Do you always seem to be running out of money? Are you one of the reasons banks can afford to give away free checking? Do you often leave the house with great intentions, but get swept away in the moment and spend more than you had planned? A budget helps you think about what you want to spend when you are in the space to use your best judgment. Here are simple ways to make a budget that you can stick to.
Overspending during the holidays is hard for everyone – the average American family is carrying almost $10K in debt. Impulse shopping is a major reason for credit card debt and is a common problem for people with ADHD. During the … Read More
We’re pleased to announce that Edge Foundation has set up a page on Facebook. The page is all about providing ADHD college students with news, tips and resources to help them overcome ADHD obstacles and reach their goals in school … Read More
One of the things that many ADHD publications advise at this time of year is to start the year off by letting your professors or teachers know about your 504 accommodations. Accommodations are alterations made in the classroom that students … Read More
Editor’s Note: How often do you feel like a failure? If you’re like most of us, plenty of times. Now how many times have you celebrated your failures? A great moment about the positive side of failure is in the … Read More
It’s just over a week until Christmas and the shopping frenzy is building for us all. Last year we published a very popular post about how to keeping shopping impulses under control. It contained 5 steps that everyone can follow: … Read More
If you are attending college, you probably don’t realize that just a few short years ago gambling was not part of everyday American life. Today gambling is as common as alcohol in college life. There are gambling opportunities everywhere: Vegas vacations targeting the spring break crowd, state-run lottery tickets at every corner store, Native-run casinos just up the road, slot games can be joined from every computer, and dorm room card games are a Friday night ritual. Students with ADHD are especially at risk for developing a gambling addiction. In fact ADHD students have an even higher rate of problem gambling than other college students – as many as 19% (nearly 1 in 5) college students with ADHD have a problem with gambling.
Edge Foundation Executive Director, Robert Tudisco, published this article in the June issue of Attention Magazine. Attention is published by CHADD [link] and is available online for paid subscribers.We are pleased to be able to bring this important information to … Read More
Money management can be a serious issue for people with ADHD. A UMASS study (2003/2004) found that 67% of adults with ADHD had trouble managing money. That’s compared to the control group where only 15% had money management problems. An ADHD coach can help you figure out what works with your style, your strengths, and you budget. It can feel like a big financial commitment to get a coach, but the long term payoff can mean getting control of your finances, saving for the future and no more sick feeling every time you get the mail.