We're suckers for cool information graphics — visual tools that break down complex ideas into more-easily digestible nuggets of information. The New York Times
features some of the best, including an update to their Is it Better to Buy or Rent? interactive graphic
. The tool allows you to enter a number of variables and weigh the options...The graphic is accompanied by a story by David Leonhardt. A long-time "evangelist for renting,"
he's decided to buy and talks through his reasoning. Check it out: As Home Prices Drop Low Enough, a Committed Renter Decides to Buy