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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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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.
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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...