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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.

Thomas Conway
Connemara Fee Only Planning, LLC
(301) 998-6595
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW - 7th Floor
Washington, DC
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Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, JD

Jeffrey Zures
Sanchez & Zures, LLC
(703) 349-0330
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC
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Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Tax Planning
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Lisa Kirchenbauer
Omega Wealth Management, LLC
(703) 387-0919
200 North Glebe Road, Suite 812
Arlington, VA
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Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Advising Entrepreneurs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Ongoing Investment Management
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Carolyn Walder
Lifetime Wealth Planning and Management LLC
(703) 519-1254
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 410
National Harbor, MD
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Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Paul Cocozza
Cocozza Financial Planning, Ltd.
(703) 276-1243
3400 21st Avenue North
Arlington, VA
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Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Tax Planning, Real Estate Investments
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

James Ludwick
MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc.
(202) 448-9032
1425 K St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC
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Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, Real Estate Investments, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Claire Emory
Clarity Financial Planning
(703) 465-5116
1655 Fort Myer Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA
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Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Ongoing Investment Management
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MA, MBA

Timothy Wesling
Wesling Financial Planning Services Corp.
(703) 535-8280
101 N. Columbus Street, Suite 402
Alexandria, VA
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Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Divorce Planning
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NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, AIF, CDFA, CFP®, CMFC

Marjorie Burnett
MAB Financial Planning
(703) 528-3205
2739 N. Radford Street
Arlington, VA
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Tax Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, JD

Carolyn Walder
Lifetime Wealth Planning and Management LLC
(703) 519-1254
211 North Union Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
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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