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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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How to Sue Your Landlord – Is It Worth It?

When you sign a lease, you have certain expectations. It usually works out fine — but not always. You have legal rights as a renter, and when those rights are violated, civil court provides you a last-resort option to enforce them. Learn why and how to sue your landlord and whether it’s worth it.
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Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Is It the Best Way to Pay Off Debt?

Financial guru Dave Ramsey’s “Baby Steps” are the perfect formula for the average person who isn’t terribly interested in personal finance. But they’re not one-size-fits all. Here’s what they recommend, how to tell if they’re right for you, and some alternatives to consider.
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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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9 Reasons Why You Need A Separate Bank Account for Your Business

No matter how large or small your business, you need a business bank account. From establishing legitimacy to ensuring legal protection, maintaining a separate business account has many important benefits. Fortunately, there are many options for business bank accounts that cost little or nothing.
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Best Investment Strategies & Accounts for Active-Duty Military Members

Military pay can’t make you rich, but it does provide excellent saving and investing opportunities, including some unavailable to civilians. By understanding how to take advantage of them, you can secure your future and potentially even retire young.
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High School Grads: Start College in Fall 2021 or Take a Gap Year?

Before committing to a traditional four-year college program, many high school graduates consider taking a gap year. Find out why you might consider a gap year, the risks of doing so, and a list of questions to ask yourself to help decide whether taking a year away from school is right for you.
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18 Outdoor Activities for the Spring Season – Fun Budget-Friendly Ideas

Spring is the perfect time of year for outdoor activities. Not too cold, not too hot, and in many cases not yet crowded with summer travelers. Whether you’re looking for something to do solo, with your significant other, or with friends or family, there’s something for everyone.
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Managing Money With Roommates – 9 Do’s & Don’ts

Living with other adults isn’t easy. There are plenty of money problems that can ruin a roommate relationship, from arguments over who owes what to confusion over how to split groceries. If you want smooth financial sailing with your housemates, follow these simple dos and don’ts.
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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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6 Best Health Savings Account (HSA) Providers of 2021

Health savings accounts (HSAs) are an important tool for millions of Americans with high-deductible health insurance plans. They can also provide a tax-efficient vehicle for long-term investing and saving for future medical needs. Read on to learn how to find the best HSA administrators.
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12 Simple Costs to Cut in Your Life Now for $13,161.71 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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10 Ways a Side Gig or Business Can Impact Your Taxes

As a self-employed person or business owner, you get access to tax deductions and benefits not available to most employees. Here’s what you need to know about how a side gig changes your tax situation, often for the better.