Cost of Use

Calculating Cost of Use – A Simple Solution to the Buy vs. Rent Choice

Gen Y Finance Guy New Rules, Real Estate 22 Comments

One of the interesting ways that I have come to look at things is by using the concept of the “Cost of Use.” Today I want to apply this concept to answer the ever controversial question of buying vs. Renting. As you have probably witnessed firsthand, like just about every topic in personal finance there is always a polarized stance on these types of topics. On the one hand you have the camp that believes you should buy a house no matter what and on the other side there is the camp that says you should never buy and rent for the rest of your life. But in reality, where you and I live, the answer to whether you should …