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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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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...
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12 Tips for Being a Great Tenant That Landlords Love for Apartments

It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking of your landlord as an adversary, someone whose interests clash with your own. But that faulty attitude can cost you time, money, and...
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7 Alternative Real Estate Investments Most People Ignore (and How to Invest in Them)

Quick, name three ways to invest in real estate.You probably jumped straight to real estate investment trusts (REITs), long-term rental properties purchased through a company like Roofstock, and short-term house flipping. These are all reasonable...
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15 Best Cities to Buy a Rental Property for Investment in 2019

"I want to buy a rental property, but the numbers don't work in the city where I live."It's a common conundrum for would-be rental investors. Affordability and returns on rentals in metropolitan coastal cities...
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11 IRS Tax Audit Triggers – Red Flags You Should Know Before Filing

The last place you want to find yourself is in the Internal Revenue Service’s crosshairs.In a tax audit, the IRS puts your entire financial life under the microscope — your income, your assets, and...
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7 Tips to Follow When Buying Your First Real Estate Investment Property

Real estate comes with incredible benefits for investors.As a source of passive income, it never dries up or matures, but instead provides ongoing income with no loss of assets. In fact, the underlying asset...
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9 Best Short-Term Investments to Safely Park Your Money for Under a Year

"I have a little cash in my bank account, and I'll need to access it in under a year. Where can I invest it short-term for a better return than my checking account?"I hear...
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How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Adult Child & Promote Financial Independence

Parents spend twice as much on their adult children as they invest for retirement. Where do the financial obligations of parenting end? For many parents, it’s clearly not when Junior turns 18. As a parent, it’s up to you to draw boundaries and give your adult child the push they need to become an independent grown-up. Here’s how you can wean your adult child off the Bank of Mom and Dad and get your own finances back on track.
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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try to Time the Market – What to Do...

Everyone feels the temptation to try to time the market - the stock market, the housing market, any market. It's human nature to try to be cleverer than everyone else.In psychology, there's a phenomenon...