G. Brian Davis
198 POSTS 0 COMMENTSG. 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.
Bad credit doesn’t mean you can’t own a home. But the worse your credit, the harder it is to qualify for an affordable loan. And just because you can buy a home even with poor credit doesn’t mean you should. Read on to learn what to consider when buying a home with less-than-perfect credit.
Most of us know having kids comes with extra costs, such as clothing, food, and possibly college tuition. But kids require more than just food and clothes. There are hidden costs of raising a child many parents-to-be overlook. Here are some common expenses you should be sure to take into account.
Homeowners face an uphill battle against rising costs that gets steeper all the time. But homeowners do control many of their own housing expenses and have plenty of options to save money — particularly if you get creative. Read on to learn several creative ways to reduce your homeownership costs.
More than a quarter of U.S. households are either unbanked or underbanked. What are your best options if you’re not sure where to begin or if you’re denied for a bank account? Read on to learn about several account options and some alternatives to having an account at a traditional bank.
For real estate investors, juggling multiple property deals and loans can get complicated. Blanket loans often help to simplify matters by letting borrowers take out a single loan to cover multiple properties. Learn what blanket loans are, their pros and cons, and when to consider using one.
Historically low interest rates have made borrowing money for home mortgages cheap. But buying a home in cash to avoid debt remains appealing to many. For those who have the cash on hand to buy a home outright, the question remains: Is it a good idea? Read on to learn the pros and cons.
Millennials have diverse needs and desires, but some truisms in life hold for every adult, regardless of their generation: They need to develop a comprehensive estate plan. Fortunately, most younger adults can spend just an hour or two each year creating and updating their estate plan. Here’s how.
When you sign a lease, you have certain expectations. It usually works out fine — but not always. You have legal rights as a renter, and when those rights are violated, civil court provides you a last-resort option to enforce them. Learn why and how to sue your landlord and whether it’s worth it.
Financial guru Dave Ramsey’s “Baby Steps” are the perfect formula for the average person who isn’t terribly interested in personal finance. But they’re not one-size-fits all. Here’s what they recommend, how to tell if they’re right for you, and some alternatives to consider.
If you find yourself with $1,000 or more in your bank account, resist the temptation to spend it on something fun. Saving money and investing it well are some of the most important skills for building wealth. So consider these uses for your extra cash — your future self will thank you for it.
No matter how large or small your business, you need a business bank account. From establishing legitimacy to ensuring legal protection, maintaining a separate business account has many important benefits. Fortunately, there are many options for business bank accounts that cost little or nothing.
Military pay can’t make you rich, but it does provide excellent saving and investing opportunities, including some unavailable to civilians. By understanding how to take advantage of them, you can secure your future and potentially even retire young.