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How To Manage Your Finances With ADHD

Introduction

One of the symptoms associated with ADHD is impulsive behaviors. In relation to financial matters, this can lead to destructive behavior. For instance, with impulsive behaviors it is not uncommon for someone with ADHD to use spending money as a coping mechanism to handle the distress associated with ADHD. This article will explore ways to manage your finances properly with ADHD. They include putting some of your money in your account and using the rest for spending purposes, saving receipts, and paying your bills online.

Putting Some Of Your Money In Your Account And Using The Rest For Spending Purposes

One of the easiest ways to manage your finances with ADHD is to put some of your money in your account and use the rest of your money for spending purposes. This way, you will not spend all your money. You will have some extra money saved in a secure place, the bank. Also, in regard to the money you use for spending purposes, use this money wisely. Remember you need money for gas and food for example. Hence, do not spend all your money on leisure activities. Instead, spend your money wisely.

Save Your Receipts

In addition to putting some of your money in your account and using the rest of your money for spending purposes, another way to manage your finances with ADHD is to save your receipts. By saving your receipts, you will be able to keep track of the amount of money you spend. This way, you can control your spending and make sure you do not spend too much money. Saving your receipts is a simple, easy way to manage your finances with ADHD.

Paying Your Bills Online

In addition to putting some of your money in your account and using the rest of your money for spending purposes and saving your receipts, another way to manage your finances with ADHD is to pay your bills online. As a result of paying your bills online, you will not loose any bills on paper, and everything will be accomplished electronically. This will save you a lot of stress. If you are struggling with ADHD and having difficulty managing your finances, pay your bills online.

Conclusion

Putting some of your money in your account while using the rest of your money for spending purposes and saving your receipts are just a few ways to manage your finances with ADHD. If these ways do not work for you, find ways that will work for you. The sky is the limit. Your options are endless.

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How To Manage Your Finances With ADHD


Lauren Walters

My name is Lauren Walters. I am currently heading into my final semester of graduate school for Mental Health Counseling in the Spring of 2016. Through my own experiences with mental illness, I love to inspire others through my writings and reassure them that they can live healthy, productive lives, despite mental illness. I hope you enjoy my articles. Feel free to comment. I will be sure to respond to you questions and/or comments in a prompt manner. Enjoy!


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APA Reference
Walters, L. (2016). How To Manage Your Finances With ADHD. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/living-with-adhd/2016/01/how-to-manage-your-finances-with-adhd/

 

Last updated: 20 Jan 2016
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