Season 1

March 22, 2023

Listener Questions: Am I Being Overly Money Vigilant to a fault?

Listener Rebecca has transformed from being an impulsive spender to now hyper-fixating on saving and investing. In today's episode, we discuss the potential struggles with money vigilance and how being close to the financial ...

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March 8, 2023

You Are What You Eat

Money does not have to lead us to this life of dependence and scarcity. We were just taught wrong. We weren't taught how money really works. No class in high school shows us how to become wealthy and financially free. …

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Feb. 22, 2023

When There is No Money Left After Paying The Bills

A listener asked me this question, "What does one do if, after adding up fixed expenses, there is no money leftover and nothing to cut back on?" Listen in as we assess the situation and I help address: Viewing Wants …

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Dec. 26, 2022

Happiness Vs. Joy

The term happiness comes from the Old Norse term “happ,” meaning “luck” or “chance.” In the context of the Declaration of Independence, happiness was about an individual’s contribution to society rather than pursuits of self-...

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Dec. 5, 2022

Rewiring our ADHD (my appearance on ADHD Rewired with Eric Tivers)

I was blessed and excited to be a guest on Eric Tivers’ ADHD Rewired podcast. In this episode, we discuss: The shame we can feel around our finances How to use our values to help guide our financial planning How …

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Nov. 28, 2022

Lifestyle Creep! (...the silent inflation)

Lifestyle creep, or lifestyle inflation, is a real issue that can affect anyone - especially those of us with ADHD. When our income goes up, it's natural to want to spend more and enjoy life more. But if we're not …

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Nov. 21, 2022

You're not greedy, you're ADHD

Greed and selfishness are often seen as negative character traits, but what if they're actually symptoms of a bigger issue? In this episode, we'll explore the three differences between people with and without ADHD when it com...

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Nov. 14, 2022

Avoiding the ADHD Debt Cycle and Financial Burnout [Encore]

You've spent six months repairing your financial situation. You are completely out of debt. But now you are tired prone to a slip-up. Your credit cards with zero balances are staring at you begging to be used. This is the …

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Oct. 31, 2022

ADHD Budgeting Workshop #5 Setting up the Budget Automation

In this final episode of the budgeting workshop, we will complete the remaining steps to implement your budget, allowing you to concentrate on being intentional with your spending. If you just joined us and would like to star...

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Oct. 24, 2022

Budgeting Workshop #4 Selecting the Right Goal for the Budget

When you have ADHD, you must be mindful about setting goals to stay motivated and on track. Identify the goal Write out the purpose of the goal and why it is important Decide on one action step or small task …

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Oct. 17, 2022

ADHD Budget Workshop #3 Detailed Analysis of Expenses

Identifying your financial purpose when setting up a budget allows us to maintain our focus on the process and our motivation moving forward. I've created and shared two documents for you to use as you follow this series. The...

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Oct. 10, 2022

ADHD Budget Workshop #2 Variable Expenses

ADHDers like organization and structure, so they get excited about setting up a budget. However, following the method over the long term rarely works if we don't spend the extra time setting up an automated system to keep us ...

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Oct. 3, 2022

ADHD Budget Workshop #1 Income & Fixed Expenses

Establishing a budget doesn't need to be an uncomfortable experience. Once the basic elements are in place and you become familiar with the process, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it will be to manage money. I've ...

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Sept. 26, 2022

ADHD Reverse Budgeting Workshop Promo

As a CFP financial planner, the most rewarding part of my job is comprehensive financial planning helping my clients get their estate in order, investing, and tax planning. My passion is to help people understand the joy that...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Stay The Course by Getting Your Money Right

Getting your money right helps in many ways because money touches so many aspects of our lives. Nothing has ever existed that has created more wealth or has been more influential in the transformation of families and people o...

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Sept. 12, 2022

We All Want Forgiveness, Even Our Student Loans

President Biden announced a plan on August 24, 2022, to forgive student loan debt through the end of December 2022, with payments resuming in January 2023. To be eligible for the $10,000 debt cancellation, your annual income ...

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Sept. 5, 2022

Managing a Variable Income with an ADHD Brain

Stability and organization are two words that best describe an ideal world for the ADHD brain. What happens, then, when someone with ADHD has a variable income? There’s no guarantee of stability, and it’s difficult to organi...

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Aug. 29, 2022

Financial Services for ADHD Thinkers

As a CFP®, I’m often asked about my services - and what makes me different from others who provide financial coaching or advice. To begin, the term financial planner encompasses a pretty broad area. For example, some advisors...

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Aug. 22, 2022

Weighing The Risks and Rewards of Buying Pet Insurance

Some call it their 'Life Happens Fund,' others their 'Emergency Fund.' Whatever you call yours, make sure you have one. But then you might want to take that thought one step further. I'm about to tell you why. My Dog …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Your Next Career Move: A Guide for People with ADHD, with Shell Mende…

Shell Mendelson has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Career Counseling, and has ADHD herself. She knows it can be difficult to find a job you like, let alone a career you love. In this interview, …

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Aug. 8, 2022

ADHD Progressivity and Implementation Strategies, with Dr. Russell Ra…

The final segment of our three-part series, we'll wrap up our discussion with Dr. Russell Ramsay, co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's adult ADHD treatment and research program and associate professo...

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Aug. 1, 2022

The ADHD Struggle of Impulse Spending, with Dr. J. Russell Ramsay

The second of our three-part series with Dr. J. Russell Ramsay, co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania's adult ADHD treatment and research program and associate professor of clinical psychology in the de...

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July 25, 2022

The Complexity of ADHD, with Dr. J. Russell Ramsay

ADHD is more complex than just a summarized diagnosis in a diagnostic manual. There are many accumulated small behaviors physicians don't always identify that remain untreated. In the first of this three-part series, we speak...

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July 18, 2022

ADHD and the FIRE Movement

The 'FIRE movement' is a concept that stands for ‘financial independence, retire early,’ where your investments provide all of your income to support your lifestyle. Hence, you no longer need to work. Sounds pretty good, righ...

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July 11, 2022

The Power of NOW

What is the purpose of having wealth? Some people use their wealth benevolently to give back to society. Others use it to create generational wealth for their kids and future generations. Building wealth is an integral part o...

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July 4, 2022

Reverse Budgeting for the ADHD Brain

Reverse budgeting is the most ADHD-friendly way to down spending money into different categories. Tracking your expenses and coming to terms with where your money's going is essential in developing a better relationship with ...

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June 27, 2022

Avoiding ADHD Pitfalls in a Non-ADHD Relationship

ADHD money struggles often contribute to anxiety, stress, and strain in relationships. Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, a psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gas lighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD, is joining us today to help u...

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June 20, 2022

What an ADHDer Needs to Know About Credit

Whether it's missed bill payments or impulsive spending, ADHD makes managing money more challenging, which, if we're not careful, can lead to low credit scores. The good news is you can improve your credit score and keep it i...

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June 13, 2022

The ADHD Tax the IRS Can't Collect

Don't worry; the government doesn't tax people with ADHD. The term ADHD tax comes from the times we're charged extra fees and penalties because of having ADHD. Tina Mathams is The ADHD Accountant and a Money Coach specializin...

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June 6, 2022

Raising a Financially Responsible Child

You've been working hard on your finances, but you have kids who love to spend money almost as wildly as you used to. How do we teach our children about money? Below are age-appropriate ways to raise a financially responsible...

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May 30, 2022

10 Quick Summer Money Tips

After working hard to budget and save money the majority of the year, summer is a reward we give ourselves. Summer represents fun in the sun and vacations, spending that hard-earned money. Having ADHD can make it harder to re...

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May 23, 2022

8 Ways to Gamify Your Finances

The brain of an ADHDer like me switches to the off position when we think about saving, budgeting, investing, and planning for our future. Turning our finances into a game can help. What makes you want to keep playing your …

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May 16, 2022

Sacrifices: My ADHD Money Awakening Story

ADHD makes managing money hard. It requires a lot of starts & stops, trials & failures, recovering, bouncing back, and resilience. We may intellectually understand why managing your money is essential, but when it comes to im...

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May 9, 2022

ADHD and Divorce: How to Navigate Stressful Times when Separating

Navigating Stressful Times in an ADHD Divorce If you have ADHD, divorce can be extra messy and emotional. You owe it to yourself, and you deserve the clarity, knowledge, and support needed to be your number one advocate and c...

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April 25, 2022

Investing Psychology for ADHDers 101

Successful long-term investing is not so much about the tax treatment of your account or which investments you select. Those things are important, but they pale in comparison to the most critical variable of investing. That's...

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April 18, 2022

Nine Key Investing Concepts Every Beginner (and Pro) Should Know

Today we are going to talk about 9 key investing principles and concepts that every beginner (or pro) investor should understand. I have been fielding more and more questions from clients about how to get started investing, a...

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April 11, 2022

ADHD and Lifestyle Creep

In this episode I talk all things lifestyle creep through the ADHD lens! Join my Facebook group! Want to work with me? Check out my ADHD Planning & Coaching service.

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April 4, 2022

Is Buying or Leasing more ADHD-Friendly?

It's time for a new car. Should you lease or should you buy? In this episode, I'll talk about the differences between the two options and confess my preference. I believe one option is more ADHD-friendly than the other. Outli...

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March 28, 2022

I'm Out of Debt, Now What? & Can you see ADHD on a Brain Scan?

Take a look into your future... You’ve paid off your debt, and you have a clean slate. It feels great, doesn’t it? The next big step is building your emergency fund. How much to plan for is up to the …

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March 21, 2022

Avoiding the ADHD Debt Cycle and Financial Burnout

You've spent six months repairing your financial situation. You are completely out of debt. But now you are tired prone to a slip-up. Your credit cards with zero balances are staring at you begging to be used. This is the …

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March 14, 2022

Facing your Money Monster with Christine Luken

This week I am switching it up and pulling out an interview I recorded many months ago for my old podcast, Invest Smarter. This was going to be my last episode for that podcast, but I instead decided I would …

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March 7, 2022

Yes, There's a Word for That: Procrastivity! & Are You Leaving Free M…

You know that thing that happens where you need to do a big important thing, but then you do a million little not important things instead? Well, there is a word for that. Procrastivity. In today's show, I talk about …

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Feb. 28, 2022

Are These Three Things Killing your Budget?

In this episode, we continue the budget conversation. Specifically, we are talking about budget killers. For ADHDers and neurotypicals alike, food, one-off purchases, and subscriptions are the most common reasons we find ours...

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Feb. 21, 2022

Hyperfixations & Budgets & Taxes, oh my!

The main thrust of today's show is to tell you about the 50/30/20 budgeting rule. It is a rule that can help you diagnose where your most significant budgeting issues lie. That leads me to a conversation about one of …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Ideas to Make More Money! & ADHDers are Creative...and Dramatic?

Today on the show, we are talking about making more money! Now, this is not just to have more money. It is really because you've realized how important financial security and peace of mind are to you, and you have …

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Feb. 7, 2022

Credit Cards and ADHD go Together Like Forks and Power Outlets

Today on the show, we are talking about credit cards and getting out of debt! Credit cards and ADHD should generally not be combined. I'll talk about how debt is terrible for our mental and physical health. I'll ultimately ex...

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Jan. 31, 2022

Let's Talk ADHD Money Mindset

Today on the show we are taking a pause and talking about mindset. Next week we will get back into it with strategies for paying off debt! One of the most common questions and comments I have been receiving is …

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Jan. 24, 2022

Why ADHDers Should have a Life Happens (Emergency) Fund

Today during the non-financial topic, I talk about ADHD and time management. I then share how I use my external hard drive (AKA, my planner). We then get into the financial topic, the next step in our financial journey. Once …

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Jan. 17, 2022

How to Budget when you Have ADHD

Are you excited to start your budget? I know I am! When I started budgeting this way, my entire financial life began to transform. I had finally figured out a way to become mindful of my spending in a way …

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Jan. 10, 2022

The ADHD Spending Devil vs. the One Page Plan

It looks like you've made it to episode #2 of the podcast! That is awesome. Today we are talking about the one-page ADHD-friendly financial plan. I also share a personal struggle and wrap up with a listener question. Do you …

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