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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.

Scott Beaudin
Pathway Financial Advisors, LLC
(802) 660-7086
110 Main Street, Suite 401
Burlington, VT
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Donald Dempsey
Dempsey Investment Management, LLC
(802) 764-5815
PO Box 1591
Williston, VT
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Scott A Beaudin, CFP®
(802) 660-7086
110 Main St
Burlington, VT
Firm
Pathway Financial Advisors LLC

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Mr. Jared A Larrow, CFP®
(802) 865-2326
2 Church St Ste 4F
Burlington, VT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Long-Term Care, Planning for Couples, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Debra A. Behm, CFP®
(802) 363-4381
11 Yandow Dr
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Debra Behm, CPA, PLC
Areas of Specialization
Tax Planning

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Jamie Milne
Milne Financial Planning, Inc.
(802) 476-0602
76 Ethan Allen Drive, Suite 4
South Burlington, VT
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Socially Responsible Investments, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Divorce Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CDFA, CFP®, MBA

Mr. Michael J. Mathon, CFP®
(802) 861-4040
110 Main St Ste 300
Burlington, VT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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Mr. Wm. Brendan Walsh, CFP®
110 Main St Ste 102
Burlington, VT
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

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Ms. Brigette L. White, CFP®
(802) 863-5534
346 Shelburne Rd
Burlington, VT
Firm
Associates in Finl Planning
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Mr. Marc V. Fragola, CFP®
(802) 865-5000
620 Hinesburg Rd
South Burlington, VT
Firm
Fleischer Jacobs Group
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

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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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