Diane Lim is a DC-area economist dedicated to wise, fiscally-responsible and socially-valuable public policies, and a mom dedicated to four great kids. She teaches both economics and yoga, but not at the same time. The views she express here are just her own.

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Features by Diane Lim - Economist Mom

Financial Feud: Cheap party vs. Bachelorette blowout

Would you go all out for a friend's bachelorette party or plan something more affordable? Our experts weigh in on an argument between one listener and her sister's bridal party. See what they say and weigh in.
Posted In: game, bachelorette party

Financial Feud: Bagged lunch vs. Lunch out

Matt and his wife constantly argue over lunch. He likes to eat out with coworkers. She wants him to brown bag it and save money. Who's right? See what our experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: food costs, working lunch

Financial Feud: Tipping vs. Stiffing for bad service

Have you ever stiffed a waiter for bad service, or do you think they deserve a tip no matter what? Weigh in and help a listener named Briana resolve the spat she had with her husband.
Posted In: tipping, food costs

Financial Feud: Keep it private vs. Share your story

Would you feel comfortable sharing your personal finances with a national news organization (like Marketplace Money, for example)? A listener named Jay did. His wife did not. Find out what happened.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting

Financial Feud: Rent an apartment vs. A home

Sean and his wife can't agree on where to live. She wants to rent a single-family home. He wants to move into a smaller place and spend as little as possible. Who has the stronger argument? Hear from our experts.
Posted In: rent, Budgeting, debt

Financial Feud: Grocery Cost vs. Quality

Do you think quality groceries are worth the extra cost or a waste of money? A listener named Maura has been debating the issue with her husband. See what our experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: groceries, food costs
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