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Nov 19, 2010
Active listening is an important skill that will help any adult with ADD in the business world. I think the reason why many ADD adults have problems with listening is that they were taught to listen passively. Most of us were programmed to listen by school teachers who would lecture... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
With the struggling economy, more adults with ADHD are coming to Adult ADD and Money looking for advice on how to deal with ADHD as it relates to their career. Because I am not an expert when it relates to career advice, I have listed three very useful articles for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
I am always looking for great stories about adults with ADD, I especially like stories about ADD entrepreneurs who start a business to deal with an issues that affects many people with ADD. While surfing the internet I found an article from the Rancho Sante Fe Review about Sean Conway.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
One of the things that make adults with ADD good entrepreneurs is that they are able to juggle multiple business opportunities at once. The downside of this is that there is a good chance that one or more of your businesses are going to fail. In most school systems there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
When thinking about the word NO, I tend to think about the negative connotation that the word NO has attached to it. NO I can't do this, NO I can't afford that; it makes you feel like a failure when you have to tell someone NO. Many people with ADHD... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
Many ADD entrepreneurs thrive on the fact that they can work on growing their business without all of the structure of being employed by someone else. While the structure of a 9 to 5 job might not be ideal for an ADD adult, an ADD entrepreneur should establish some structure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
Recent economic turmoil has caused many adults to create their own employment by starting a new business. Owning a small business can be a great career path for an ADD adult. However not all new business opportunities are ideal for adults with ADD. Many ADD entrepreneurs make the mistake of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
One thing that I have noticed when dealing with adults with ADD, is that sometimes there is a reluctance to highlight their strengths and achievements. Letting other people know about your strengths and achievements is crucial in order to advance in your career. If you are doing a terrific job... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
Adults with ADD tend to be more impulsive than the general population. Many of the ADD adults that I know have tended to switch jobs and/or careers more often than someone who does not have ADD. If you are truly bored or frustrated with your current position it might be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2010 at Adult ADD / ADHD Career
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Mar 15, 2010
John MacKenzie has worked with small businesses for several years. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from Northeastern University, and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. John is a special assistant and business advisor for Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2010 at John W. MacKenzie
Here are some highlights from episode #9: Jackie is a dietitian who has issues with spending and whose lifestyle is supported by both her boyfriend and her father. Jackie Dad and his girlfriend move in with Jackie. Jackie struggles with the $40 dollars a day cash diet, that her father has put her on. Jackie go to the bar with her friends, and was a little embarrassed to tell her friends that her father and boyfriend supported her.Jackie's boyfriend had movers take away all of the stuff the he owns to show her how she would live with out his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Julie is a former professional cheerleader who is currently a dental assistant. Julie says her ex-boyfriend supported her lavish lifestyle. She is currently trying to maintain that lifestyle, and is failing at doing that. Her main spending seems to be her sports car and on clothing and beauty. Julie's mom came to move in with her and her brother for a week. Here are some highlights for the Bank of Mom and Dad (Julie): Julie deals with her dating issues about her belief that a man should support her financially. Julie brother and mother confront her about her lying about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Stacey wants to be a teacher, but she has struggled with her studies and have maxed out 14 credit cards, and she is only 22. Here are some highlights from the episode: * Stacey is the first women on the show to move in with her mother, because she does not have a home to live in. * Stacey spends $200 a month on doggie clothes, and over $400 a month on her car. * Stacey's grandmother cosigned on her car loan and Stacey's late payments has caused her to avoid her grandmother * Stacey plays her divorced parents against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Carmela is a bride to be whose main challenge is overspending on clothes and beauty. Carmela's parents seem very confrontational, but her parents confrontation seems to be warranted because of Carmela's negative attitude. Carmela's attitude during the debt showdown seemed to even agitate Farnoosh. Key Highlights: Farnoosh showed Carmela that if she continued with minimum payments on her debt it would take her until 2018. Clothing swap - Carmela family and friends came over to swap a couple of items, Carmela struggled with swapping her clothes. Make up - Carmela went to a make up artist whose showed her how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Do you want to see how the women of Bank and Mom & Dad are doing today. now has updates from all of the young women from the show. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Shameeka is a registered nurse who has a strained relationship with her parents. I was shocked at the fact she was spending more than double her income each month. With all of her spending, her apartment lacked basic furnishings. Shameeka's root issue is spending a lot of money on clothes and beauty. This episode deals with a lot of the emotional issues related to Shameeka's compulsive shopping. More specifically it deals with the relationship between Shameeka and her mom, and how that this is likely the main trigger to her emotional spending. The last part of the episode focuses on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Here are a few highlights from Episode #4 - Sarah the Beauty Queen: Sarah seems like a typical beauty queen and pageants (clothing and training) have caused a lot of her debt. Sarah borrowed money from her boyfriend, which can causesa lot of stress in a relationship.Sarah's parent have a lot of guilt from not teaching her how to manage money. Sarah like a lot of people is ignoring her debt so that she does not have to deal with it, unfortunately debt can not be ignored. Throughout the episode you can tell that part of Sarah's issues is related... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Here are a couple of reviews of Bank and Mom and Dad: -"Bank of Mom and Dad feels like a cross between a thinly premised chick-lit novel and a debt-counseling session, which is to say that it's a semi-comedic feel-good makeover exercise." Blog Critics - "After this well-spent hour of watching television, you’ll come away with the money coach’s three initial steps to busting your debt. These steps alone will keep you coming back, week after week, for more how-to steps for getting yourself out of debt. " Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Are you a big fan of the Bank of Mom and Dad? Here are a couple of good websites that you should visit. SoapNet: Official Page Facebook : Bank of Mom and Dad fanpage Wise Bread : Could Tough Love cure Financial Irresponsibility Farnoosh Torabi : Official Website of Farnoosh Twitter : Bank of Mom and Dad twitter fan page Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Highlights from Episode #3 Dina is an actress/model who is living with her boyfriend and can't even pay her boyfriend who she lives with $40.00 for rent. Dina does not have a full time job so that she can focus on her acting/modeling career. Dina is very overwhelmed by all of her past due bills. Dina mother and uncle moved in with her and the first task they gave her was to work at a diner for a half of day, Dina struggled with the work and seems like a very spoiled child. Another task was to do chores around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Danielle is a 28 year old fashion designer who has a husband and a 2 year old. The first part of the episode that was interesting is when Danielle tried to estimate her debt. Her actual debt is $41,000 she estimated it at $29,000 and her parents estimated it at $12,000. That part of the episode really hit home just how important it is to have an accurate picture of your debt. Apron receipt and Wigs- Danielle's Mom helps Danielle by getting Hair Care and Wig Care tips from a stylist.This should help her limit her spending on hair care.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page
Have you missed an episode of Bank and Mom and Dad. You can now watch them any time you want on Hulu. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2009 at Bank of Mom and Dad Fan Page