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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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Lifestyle Design: How to Create Your Perfect Life on a Budget

It’s far too easy to drift on life’s current rather than steer your own ship. But if you don’t define and create your ideal life, you end up living your boss’s vision, your parents’ vision, your spouse’s vision, “the Joneses’” vision — everyone’s idea of what your life should look like except your own. It’s time to take back control over your own life, from your career to your finances to your personal life. And you can do it all while living frugally.
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House Hacking: 10 Real Estate Strategies to Live for Free

According to Business Insider, Americans blow an average of 37% of their after-tax income on one expense: housing. Imagine what you could do with all that extra money if you no longer had to...
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11 Recession-Proof Stocks & Investments That Protect You From Downturns

Are you worried about a recession wreaking havoc on your portfolio? If the specter of an upcoming recession spooks you, then forget about high-volatility equities such as penny stocks. Even solid blue chip stocks often take a nosedive during recessions. Instead, start looking into recession-proof — or at least recession-resistant — investments that can reduce risk in your portfolio and emerge from the storm even stronger.
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15 Surprising Facts About Millennials and Their Money

There’s a lot of hype around millennials, especially when it comes to money. Are they richer or poorer than previous generations were? Strapped with more debt? Better or worse educated? Here are the facts about millennials that range from troubling to promising to surprising.
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Home Equity Loan vs. Line of Credit (HELOC) – Which Is Right for You?

You have several options to pull equity from your home, the two most common being home equity loans (second mortgages) and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Like any other debt, each of these come with their own risks and advantages. Here’s what you need to know about home equity loans and HELOCs before signing on the dotted line for additional debt.
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Running a Virtual Company With Remote Employees – Pros & Cons

Like many white-collar workers, I started my career in a cubicle. To say I didn't like it is a gross understatement. I eventually got used to it, then moved to a company with a...
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Morning Brew Review – Boost Your Career & Finances With This 5-Minute Business Newsletter

Want to be better-informed about business and financial news, but don’t want to read The Wall Street Journal cover to cover every morning? You’re not alone. Over a million subscribers to Morning Brew feel similarly, preferring their business news quirky rather than murky. Morning Brew dispenses with the typical dull, overly professional tone and brings a youthful swagger and hefty dose of humor to the news.
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31 Hobbies That Can Actually Make You Money

Everyone needs time to unwind, but not every hobby has to be expensive. Many hobbies are virtually free, and some can even pay you money.Whether you've already thought about monetizing a hobby or the...
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20 Jobs That Provide Free Housing

Americans routinely spend 25% to 50% of their paycheck on housing. In fact, USA Today reports that today's 30-year-olds spend an average of 45% of their total income on rent - higher than any other generation...
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11 Ways to Significantly Lower Your Taxes as a Real Estate Investor

Investment properties come with an incredible number of tax advantages.In addition to all the deductible expenses, real estate investors enjoy far more tax benefits than the typical side hustle allows. In my home city...
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30 Smart Financial Money Moves to Make in Your 30s

Either you control your money, or your money controls you. And when you reach your 30s, it's time to take your finances by the horns and wrestle control of them once and for all.But...
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Aging in Place – Costs to Consider & Tips to Save Money

The United States is aging, and fast. With roughly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, we will have more seniors (those over 65) than children (those under 18) by 2035, according to the U.S....