MoneyWise


The Pennywise Diner

January 15, 2019

How often does your family eat out or get takeout? Two or three times per week? With today’s hectic lifestyles, buying prepared food is definitely convenient if your budget can take it.  On this MoneyWise, Rob West and Steve Moore have a few tips on how to eat out with the family and still keep the costs down. 

Then, they answer your questions at (800) 525-7000 and questions@moneywise.org about the following:

  • If you're presently renting in New York but plan to move soon, should you listen to people who say renting is a waste of money and buy a house? 
  • If you have a home equity loan at 6% and the interest rate keeps increasing, should you refinance?
  • If you have rental properties, but taxes, insurance and upkeep are costing more than you receive in rent, would it be better selling those properties?
  • If you and your husband  just bought a home at the top your budget and now  you’re feeling strapped, should you consider dipping into your retirement fund to make ends meet?

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