By Sandy Maynard Quick: What’s your least favorite thing to do? If you’re like my ADHD clients, shopping for groceries is right up there, along with paying bills and doing laundry. Supermarkets seem to be designed to play tricks on the ADHD mind, with their eye-catching displays, seductive product packaging, and food choices too numerous […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Diane Lane Orderly record keeping may not be the most interesting project for an adult with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD) to undertake, but I’ve learned, through hard experience, that it has to be done. With tax time upon us, it’s even more important than ever to get a head start on personal filing. Here […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Adults with attention deficit disorder (ADD ADHD) are prone to overspending — especially during the holidays. But if you think you have problems reining in expenditures on gifts, parties, and so on, you should meet my client Roberta, a 36-year-old single mom with ADHD. At least you should have met Roberta before I helped her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As the year winds down and we find ourselves eating more, spending more and thinking less, adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) need to work harder to control impulsive habits. “ADHD has three basic groups of symptoms: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity,” says Dr Rykie Liebenberg, psychiatrist and convener of the South African ADHD Special […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Few decisions are more difficult for parents of young adults than allowing (or inviting) a son or daughter to move back home. That decision is harder to make when the adult child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Parents hope the ADHD sea will have calmed by the time they allow their 20-somethings to move […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s hard enough to manage finances, add in attention deficit disorders and you’ve got some serious challenges. Here are 9 tips to help you manage. Tips for self management Whether you have ADD/ADHD or live with someone who does, you can reduce the economic dangers associated with the disorder. Tips include: 1. Get a coach. Specialized […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 9 ADHD tips to help you manage your finances
This post is by Erica Sandberg of partner site Creditcards.com What happens when you can’t keep your mind on your money? That’s the dilemma of approximately 8 million Americans, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. More than 4% of U.S. adults have AttentionDeficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health. ADD is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on How to handle debt when you’re ADHD
By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Associate Editor– Psych Central The very nature of ADHD makes it difficult for adults with the disorder to use credit cards responsibly. “Impulsivity, for one thing, means an adult with ADHD will see something they want and without thinking it through, will pull out their credit card and make a purchase,” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 10 Tips for Using Credit Cards Responsibly When You Have ADHD
ADHD adults lives are often hampered by impulsivity that contributes to poor finances, overspending, high credit debt, high-risk loans and subsequent stress, overwhelm and conflict in the home. The holiday season can be particularly challenging with the endless opportunities for spending and gift buying. This year, start your holiday shopping with a spending plan! OnTrack […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Take Control of Holiday Spending!
Many adults and couples do not realize how ADD/ADHD can impact their money management, and more importantly, their long- term financial planning. However, the truth is that the ADD / ADHD symptoms of procrastination, disorganization and impulsivity can interfere with good money management. AD/HD adults often report the following money management challenges: forget to pay bills run […]Continue Reading... No Comments.