RENT, DON'T BUY
Recent years have seen the flowering of the rental economy. What started with streaming services such as Netflix and Pandora has become a full-on profusion of rental options as an alternative to buying. The upshot is less personal debt, less waste, and less over-accumulation even as you still get your hands on things you need or want. Cheapism.com researched rent-instead-of-buy concepts and identified 11 to consider -- including some that may surprise you.