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Sarkis Interview on Sirius XM 11/6

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Books, Health, Money, School|Tags: , , |

ADD and Your Money Listen In! On Tuesday 11/6 from 8-9am EDT, I will be interviewed about ADHD and money. You can hear it on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, Channel 81 in the segment "Everyday Health" with Dr. Carol Bernstein. Can't listen in then? No worries! It will replay again from 8-9pm EDT. [...]

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Why You Should Know Your Accounts & Charges

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00 August 2nd, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Money|Tags: , , , , , |

A few months ago while I was reconciling my accounts on Quicken, I discovered AT&T was still billing me for my phone line that was supposed to be rolled into my Uverse account. So they made an extra $25 a month on an account they had supposedly cancelled. Not only that, but when I called customer [...]

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Don’t touch that! It can cost you.

By | 2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Money, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

When you touch an item on a store shelf, you are much more likely to buy it, according to a study by Wolf, Arkes, & Muhanna (2008). This is the reason why you are encouraged to "try before you buy" or "take a test drive" as soon as possible. Once you touch something, it registers into [...]

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Six-year-olds write checks?? I did.

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 February 5th, 2010|Categories: Money|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you think my dad should stop payment? For those of you who can't see the image above: http://www.stephaniesarkis.com/wp/?attachment_id=688 My dad recently found this gem - a check I wrote when I was 6 years old. I figured hey, I watch my parents write checks, so obviously when you write a check, you get [...]

Controlling Holiday Spending

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 December 9th, 2009|Categories: Holidays, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Here are some tips to help stop overspending during the holidays. Determine a “Want” from a “Need" Do you or the gift recipient really need that?? Seriously?? Pick One Person Out of the Family Instead of buying gifts for your entire family, have everyone in the family pick one name out of a hat. And set [...]

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Received the first copies of “ADD and Your Money”!

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:48+00:00 November 10th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Books, Money|Tags: , , , |

There are few things that compare to seeing the finished version of your book for the first time. I've never had kids, but I'm guessing the feeling is somewhat akin to seeing your baby for the first time. And the gestation period is roughly the same for each!! It's such a privilege to be experiencing for [...]

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Important info on special-needs trusts

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:13+00:00 June 19th, 2008|Categories: ADHD, Autism, Money|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

If you are the parent of a special-needs child, figuring out long-term care or income for your child can be an anxiety-provoking experience.  Especially when you find out that having even a little money in the bank can disqualify your child from receiving assistance such as Medicaid or Social Security/Disability benefits. A special-needs trust, or supplemental trust, allows money [...]

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