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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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8 Best Robo-Advisors of 2021 – 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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Roth IRA vs. Traditional IRA – Differences in Rules & Limits

Americans have several options to save for retirement in tax-sheltered accounts, notably in individual retirement accounts (IRAs). These accounts come in two types: traditional and Roth IRAs. What's the difference, and what are the rules and limits for contributing to each? Find out here.
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10 Challenges Women Face When Investing & Planning for Retirement

In nearly every way, women face an uphill battle in their retirement planning and execution. From longer life expectancies to the gender pay gap, women have to work hard to ensure a comfortable retirement. Here are the biggest retirement investing challenges women face and tips to overcome them.
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Best Ski & Snowboard Season Passes – Buyer’s Guide 2021

Buying a ski pass maximizes your fun on the slopes without making your bank account shiver. If fully utilized, they save you money by letting you ski or snowboard numerous locations without having to pay separate lift ticket fees at each. But which ski pass is right for you?
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7 Best Stock Picking Services of 2021

Investors seeking an edge often look for individual stocks that will beat the market. Although some research stocks themselves, others prefer to lean on equities experts to analyze stocks for them. What are the best stock-picking services available? Read on for our list.
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6 Best Health Savings Account (HSA) Providers of 2021

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are an important tool for millions of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans. They can also provide a tax-efficient vehicle for long-term investing and saving for future medical needs. Read on to learn how to find the best HSA administrators.
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High School Grads: Start College in Fall 2021 or Take a Gap Year?

Without the full college experience on the table, as many as 35% of students have decided to take a gap year next year. But is putting your education on hold the right decision for you? There’s a lot to consider, and it ultimately comes down to what you want from your education or gap year.
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8 Best Stock Screeners of 2021 (Free & Paid Apps or Software)

How do you choose which stocks to buy? While many investors choose to simply buy index funds as an easy way to “invest in the market,” others aim to beat the market by picking individual stocks. That’s where stock screeners come in handy.
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15 Best Cities to Buy a Rental Property for Investment in 2021

"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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Holiday Travel Tips 2021 – How to Stay Safe During COVID-19

Want a stress-free holiday season? Don’t travel. The holidays mean long lines, delayed flights, congested traffic, and dense crowds — an even worse combination than usual in the era of COVID-19. But if you must, keep these tips in mind to stay safe and reduce stress.
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11 Best Places to Open an IRA Account – Brokerages for Traditional & Roth

The IRA remains a staple of American retirement planning. Unlike employer-sponsored accounts, you fully own and control the account, and it doesn’t change based on your employment. If you don’t have an IRA yet, there’s no time like the present to learn what your options are.
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Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide – How to Choose on Any Budget

Despite its festive reputation, few people know much about Champagne and other sparkling wines. Which one should you buy? What flavor notes should you expect? How do you serve it? You won’t become a sommelier in the 10 minutes it takes to read this article, but you’ll understand the basics.