Bio

Sam is a writer and entrepreneur who's on a quest to help young people learn to Adult better. She's still trying to figure it out herself.

Sam Beckbessinger has spent most of the past decade building apps and tools to help regular people manage their money better. Her bestselling book, Manage Your Money Like a F*cking Grown-up, is now sold in five countries, and was the overall winner of 2019 SA Book Award.

Sam also writes fiction. Her short story credits include “Blinding Birds” (The Cardiff Review, 2017) and “This Book Will Find You” (The Outcast Hours, Solaris Press, 2019), co-written with Lauren Beukes and Dale Halvorsen.

She has written several episodes for animated kids’ TV show, Team Jay, commissioned by the Juventus Soccer Club and produced and animated by Sunrise Productions, due to air in late 2019, and is currently writing on the family-friendly comedy series Jungle Beat, which has been broadcast in over 180 countries on channels including Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.

Sam was a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders at Yale University in 2014 where she got to high-five Barack Obama (true story), and is a partner and co-founder of two financial technology businesses based in Cape Town, South Africa.

And she is co-writing Magpies, a mystery-suspense novel about missing girls who come back, changed, together with Dale Halvorsen.

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