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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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8 Best Robo-Advisors of 2020 – 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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Why You Should Buy Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

Buying fixer-upper properties to renovate and rent can be a ton of work. For investors who aren’t looking for a home-run deal and simply want an easy, ongoing stream of rental income, turnkey properties can be a perfect fit. Find out if investing in turnkey properties is right for you.
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Traditional IRA Retirement Account – Benefits & Restrictions

A staple of modern American retirement planning, the traditional IRA remains one of the easiest and most popular tax-sheltered accounts. Here’s a crash course on how traditional IRAs work, and how you can take advantage of them at any age as part of your personal retirement strategy.
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Day Care Costs – 12 Ways to Save Money on Child Care Services

Child care is notoriously expensive in the United States. More than half of parents pay more per year for day care than the average cost of in-state college tuition. These tips can save you money on child care and keep it affordable despite rising costs.
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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

For all their ease, turnkey properties come with their own pitfalls. Here’s what you need to know before investing in a turnkey property to make the process smooth and your profits strong.
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9 Best Online Brokers for Free Stock Trading ($0 Commissions)

Gone are the days of expensive stock broker commissions on online brokerage accounts. Today you have more affordable options than ever before. But which to choose? Read on for a crash course on some of the best platforms available and what makes each stand out.
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How to Start an Online Business & Make Money in a Down Economy

Even during down economies, there are always opportunities. Online businesses offer low overhead and startup costs, making them an easier path to entrepreneurship, particularly during recessions. How can you launch a successful online business during a down economy? Here’s how to get started.
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Should You Buy a Home If You Have Bad Credit? – Pros & Cons

Prospective homebuyers with bad credit face a difficult choice: homeownership comes with plenty of perks but it also has drawbacks. If your credit is less than perfect, should you consider buying a home — and could it actually help you get your finances back on track? Learn more here.
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How to Declutter & Downsize Your Home Effectively – 7 Essential Tips

In the last 15 years, I’ve moved 13 times. I’ve upsized, downsized, and same-sized, but every single move has reinforced the notion that clutter and “things” diminish your life rather than enrich it. There’s something...
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11 Best Places to Open an IRA Account – Brokerages for Traditional & Roth

The IRA remains a staple of American retirement planning. Unlike employer-sponsored accounts, you fully own and control the account, and it doesn’t change based on your employment. If you don’t have an IRA yet, there’s no time like the present to learn what your options are.
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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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Investing in Real Estate – What You Need to Know to Get Started

Investing in real estate takes more effort on your part than investing in paper assets. But for that extra effort, there are many benefits, ranging from immediate passive income to enormous tax breaks. Interested in trying your hand at real estate investing? Start with these fundamentals.