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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.

James Winter
Mountaineer Financial Planning, LLC
(304) 722-2065
410 6th Avenue
St. Albans, WV
Expertises
Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS, MBA

Mr. James M. Witt, CFP®
(304) 346-0441
PO Box 2629
Charleston, WV
Firm
Arnett & Foster
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Insurance Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Mr. David S. Long Jr., CFP®
(304) 353-9029
P.O. Box 671
Charleston, WV
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Casey J. Robinson, CFP®
(304) 353-3050
500 Lee St E Ste 300
Charleston, WV
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Data Provided by:
Mr. Alan M. Moore, CFP®
(304) 348-7081
300 Summers St., 3rd floor
Charleston, WV
Firm
BB&T

Data Provided by:
Mr. James M. O'Connor, CFP®
(304) 347-2519
500 Lee St E Ste 1100
Charleston, WV
Firm
Merrill Lynch
Areas of Specialization
Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Long-Term Care, Mortgages, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
David Keith Sowards Jr., CFP®
(304) 353-9046
500 Lee St E Ste 300
Charleston, WV
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Service Professionals

Data Provided by:
Mr. Christopher Heller, CFP®
(304) 353-9035
500 Lee St E Ste 300
Charleston, WV
Firm
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Life Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

Data Provided by:
Mr. Blaise M. Robeson, CFP®
(304) 348-5097
900 Lee St E Fl 3
Charleston, WV
Firm
Huntington Investment Company

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Ms. Mary Jane Kendall, CFP®
(304) 720-7625
12 Kenton Drive
Charleston, WV
Firm
Ameriprise Financial Services,

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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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