Living Single and Maximizing Money

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Single and not sorry — that’s how you live.

Sure, couples get a dual income, tax breaks and somebody else to blame when household finances take a downturn. But they fight over the remote, too. So, ya know, plusses and minuses.

Being single is not the exception these days. The gap between plus-one and plus-none has narrowed ever since the first time TVs with antennas were a thing (yes, over-the-air TV is making something of a comeback). It’s practically a 50/50 split between Americans who are married (135.9 million) and those who never married, are widowed or are divorced (130.3 million), according to a 2022 U.S. Census Bureau document.

Here are six things you can do to maximize your money when it’s your world and everybody else is…

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This article was written by Hal M. Bundrick, CFP® and originally published on