking about the basics of money, laying the solid foundation in financial education that most grownups today never had.

With illustrations, jokes and fun facts designed to appeal to even the most easily bored reader, this book covers all the basics South African teenagers need to know about money, such as:

  • the relationship between earning, saving and spending;
  • how investing works;
  • why compound interest is a superpower;
  • why we pay taxes; and
  • the ethics of money.

Informed by discussions with real teens and their parents, this book aims to equip readers with practical tips for earning and investing money at any age, and questions to spark lively dinner-table conversations.


Sam 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.

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