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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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Military Retirement Pay & Pension Benefits (Explained)

Until recently, only career military personnel qualified for pensions. But everything changed in 2018. Thanks to the new blended retirement system, most service members qualify for some kind of benefit. But how does the new system work, and how does it affect lifers? Find out here.
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11 IRS Tax Audit Triggers – Red Flags You Should Know Before Filing

Most IRS audits are not random. They’re triggered by red flags that indicate a potentially fault return, high odds of undisclosed income, or both. Learn what these triggers are and how to avoid them to prevent unwanted attention from good ol’ Uncle Sam.
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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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Types of Tax-Advantaged Accounts for Retirement, Education, & Health Care

Savvy taxpayers can slash their tax bill using a range of tax-sheltered accounts, but these can seem confusing and often sound alike. Which combination of retirement accounts, education accounts, and health savings accounts can help you save on your tax bill? Read on to learn more.
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How Much Rent Can I Afford to Pay Based on Income & Monthly Budget?

Before you look for a new place to rent, you need to figure out how much you can afford per month. As you start looking for your next place, start by putting your current income and budget under the microscope. Learn how to tell how much rent you can afford and how much you’ll truly pay per month.
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9 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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12 Biggest Challenges of Working from Home – How to Overcome Them

Whether you’re starting a business or are one of the millions telecommuting for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding the challenges of working from home and how to overcome them is the first step to ensuring you become a successful and productive remote worker.
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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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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.