I found a great post at Best Homes in Broward, a real estate site in Broward County Florida that reminds us why it is better to buy a home and enjoy the fruits of building up equity rather than rent for a long period of time and waste your money. INHO, you work too hard to earn your money than to waste it on renting for the long term. Renting is fine when you are learning the area. But once you have figured out what you want and where you want to live, I recommend buying. You build up equity and can use that equity in a number of ways. But that is for another time.
Take a look at the article and see what you think. They would appreciate the conversation.