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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.

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(401) 421-1777
251 Olney Street
Providence, RI
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Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Mr. Mark S. Buckley, CFP®
(401) 467-6800
511 Green Bush Road
East Greenwich, RI
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Law Office Of Mark S. Buckley
Areas of Specialization
Budget Development, Debt Management, Estate Planning, Legal Advice

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(401) 783-8647
18 Wayside Ct
Kingston, RI
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Bank On Mac
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Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, LGBT Individuals and Couples, Life Planning

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342 Broadway
Newport, RI
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(401) 846-9842
221 Third Street Suite 300
Newport, RI
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(401) 667-7334
420 Scrabbletown Road
North Kingstown, RI
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Robert Petrucelli, CPA
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Accounting, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Small Business Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Preparation
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Average Net Worth: $250,001 - $500,000

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(401) 626-1039
821 Main St
East Greenwich, RI
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(401) 841-5929
372 Broadway
Newport, RI
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(401) 244-3200
117 Metro Center Blvd
Warwick, RI
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(401) 354-9649
62 Crompton Avenue
West Warwick, RI
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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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