Talk to the hippo


HippoMany people think that buying is automatically better than renting; this is not always the case. However, it can be tricky to figure out whether buying a house is in fact better for you, so I love tools that make it easier to figure out if you’re ready to own a house. This one is especially fun: MortgageHippo goes through a great quiz to figure out if you’re truly ready. Check it out here.

(Note: you can go through the quiz and give no information whatsoever to the company regarding actually getting a mortgage.)