ADD and Your Money
By Stephanie Moulton Sarkis Ph.D. and Karl Klein, J.D.
Foreword by Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.
When you have attention-deficit disorder (ADD), you don’t spend money like most other people. Past-due bills and impulsive spending can throw your finances into turmoil, and because these financial pitfalls are directly related to your ADD symptoms, they can seem impossible to overcome.
The good news is that it is possible to get ADD-related financial disorganization under control and begin to enjoy a more stable relationship to your money. ADD and Your Money will show you how. This friendly guide, written with your ADD in mind, includes information on everything you need to know about managing your finances and staying in control.
- Keep track of your bills
- Create a budget that works
- Get debt under control
- Find ADD-friendly bank services
- Plan around your splurges
“If you have ADD, your financial future may depend on reading this book. You’ll be amazed to see such practical, easy-to-follow advice for your biggest financial headaches.”
“The guidelines and inventories in this self-help manual can enable people with ADD to make the most of their treatment. While medicine improves core symptom problems, these financial management skills can further reduce ADD consequences and impairments.”
“ADD and Your Money is a long-needed and critical resource for adults with ADD. It is reader-friendly, accessible, and full of wonderful strategies. This book is guaranteed to help anyone who struggles with finances, as well as individuals who want to learn money management skills or who simple desire to become more fiscally responsible. Thank you for this valuable contribution!”
“ADD in adults is turning out to be among the most impairing disorders seen in outpatient mental health clinics in terms of the number of major life activities that it adversely affects and the severity with which it impacts each of them. One such domain is that of money management. In this first-ever book devoted to the impact of adult ADD on one’s financial life, the authors do a masterful job of both providing a review of the most common problem areas adults with ADD are likely to experience as well as a richly detailed set of recommendations for how best to try and resolve those problems. The book will of tremendous benefit to not only adults with ADD, but their spouses/partners, parents or other family members, and clinicians who routinely specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of ADD in adults.”