G. Brian Davis
183 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.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) changed some of the rules about when people who inherit an IRA can withdraw the funds. As you plan your retirement, make sure you understand the new rules and adjust your estate planning accordingly.
It seems every new headline spells certain doom for the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many organizations have seen a spike in demand in the wake of the outbreak. If you worry your job is on the chopping block, explore these job options.
Many real estate investors use 1031 exchanges to roll profits from rental properties into ever-larger income properties, never paying capital gains taxes until the day they sell off their portfolio. Find out what an 1031 exchange is and how it can let you defer paying taxes — perhaps indefinitely.
When you don’t need to physically report to work, you can live anywhere in the world. It’s an incredibly freeing feeling. But it also leaves you with an overwhelming abundance of options. How do you choose a place to live when you can live anywhere on the planet? This checklist will help you decide.
If your partner gags at the sight of cheesy Valentine’s Day stunts, forget the rose petals on the hotel bedspread or customized M&M’s. Instead, focus on finding ways to have fun with your partner. These ideas ensure your Valentine’s Day is enjoyable or even productive without inducing eye rolls.
What gets measured gets done, as the old business saying goes. The same is true for your personal finances. Without setting goals and keeping a pulse on your money metrics, it’s hard to achieve any progress. Here are 15 numbers to help you monitor your fiscal health.
Sometimes, buyers can score a great deal on fixer-uppers. Other times, it’s the seller who scores a great deal — by dumping their money pit on an unsuspecting buyer. Keep an eye out for these 15 warning signs of a money pit as you scout your next house.
Choosing a wine is like choosing a book: There are a million options to choose from. But you don’t have to become a sommelier to enjoy wine and participate in conversations about it. A bit of basic knowledge about types, varietals, vintages, and tasting notes goes a long way.
Technology has made it easier than ever to work remotely while living anywhere in the world. Does your ideal lifestyle involve becoming a digital nomad or laptop entrepreneur? Follow these steps to untether your life from a specific location, and start writing your own rules for how you live and work.
Owning a home costs far more money than the average first-time home buyer realizes. Beyond dollars and cents, homeownership also comes with less tangible risks and downsides. Learn about the real costs and risks of owning a home before deciding whether you can afford to buy instead of renting.
It’s easy to take your health for granted when you feel young and strong — until sooner or later you face an unexpected medical issue. Take these financial steps while you’re young and healthy to prevent a financial emergency from compounding your health problems, whenever they happen to strike.
Most of us don’t have time to read The Wall Street Journal cover to cover each morning to stay on top of financial news. Fortunately, with these email newsletters, you get news, tips, and free education delivered straight to your inbox for a quick read over your coffee.