Rating: 5 out of 5.


You’re going to earn plenty of money over your lifetime. Are you going to waste it on stupid crap that doesn’t make you happy, or let it buy your freedom and your most audacious dreams?

We never get an instruction manual about how money works. 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 never deal with it. In

Manage Your Money Like a Fcking Grown Up*, Sam Beckbessinger tells it to you straight:

how to take control of your money to take control of your life

In this clear and engaging basic guide to managing your finances, you will learn:

  • How to trick your dumb brain into saving more, without giving up fun
  • How to make a bona fide grown-up budget
  • Why you need to forget what you’ve learned about credit
  • How to negotiate a raise
  • Why buying a house (probably) won’t make you rich
  • The one super-simple investment you need

With helpful exercises, informative illustrations (also: kittens) and straightforward advice, this book 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.

Description from Amazon

My Thoughts

This is the kind of book that teaches you everything to do with money that you wish you had learnt in school.

Having made mistakes in the past with my money and how to manage it effectively I was on the hunt for something to teach me the lessons I knew I needed.

Sam Beckbessinger has created an excellent book that delivers key money management lessons whilst keeping a relatively fun no nonsense tone.

From How to Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown-Up I have been able to make several financial decisions about my future which helps having a goal to head towards.

I also downloaded the accompanying spreadsheet from Sam Beckbessinger’s website which I have modified slightly to fit my needs however it was great to have a template to work from as this allows you to dive straight into the advice given in the book.

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