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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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15 Best Cities to Buy a Rental Property for Investment in 2019

"I want to buy a rental property, but the numbers don't work in the city where I live."It's a common conundrum for would-be rental investors. Affordability and returns on rentals in metropolitan coastal cities...
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11 IRS Tax Audit Triggers – Red Flags You Should Know Before Filing

The last place you want to find yourself is in the Internal Revenue Service’s crosshairs.In a tax audit, the IRS puts your entire financial life under the microscope — your income, your assets, and...
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7 Tips to Follow When Buying Your First Real Estate Investment Property

Real estate comes with incredible benefits for investors.As a source of passive income, it never dries up or matures, but instead provides ongoing income with no loss of assets. In fact, the underlying asset...
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9 Best Short-Term Investments to Safely Park Your Money for Under a Year

"I have a little cash in my bank account, and I'll need to access it in under a year. Where can I invest it short-term for a better return than my checking account?"I hear...
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How to Stop Enabling Your Grown Adult Child & Promote Financial Independence

Parents spend twice as much on their adult children as they invest for retirement. Where do the financial obligations of parenting end? For many parents, it’s clearly not when Junior turns 18. As a parent, it’s up to you to draw boundaries and give your adult child the push they need to become an independent grown-up. Here’s how you can wean your adult child off the Bank of Mom and Dad and get your own finances back on track.
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8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try to Time the Market – What to Do...

Everyone feels the temptation to try to time the market - the stock market, the housing market, any market. It's human nature to try to be cleverer than everyone else.In psychology, there's a phenomenon...
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5 Ways to Pull Equity From Your Home: HELOCs, Loans, Refinancing & More

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, pundits loved to gripe about "homeowners using their homes as ATMs." Sure, just because you can take out debt doesn't mean you should. But not all debt is bad...
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Setting Your Long-Term Personal Financial Goals & Priorities – Examples

There's no one-size-fits-all financial advice because everyone's financial priorities are different. And even when two people share similar financial goals, they can take several routes to reach the same destination.So how do you determine...
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Lifestyle Design: How to Create Your Perfect Life on a Budget

It’s far too easy to drift on life’s current rather than steer your own ship. But if you don’t define and create your ideal life, you end up living your boss’s vision, your parents’ vision, your spouse’s vision, “the Joneses’” vision — everyone’s idea of what your life should look like except your own. It’s time to take back control over your own life, from your career to your finances to your personal life. And you can do it all while living frugally.
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House Hacking: 10 Real Estate Strategies to Live for Free

According to Business Insider, Americans blow an average of 37% of their after-tax income on one expense: housing. Imagine what you could do with all that extra money if you no longer had to...
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11 Recession-Proof Stocks & Investments That Protect You From Downturns

Are you worried about a recession wreaking havoc on your portfolio? If the specter of an upcoming recession spooks you, then forget about high-volatility equities such as penny stocks. Even solid blue chip stocks often take a nosedive during recessions. Instead, start looking into recession-proof — or at least recession-resistant — investments that can reduce risk in your portfolio and emerge from the storm even stronger.
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15 Surprising Facts About Millennials and Their Money

There’s a lot of hype around millennials, especially when it comes to money. Are they richer or poorer than previous generations were? Strapped with more debt? Better or worse educated? Here are the facts about millennials that range from troubling to promising to surprising.

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