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Penny Williams

Budgeting can be tough for so many people, but ADHD definitely adds an additional hurdle. When my husband and I were first married in the late 90s, we used the envelope system. We divied up our paychecks into the envelopes based on what was budgeted for each category. When we went to the grocery, we grabbed that envelope and only spent what we had. It’s a huge pain, but was worth it to control our spending on a tight budget.

I now use Mint for budgeting and paying bills. It’s free and I find it very helpful.

Here’s more on gaining control of your finances when you have ADHD:

How to Manage Your Money with ADHD

ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism