Renting vs. Buying

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Taught by Stephanie Genkin, CFP®

Stephanie Genkin is an independent fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Previously, she was a senior television news producer at CNN covering business, economics and personal finance. Her career explaining complicated money issues began more than 10 years ago when she landed a gig at CNNfn and she's been hooked ever since.  Stephanie earned a Certificate in Financial Planning from NYU and is an adjunct instructor at NYU's School of Professional Studies, Department of Finance & Law.  She is an active member of the Financial Planning Association of New York and is frequently quoted in the media (Yahoo Finance, USA TodayHuffington PostMSN MoneyAARP and others) on personal finance issues.

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Is it better to rent or buy? 

The answer depends on a number of factors.

This class will cover the pros and cons of owning vs renting as well as:

  • the real cost of ownership 
  • financial considerations before you take the plunge
  • why your credit score/credit history matters
  • the impact of market conditions 
  • opportunity costs 
  • how to build your net worth as a renter

Whether you are seriously considering buying a place or just dreaming about owning a home one day, this class will help you better understand one of the biggest financial decisions of your life.

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