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G. Brian Davis

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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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Hard vs. Soft Inquiries on Your Credit – What’s the Difference?

The very act of applying for a loan or credit card can ding your credit score. Understanding hard and soft credit inquiries and knowing what activities trigger each helps you manage your credit. What is the difference between hard and soft credit inquiries, and how do they affect you? Find out here.
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12 Ways to Make Extra Money With Unused Space in Your Home

Most people never consider their empty space as a way to generate income. They’re missing out and overlooking a wide range of potential sources of passive income. Learn how you can make money from unused spaces in and around your home, such as extra storage space or an empty room.
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12 Ways to Simplify Your Financial Life

Today’s technology makes it easier than ever to streamline and automate your finances. If you’re ready to spend less time keeping your money straight and more time doing what you love, start with these easy changes to go from busy bee to stress-free.
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What Is an ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) – Definition, Types, Pros & Cons

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are an easy way to gain instant diversification by owning a fund that pools investor’s assets to invest in a variety of securities. What is an ETF, what types exist, and what are the pros and cons of these funds? Learn everything you need to know about ETFs here.
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What Is a Roth IRA Retirement Account – Benefits, Rules & Restrictions

Two of the most common financial mistakes are failing to save enough for retirement and failing to take full advantage of tax-sheltered accounts. Fortunately, one solution can help with both problems: the Roth IRA. Learn what a Roth IRA is and how can you invest in one.
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8 Best Robo Advisors of 2020 – Reviews & Comparison

Previously, only the rich could hire investment advisors. But recently, robo-advisors have risen to disrupt the financial industry and offer affordable, accessible investment management for anyone. Whether you’ve got $1 or $100,000, find out which robo-advisor is right for you.
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Why You Should Buy Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

Buying fixer-upper properties to renovate and rent can be a ton of work. For investors who aren’t looking for a home-run deal and simply want an easy, ongoing stream of rental income, turnkey properties can be a perfect fit. Find out if investing in turnkey properties is right for you.
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Traditional IRA Retirement Account – Benefits & Restrictions

A staple of modern American retirement planning, the traditional IRA remains one of the easiest and most popular tax-sheltered accounts. Here’s a crash course on how traditional IRAs work, and how you can take advantage of them at any age as part of your personal retirement strategy.
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Day Care Costs – 12 Ways to Save Money on Child Care Services

Child care is notoriously expensive in the United States. More than half of parents pay more per year for day care than the average cost of in-state college tuition. These tips can save you money on child care and keep it affordable despite rising costs.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

For all their ease, turnkey properties come with their own pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know before investing in a turnkey property to make the process smooth and your profits strong.
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9 Best Online Brokers for Free Stock Trading ($0 Commissions)

Gone are the days of expensive stock broker commissions on online brokerage accounts. Today you have more affordable options than ever before. But which to choose? Read on for a crash course on some of the best platforms available and what makes each stand out.
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How to Start an Online Business & Make Money in a Down Economy

Even during down economies, there are always opportunities. Online businesses offer low overhead and startup costs, making them an easier path to entrepreneurship, particularly during recessions. How can you launch a successful online business during a down economy? Here’s how to get started.