Rent Vs Buy

Breaking It Down-Rent Vs Buy with Fidelity


I will admit…I definitely catch myself daydreaming about the day that I can finally afford to buy a house. Over the past 6 years from NYC to LA I have been a renting apartments thinking to myself, “Am I just wasting my money?” This week I have partnered with Fidelity Investments to break it down and give us insight on how we can financially prepare to Rent or Buy a home.

Tuesday, February 9 at 8pm EST, we are speaking with @JeanChatzky and @BrittneyCastro about “Breaking It Down, Rent vs. Buy” with Fidelity Investments.

Jean Chatzky is an American financial journalist, author and motivational speaker. Chatzky has given personal financial advice on various TV shows. She is the financial editor for NBC’s Today Show.

Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, entrepreneur and personal finance expert for women, is the Founder & CEO of Financially Wise Women, a Los Angeles based financial planning firm for women. She specializes in working with busy, established professional and entrepreneurial women who are passionate about life and want to finally understand money – how to manage it, save it, invest it, and protect it- in a fun and simple way.

Some of our talking points:

• If we are currently in debt is buying a home something one can consider?
• How can having a good or bad credit score have an impact on the ability to buy a home?
• How can we find out if we are throwing away money paying rent?
• Can you buy a house with less than 20% down?
• How can those of us in debt create a plan to pay of debt while saving to afford a home?

Looking forward to chatting with you Tuesday, February 9 at 8 pm EST about “Breaking It Down, Rent vs. Buy” with @Fidelity on #MillennialTalk!

2 thoughts on “Breaking It Down-Rent Vs Buy with Fidelity

  1. Avatar Luke Vandenberg says:

    Hi! If possible, after this is done, would you consider turning it into a blog post, using some of the responses and breakdowns? As a REALTOR I’d love to be able to possibly share some of this info. (I’m in Canada, so it may not all relate directly, but the basic ideas remain the same!) Thanks!

    1. Hi Luke. We’ve actually created a recap of our chat this week. I’m sure as well that the basics are similar. You can find it here Feel free to share and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much, Chelsea

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