Budget and impulse buying — ADD Tip o the day 255

I was asked to comment on budget and impulse buying.   I might not be the best person for this, but – will offer a few thoughts:

We were never able to keep a budget and spent a lot of time and energy fretting and fighting about it, until we got some help.  The big trick was to write down everything we spent for a month, every cent.  Hard to do.  And to write down all the expectable and repeatable expenses, like mortgage, insurance, taxes, etc.

It became clear that in our case, the big issue was travel.  If we skimped and saved on every other category, it wouldn’t really make much difference at the end of the year, but travel – wow!

With that clear, we had a lot less friction and worry, and just had to struggle over the travel budget.  That’s still hard to deal with, but at least it’s only one thing, and things are much better.

I highly recommend that strategy, find out where your discretionary money is really going.  

More later.  In the meantime, I suggest asking  yourself if you’re really serious about doing something about this.


interesting book review and discussion clik here

(relates to reading, see previous Tips 254 and 158 )      add, adhd, add and coping, coping with adhd, add and reading, adhd and reading, living with add, living with adhd

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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3 Responses to Budget and impulse buying — ADD Tip o the day 255

  1. Pingback: Problems with money — ADD Tip o the Day 321 | ADDadultstrategies

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