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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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Best Real Estate Crowdfunding Sites & Investment Platforms

Real estate offers plenty to like as an alternative to bonds. Historically, most investors only had access to real estate investment trusts. But real estate crowdfunding companies created a new way to invest in real estate. These are the best real estate crowdfunding websites around.
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How Much to Save for Retirement – Planning Strategies for Every Age

How much is “enough” when it comes to retirement savings? How do you know how much you should be saving, and at what ages, to reach your financial goals? While the answer varies from person to person, some universal rules apply.
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12 Best Financial Newsletters for Business & Investment News

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.
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14 Numbers You Need to Know When Investing in Real Estate Deals

One of the great advantages of investing in real estate is that you can predict your returns — if you know what numbers to look at. Whether you want to flip houses or invest in income properties, here are the numbers you need to know to ensure every deal you buy is a good one.
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18 Best Post-Retirement Job Opportunities for Seniors & Retirees

Once upon a time, when you reached 65 or so, your colleagues threw a party for you, you ate a slice of store-bought cake, and then you retired and never worked another day. When the...
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8 Investments to Protect Against a Post-COVID-19 Inflation Spike

With trillions of dollars announced in the COVID-19 stimulus, economists have sounded the alarm on rampant future inflation. Prices could spike, and the dollar’s value could collapse. But not all investments get hit evenly by dollar decay. Find out which investments can protect your portfolio.
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Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Is It the Best Way to Pay Off Debt?

Financial guru Dave Ramsey’s “Baby Steps” are the perfect formula for the average person who isn’t terribly interested in personal finance. But they’re not one-size-fits all. Here’s what they recommend, how to tell if they’re right for you, and some alternatives to consider.
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Wills vs. Trusts – What’s the Difference?

Dying intestate — without an estate plan — leaves behind a nightmare for your loved ones. That means you need to create detailed legally binding instructions for your estate in the form of a will or living trust. But which do you need? Or should you have both?
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Why Emotion Is the Enemy of Investing – How to Avoid Herd Psychology

Your emotions can get in the way of earning strong returns on your investments. In fact, removing emotion from your investment decisions can increase your returns by up to 23% over 10 years. But to do that, you first have to know what motivates you to make emotional decisions.
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Should I Cash Out My Retirement Account to Pay Off Debt?

It’s hard to get ahead when thousands of dollars in debt is diverting your money and attention from investing and building wealth. That leaves many borrowers wondering if they should raid their retirement accounts. But that can come with a lot of downsides — and there are better alternatives.
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30 Ways to Save on Your Food & Drink Costs and Stay Within Budget

Food is the third-largest expense in the average American’s household budget. Thankfully, there are several ways you can cut down on food and beverage expenses. Use these tips daily to leave more cash in your wallet after a trip to the grocery store.
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What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage Payments

It’s all too easy to feel alone and ashamed when you fall behind on your mortgage. But what options are available? Before making any rash decisions, take the time to explore all options on the table — because you have more support services available to you than you realize.