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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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20 Jobs That Provide Free Housing

Americans routinely spend 25% to 50% of their paycheck on housing. In fact, USA Today reports that today's 30-year-olds spend an average of 45% of their total income on rent - higher than any other generation...
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11 Ways to Significantly Lower Your Taxes as a Real Estate Investor

Investment properties come with an incredible number of tax advantages. In addition to all the deductible expenses, real estate investors enjoy far more tax benefits than the typical side hustle allows. In my home city...
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30 Smart Financial Money Moves to Make in Your 30s

Either you control your money, or your money controls you. And when you reach your 30s, it's time to take your finances by the horns and wrestle control of them once and for all. But...
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Aging in Place – Costs to Consider & Tips to Save Money

The United States is aging, and fast. With roughly 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, we will have more seniors (those over 65) than children (those under 18) by 2035, according to the U.S....
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10 Surprising Facts About Stock Market Corrections That Every Investor Needs to Know

Corrections are part of the natural order of markets. Markets move erratically because they're driven by millions of people pushing, pulling, and reacting. While there can be wisdom in the crowd over the long term,...
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15 Creative Ways to Save & Pay for Your Kids’ College Education

To say that college costs have skyrocketed is an understatement. After adjusting for inflation, CNBC notes that average tuition for private colleges rose from $15,160 in 1988 to $34,740 in 2018. Both of those...
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Asset Allocation: Diversification & How Your Investments Should Change Over Time

I hear the question all the time from new investors: "I have some money, but what should I invest it in?" It's the first question a person asks when they find themselves with excess cash...
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Here’s How to Live 14 Years Longer – and How to Afford It

Want to live forever? Sweeping scientific research published in 2018 found that five specific behaviors extend life expectancy by 14 years for women and 12.2 years for men. Unfortunately, even as Americans are living longer,...
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Hard Money Loans for Renovations in Real Estate – Should You Get One?

Depending on who you ask, hard money loans are either the easiest and best source of funding for real estate investors or nightmare loans of last resort. Who's right? Hard money loans are neither inherently good...
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How to Become an Accredited Investor – Definition & Requirements

The rich really do have better investment opportunities than the rest of us. I remember the first time my money was turned down when I went to invest. I approached a hard money lender I...
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7 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Indirectly Without Holding Title

As a real estate investor and real estate entrepreneur, I'm a great believer in direct real estate ownership. But it's not for everyone. It's hard to buy an investment property if you have less than...
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10 Inexpensive Countries Where $2,000/Month Buys the Good Life

Who hasn't dreamed of standing up one day, telling off their boss, and storming out in a blaze of glory? Few of us ever do that, of course, because we need a paycheck to...