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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.

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

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®

Ms. Linda Anne Yates, CFP®
(712) 256-7183
103 North Ave
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
ING Financial Partners

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Ms. Cynthia A. Keithley, CFP®
(712) 322-2444
928 Valley View Dr
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
iRetire Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Life Transitions, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mrs. Katerina M. Wiese, CFP®
(402) 930-3020
1004 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE
Firm
America First Investment Advisors, LLC

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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®

Mr. R. Scott Darrah, CFP®
(712) 256-4900
120 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
Ameriprise Financial
Areas of Specialization
Banking, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning

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Mr. Ron E. Dickinson, CFP®
(712) 328-2600
533 S Main St
Council Bluffs, IA
Firm
RE Dickinson Investment Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Real Estate
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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

Profession: Not Applicable

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Andrew Hunt, CFP®
(402) 938-6016
1001 Gallup Dr
Omaha, NE
Firm
Guide Rock Capital Management, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Wealth Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Mr. William Alan Callahan, CFP®
(402) 341-2000
3157 Farnam St Ste 7112
Omaha, NE
Firm
Callahan Financial Planning Company
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

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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