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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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7 Small-Business Mistakes and Reasons Why Most Entrepreneurs Fail

Running a successful business for more than a year or two is incredibly difficult. Few entrepreneurs have the skill, stamina, and grit to survive long-term. Here are the most common small-business mistakes, why most entrepreneurs fail, and what you can do differently to avoid joining their ranks.
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14 Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances This Year

Just as you spring clean your home to give it a more thorough scrubbing, you should do the same with your finances. Set aside a weekend morning to clean up your personal finances and follow these steps to end this year in far better financial shape than when you started it.
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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.
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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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Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investment Properties – IRS Rules Explained

There are many tax benefits to real estate investing. You can intentionally structure your real estate investments to minimize your taxes on multiple forms of income, including real estate profits. But before you dive in headfirst, ensure you understand which tax benefits you qualify for.
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The Roaring ’20s – What Caused It & Why It All Crashed in 1929

Today’s pandemic-battered economy is beginning to draw comparisons to the lead-up to last century’s booming Roaring ‘20s. What lessons can we learn from the Roaring ‘20s about the economy today — and what follows? Learn about the Roaring ‘20s, what caused them, and what caused them to abruptly end.
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What It Means to Be “Underbanked” – 4 Accounts Everyone Should Have

Roughly a quarter of U.S. households are either “unbanked” or “underbanked,” meaning they don’t have a checking or savings account at a licensed, FDIC-insured bank. Here’s how this limits their ability to get ahead financially, and how to join the modern banking world if you’re one of them.
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9 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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Landlord & Tenant Act Laws Explained – Know Your Rights as a Renter

Federal, state, and local laws tend to hold landlords to a much higher standard than tenants. As a renter, you should understand not just your tenant’s rights and responsibilities, but also the rules governing your landlord. Learn about landlord and tenant laws and about your rights as a renter.
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9 Risks of Living With a Roommate and How to Protect Yourself

Roommates aren’t just for college students; housemates can help you lower your cost of living. But joining your household with another adult can invite new challenges. Learn about the most common problems and issues you might encounter when looking for a roommate and how to protect yourself.
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How to Make a Budget – 5 Steps to Get Started

Budgeting can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve never done it before. But it doesn’t have to. Follow these steps to create a budget that will help you accomplish your financial goals — and then stick to it.
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Investing in Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS)

Investors and savers looking for ways to protect themselves from inflation often look to Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS). Although the returns are small, they’re among the safest investments around. Learn the pros and cons of investing in TIPS as a means of protection from inflation.