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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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What Is a Health Savings Account (HSA) – Rules, Limits & How to Open

Unaffordable health insurance premiums have forced many Americans to choose insurance plans with high deductibles. Thankfully, you can set aside money tax-free in a health savings account (HSA) to cover out-of-pocket medical costs. Read on to learn how HSAs work and whether they’re right for you.
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10 Benefits of Being Single That Can Actually Save You Loads of Money

As a single person, it's easy to assume that couples have it easier financially. After all, married couples have a built-in housemate to share expenses and potentially two incomes to put toward financial goals....
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19 Things You Should Always Negotiate to Get a Better Deal

Almost everything is negotiable. Of course, you can haggle over your car and home prices. But you can also negotiate better deals with your employer, utility providers, cell phone carrier, hotel and Airbnb bookings, and medical bills. Learn how to negotiate better deals on everything to get the most value possible.
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Buying Rental Properties as an Investment – Pros & Cons to Consider

Investing in rental properties requires more effort and more cash on hand than investing in the stock market. So why do so many investors turn to them? Learn more about the advantages and risks of investing in rental properties to find out if they’re right for you.
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17 Best Free Resources for Home Buying & Research

The homebuying process can be exhilarating and daunting in equal measure. Fortunately, today’s technology provides homebuyers with a set of free resources you can explore without ever leaving your sofa. Read on to learn about 17 favorite free homebuying resources.
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8 Best Stock Picking Services of 2020

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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8 Best Stock Screeners of 2020 (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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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.