Nov 02, 2023

FinCap Friday: Is it Better to Rent or Buy?

Buying a home in America is considered a major part of living the American dream! For most, it represents an investment in your future, the promise of a place to call your own, and a cornerstone of pride and security. Many people assume buying a home is always better than renting. However, there's a lot to consider when deciding between being a tenant or a homeowner. The reality of making this decision is far more nuanced with a long list of factors that influence this major life choice. Tune into this week's FinCap Friday below to explore the advantages and drawbacks to both sides of this classic debate:


Click here to access the Kahoot quiz and discussion prompt. If you're short on time, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck! You might even prefer to embed the quiz questions into the video with this Edpuzzle video!


About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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