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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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25 Unique Gift Ideas for Someone Who Already Has Everything

We all have them in our lives: friends and family members who seem to have everything. They can feel impossible to shop for. But all is not lost. It’s easier than ever to buy outstanding gifts for even the most challenging recipient. Here are 25 practical, thoughtful ideas anyone will appreciate.
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12 Things to Do If You Have an Extra $1,000 in Your Bank Account

If you find yourself with $1,000 or more in your bank account, resist the temptation to spend it on something fun. Saving money and investing it well are some of the most important skills for building wealth. So consider these uses for your extra cash — your future self will thank you for it.
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13 “Quarantine Recipes” With Nonperishable Ingredients From Your Pantry

With many areas locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people find themselves with only sporadic access to grocery stores. And when you can’t stomach the thought of one more pack of ramen noodles, you need these fresh recipe ideas that don’t rely on fresh ingredients.
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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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12 Simple Costs to Cut in Your Life Now for $12,963 in Annual Savings

Think there's nothing you can cut in your budget? Think again. "Invisible" expenses are as dangerous as they are hard to spot at first. And cutting them can add up to significant savings. Here are the most common hidden expenses in your budget and exactly how much they cost you every year.
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Employers Hiring During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Job Opportunities

It seems every new headline spells certain doom for the global economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But many organizations have seen a spike in demand in the wake of the outbreak. If you worry your job is on the chopping block, explore these job options.
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Top 27 Recession-Proof Jobs & Careers – Do They Exist?

There’s no such thing as a 100% recession-proof job. But as you prepare for the next recession, keep these recession-resistant jobs in mind. Now may be the perfect moment to switch careers, both to boost your income and protect your career in the event of a global recession.
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25 Ideas to Keep Entertained at Home (Even If You’re Quarantined)

When it comes to the new coronavirus, many people are more worried about the prospect of self-quarantine than the risk of contracting the virus itself. But in today’s world, you have endless options to keep yourself busy and connected — even if you didn’t plan ahead.
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14 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances This Year

Building wealth doesn’t just happen. Quite the opposite, in fact. To create the kind of lifestyle you dream of requires careful planning and disciplined work. Just as your house doesn’t clean itself, your money drifts...
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10 Ways a Side Gig or Business Can Impact Your Taxes

The gig economy is big and getting bigger. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 36% of American workers currently participate in the gig economy. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Nearly a quarter...
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16 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money Wisely

Every year, millions of Americans receive billions of dollars in tax refunds. Many blow it on dinners out, new clothes, and presents for themselves. But before you get carried away dreaming up inventive ways to spend your refund, do something to boost your future instead.
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Why Your Taxes Could Go Up in Retirement and How to Prevent It

Many people believe retirement means lower taxes. But just because you’re no longer earning a paycheck doesn’t mean the taxman's out of your life forever. And with major economic and demographic challenges on the horizon, it’s time to start laying the groundwork now for lower taxes in retirement.