Cofounder, Enriched Couples — Measure, grow, and track healthy relationship habits with unified financial goals. 💑💸

Enriched Couples aims to increase civic engagement by providing our employees and customers with resources to take action.

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Today (January 19, 2021), Enriched Couples is proud to join Civic Alliance, a nonpartisan coalition of more than 1,000 businesses working together to encourage every American to participate in shaping our country’s future.

Civic Alliance strengthens our democracy by encouraging civic participation, supporting safe, accessible, and trusted elections, and building an engaged civic culture through tools, resources, events, and partnerships. Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works, Civic Alliance cultivates a community of companies united by a shared belief that an active democracy is good for business, and an engaged business community is good for democracy.

Decisions influencing social justice show up in many forms within Enriched Couples, we are steadfast supporters of civil rights activism. Civic engagement — including voting, protest, and accountability of elected officials that serve the public — is a win-win that aligns with our company’s guiding values. …

Ways, widgets, and services that can make daily life a little bit easier.

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The brain of a person with ADHD is a fascinating thing.

One minute, we might be folding laundry and half-watching The Bridgertons. The next we could easily be hyper-focusing on English royal titles, how they came to be, where they — wait a second, this is apparently relevant to my family heritage due to our geographic origins of passage to America on the Mayflower — and how did I end up on

The twists and turns that keep us constantly curious and on the move, intellectually or physically, can present challenges in our professional and personal lives each day. Since being diagnosed at age 30 with ADHD, I have learned just how helpful automation can be for self-managing mundane tasks I hate, healthy hygiene routines, work productivity, my emotional well-being, and more. …

This is a list of groups that serve and support fellow female and non-binary startup founders and women in tech.

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Cover image by Christina at Women of Color in Tech via Unsplash.

This was made and is maintained by Annette Miller, Cofounder and CEO of Enriched Couples. Say hi, submit suggestions, or ask what in the #%*@ family tech or financial therapy are via Twitter @millerannette.

These organizations boast a range of helpful resources (even with free membership) including:

  • Live and recorded events
  • Job boards
  • Member directories
  • Networking
  • Scholarship alerts
  • Training
  • Fundraising resources
  • Apprenticeship or internship matching
  1. Female Founders Alliance
  2. Female Founder Collective
  3. Hello Alice
  4. StartOut 🏳️‍🌈
  5. SoGal
  6. Women Who Startup
  7. Flik
  8. Women Founders…

Relationships, mental health, and financial stress all intersect due to social psychology.

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Money can be stressful. Throughout 2020, money has proven a widespread source of stress for Americans. Perhaps due to the visibility of this nationwide issue, there’s an emerging appreciation for the reality that economic stressors are emotionally activating.

Various national financial wellness reports from 2020 show financial health concerns also influence our sense of well-being:

Suicide prevention hotlines aren’t the only medium for suicide prevention and crisis support.

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Editor’s note: Most services on this list are available 24/7. They are also confidential, free of charge, and appropriate for any adult (unless otherwise indicated with an emoji).

After the year we have all endured, American men and womxn are at soaring susceptibility for mental health crises this December.

Every year, the holidays present unique challenges for our mental health. But, this is no ordinary, guilt-trip-from-your-parents or invasive-romantic-life-questions holiday season. The social cushioning where we ordinarily turn — the people who support us in coping with the old wounds visiting family can open — isn’t the same.

You or they may be feeling lonely, burnt out, or overwhelmed. Hopelessness is a very real reaction to the events of 2020 as well — and hopelessness is a very dangerous signal of suicidality. …

Use these sources to pack a personalized holiday mental health coping toolkit.

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I know I’m not alone.

As I settle into binging on better-than-usual Netflix holiday specials, I’m wondering (isn’t everyone?) if Christmas 2021 will look the same. It’s been a hell of a year. Stranded somewhere emotionally between “I have my health” and “I really wish I could see my friends,” it’s impossible to deny my own ambivalence this month.

The internet is full of bizarre misinformation about health and coping strategies during the pandemic. But, thankfully, these 11 scientific sources offer the gift we all need — trustworthy help for our sanity and survival.

Resource highlights:

😷 COVID-19 related coping strategies, its effect on mental health
🎁 Holiday season-specific articles, webinars
💁🏿 Peer-led support groups
💬 Suicide prevention chat, text, hotlines
📝 Symptom checkers and quizzes
😢 How to recognize complicated grief
🎢 Emotion regulation
🙅‍♀️ Setting boundaries with family
📱 Disability-specific apps
👨‍🏫 Skills and educational…

Systemic financial challenges are not easily solved with technology alone.

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A Forbes article on the limitations of fintech caught my attention this week. In it, Nik Milanović delivered a needed reminder that systemic financial problems — wage gaps, lending discrimination, predatory banking, wealth inequality, the pink tax — are not easily solved with pure technology.

Why? These financial problems are symptomatic of bigger issues. As Nik says, “Poverty and inequality present themselves as financial problems, [but] the financial aspect is often symptom, not cause.”

Indeed, the behavioral elements of financial wellness especially require a different point of intervention to improve users’ lives. …

ADHD is an engine for endless excess of ideas that never leave the draft folder.

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I just counted.

As of this writing, I have — and wow, this shocked even me! — 52 articles in various states of writing development. Some of those are admittedly no more than a topic idea, but the majority have a paragraph, several paragraphs, or a solid start to a fleshed-out form. But, some are half-written — and about 2 years old. They’re incomplete works of perfection! And works of split attention.

Narrowing focus vs opening to ideas

I’ve written previously about my distractability — and workarounds, like using dictation to write, that I use to combat that. Creativity is a familiar trait among those with neurodivergent disabilities, such as persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, and more. …

A simple, overlooked button can help you stretch dollars but not be rude.

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I recently bought a friend the Kitchenaid she had on her wedding registry — but not from the retailer where she made the registry.

The choice to shop around paid off. I saved over $100 versus the retail price I would have forked over if I bought directly from the Target registry.

What many fellow gift-giver may not realize is that gift-givers are not limited to buying registry-listed gifts directly from the registry retailer. By extension, we are not at the pricing whims of that singular store!

Etiquette — spend intentionally, mark as purchased

Although Americans love a great sale, we rarely talk about money. It’s taboo. But, in a year where nearly everyone is feeling financial pressure to some degree, it’s healthy to acknowledge we aren’t feeling great about our finances. …

For organizing your own thoughts on your finances, there are three ways you’ll benefit from these questions.

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Screenshot by Annette Miller of CFPB Financial Well-Being Questionnaire.

Before setting financial goals with your romantic partner, take a beat for a quick quiz that will bring clarity to the conversation.

This free CFPB tool gives you a pulse on your own financial wellness. (The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a U.S. government agency created during the Obama administration as part of the Dodd-Frank Act — that’s probably where you first heard of Elizabeth Warren, who fought tooth and nail for this agency to be passed into law. …

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