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G. Brian Davis

G. Brian Davis is a real estate investor, personal finance writer, and travel addict mildly obsessed with FIRE. He spends nine months of the year in Abu Dhabi, and splits the rest of the year between his hometown of Baltimore and traveling the world.
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40 Best Gift Ideas for Techies & Technology Lovers (on Every Budget)

At its core, technology solves problems. Sometimes, these problems are obvious, like your office being so loud you can't hear yourself think (solution: noise-canceling headphones). But just as often, we don't realize what an inconvenience...
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28 Best Gift Ideas for Gamers (on Every Budget)

Need to buy a gift for a gamer but don't know where to start? You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on gifts for gamers. Sure, there are expensive options they're bound to get...
Man Working Remotely

19 Jobs That Let You Work Remotely From Home (or Anywhere in the World)

The world gets smaller, flatter, and more digitized every day. Consider a 2018 study reported by CNBC, which found that 70% of professionals worldwide now telecommute at least one day every week. And among...
Girl Roommates Talking

21 Screening Questions to Ask Potential Roommates Before Signing a Lease Agreement

Finding a new roommate to share your apartment or home can be tricky. You will have to share everything from utility bills to common areas like the bathroom and the kitchen. Screening potential roommates before you sign a rental agreement or lease will improve your relationship and ensure a positive co-living experience. Ask questions about their financial status, their personality, and their lifestyle to screen potential roommates and find a good fit.
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9 Ways to Get Health Insurance Coverage Without a Job

Whether you’re unemployed, self-employed, employed without health coverage, or aiming to retire before you’re eligible for Medicare, it’s risky to go without health insurance. The good news is that you’re not alone. And when millions of people find themselves in the same quandary, solutions tend to emerge. Here are the best solutions for you to consider if you don’t get employer health benefits, don’t yet qualify for Medicare, and don’t like the idea of going without health insurance.
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10 Best Places to Go Heli-Skiing in North America

Heli-skiing sure ain't cheap, but it's a heck of a rush. To get the best powder, the most pristine runs, and the possibility of the first descent down a drop, you can't beat heli-skiing. Heli-skiing...
Credit Blocks Letters

How to Establish & Build Business Credit Fast

If you've ever applied for a mortgage or car loan, you know how much your personal credit score impacts your interest rate, fees, and down payment. But many small-business owners are less familiar with how...
Negotiate Lower Apartment Rent Payments

12 Ways to Negotiate Your Lease & Lower Your Apartment Rent (Without Moving)

If you're like most renters, rent is the biggest expense in your monthly budget. That means it has the greatest potential impact on your savings rate. But you probably think of your rent as a...
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Minimum Income You Need to Rent an Apartment in New York City Neighborhoods

Rent in New York City is notoriously expensive. Those rent-controlled apartments on "Friends" and "Sex and the City" weren't remotely realistic in terms of what the average 20- or 30-something can afford. According to...
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8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Turnkey Real Estate Properties

Fixer-uppers aren't for everyone. Sure, some real estate investors create equity by renovating properties. But hiring, managing, and negotiating with contractors comes with its own headaches. And some investors don't have the stomach for hassling with permits,...
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11 Ways Retirement Has Changed Over the Last 25 Years

The only constant in life is change. But it's shocking how quickly the notion of retirement has changed in recent memory. A century ago, there was no Social Security, Medicare, or health insurance. Pensions didn't...
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Digital Money, IDs & Payments: A World Without Wallets Is Closer Than You Think

Cash will never completely disappear. How else will the Marty and Wendy Byrdes of the world launder their money? Still, the role of cash, physical driver's licenses, physical credit cards, and other staples of a...