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I hope you can help. What does an independent, savvy single woman do when most of her single income is tied up in a mortgage and living costs? On the one hand it's great to be financially independent, but it doesn't leave anything left over to socialize and meet potential partners. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated.

Michael Karstens
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIFA, BS, CFP®

Keith Smith
K.P. Smith Asset Management
(402) 392-0509
9910 N. 48th Street Suite 112
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, PhD

Mrs. Elizabeth A. Williams, CFP®
(402) 331-1429
5753 Mark St
Papillion, NE
Firm
Estate & Wealth Planning, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management
Key Considerations
Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Ronald J. Goracke, CFP®
(402) 330-1200
12110 Port Grace Blvd Ste 200
Lavista, NE
Firm
Goracke & Associates
Areas of Specialization
Divorce Issues
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Dennis M. King, CFP®
(402) 399-9111
12325 Port Grace Blvd
Lavista, NE
Firm
Securities America Advisors In

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Jason Hiley
Karstens Investment Counsel, Inc.
(402) 492-2727
10250 Regency Circle, Suite 100
Omaha, NE
Expertises
Women's Financial Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. J. A. Abels, CFP®
(402) 331-1429
5753 Mark St
Papillion, NE
Firm
Family Estate Planning, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Paul R. Lofties, CFP®
(402) 399-9111
12325 Port Grace Blvd
LaVista, NE
Firm
Securities America Inc

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Mr. Shawn L. Erlbacher, CFP®
(712) 490-2464
1117 Stony Point Dr
Papillion, NE
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Risk Management, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Mark Edward Pogreba, CFP®
(402) 339-8252
1200 Golden Gate Dr
Papillion, NE
Firm
Raymond James and Associates
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000



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So Many Living Expenses There's no Money Left for my Life!

Q: I hope you can help. What does an independent, savvy single woman do when most of her single income is tied up in a mortgage and living costs? On the one hand it's great to be financially independent, but it doesn't leave anything left over to socialize and meet potential partners. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated... -KLM, Australia


 

First congratulations for being a home owner! That is very savvy of you. With that being said, you don't want to be in a situation where your finances are so tight there is no room to breathe or socialize!

Start by coming up with a realistic number of how much extra you need a month. Once you have that number, you can start looking for it in other places in your budget. Perhaps you can bring your lunch to work, so you have extra money to go out at night. Or maybe you don't need your cable TV or other monthly subscriptions we tend to forget about. You can also carpool to work to help with commuting costs.

The next place to examine is your fixed expenses. Do you have a gym you aren't using? Or are your car payments too high? If so, consider a less expensive model. If you carry credit card debt, the interest payments can really weigh you down as well. Deal with the debt and eliminate it as fast as you can.

On a final note, if your mortgage is too much to handle right now, perhaps you need to refinance and get a better rate. Or consider moving to another home where your payments will be less.

These are all great habits to integrate whether you are single or in a relationship!


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