Renting vs. Buying

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Taught by Stephanie Genkin, CFP®, CDFA®

Stephanie Genkin is an independent fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Certified Life Coach. Previously, she was a senior television news producer at CNN covering business, economics and personal finance. Her career explaining complicated money issues began 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 a member of the Financial Therapy Association  and is frequently quoted in the media (Yahoo Finance, USA Today, Forbes, Glamour, MSN 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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