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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.

Roman Franklin
Franklin Financial Planning, Inc.
(678) 552-1087
235 Stonewall Ave W
Fayetteville, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, RFC

J. Brian Preston
Preston & Cleveland Wealth Management, LLC
(770) 898-4235
1611 S. Zack Hinton Parkway
McDonough, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Advising Medical Professionals, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA/PFS

Desmond Quigley
Quigley Financial
(678) 520-2327
132 Terrane Ridge
Peachtree City, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, EA

Helga Cuthbert
Cuthbert Financial Guidance
(404) 633-6420
836 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Bobbie Munroe
Fraser Financial
(404) 351-6976
1873 Volberg Street NW
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Robert Hockett
Cambridge Southern Financial Advisors
(770) 506-7377
505 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 105
Stockbridge, GA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Advising Medical Professionals, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®

Thomas Tillery
Paraklete Financial, Inc.
(770) 367-6167
1121 Astoria Lane
Peachtree City, GA
Expertises
Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU, CRPC, MSFS, EdM

Sandra Porter
Sandy Porter, LLC
(404) 377-4577
10 Candler Grove Drive
Decatur, GA
Expertises
Hourly Financial Planning Services, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BA, CFP®, CRPC, MA

Norris Edmonson
Beacon Financial Advisers, Inc.
(678) 750-1700
1429 Business Center Drive
Conyers, GA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Tax Planning, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CPA/PFS

Brian O'Neill
Cahaba Wealth Management, Inc.
(404) 549-7678
999 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 790
Atlanta, GA
Expertises
Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, High Net Worth Client Needs, Alternative or Private Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

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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