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Rent Vs. Buy: The American Dream Doesn't Have To Be A Nightmare

There's plenty to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy a home. We spoke with a financial planning adviser who helped us get things sorted.
Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 22, 2016

Buying a home is complicated. Before sealing the deal, buyers have to consider their credit scores, make sure they have the money for a down payment, decide on a mortgage, consider how long they plan on being in a location, and so on and so forth. On the other hand, renting a home takes away the majority of the hassle — and the chance to build wealth. 

So when does it make sense to rent instead of buying a home and vice versa? 

We sat down with financial planning adviser Michael Guillemette, who gave us plenty to consider.