I was talking to a coworker the other day and he was telling me about an article he just read arguing that it was better to rent than own a house. He said that the article took into account all the taxes and maintenance fees that come with owning a house. Not to mention how expensive houses can be. The article apparently did some math and showed how it could be better financially to rent. My coworker believes this and he's decided that renting is better for him and said he'll rent for the rest of his life after reading the article. I grew up being told it was better to own than rent and so that's been my mindset for as long as I can remember. Does anyone here choose to rent? What are your reasons?