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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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FIRE Investing – Strategies for People Pursuing Early Retirement

When people learn the premise behind the FIRE movement (financial independence, retire early), many wonder how to invest differently to create the passive income needed to cover their living expenses for an extended retirement. Learn several investment strategies ideal for people pursuing FIRE.
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6 Ways to Prevent Emotional Investing That Can Devastate Your Returns

Studies show that emotion undermines the average investor’s returns. But removing emotion from your investing decisions is easier said than done. Implementing these steps will help you combat the powerful emotional impulses that can wreak havoc on your returns.
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12 Ways Grandparents Can Help Students Pay for College

With more time under your belt to build wealth, you may be in a better financial position to help your grandkids reduce or avoid crippling student loan debt than their parents are. Here are 12 options to help out with tuition and other education costs.
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Hard Money Loans for Renovations in Real Estate – Should You Get One?

Depending on who you ask, hard money loans are either the easiest and best source of funding for real estate investors or nightmare loans of last resort. Who’s right? Learn about hard money loans for renovations in real estate, and whether you should consider getting one or looking at other options.
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12 Industries Hiring in the Post-Pandemic Business & Economic Recovery

The U.S. economy lost over 22 million jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now it’s rebounding. In many industries, companies are hiring faster than workers are accepting new job offers, leading to an urgent labor shortage. Learn about the industries hiring in the post-pandemic recovery.
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12 Ways Online Retailers Trick You Into Spending More Money

Retailers use many tried-and-true methods of tricking people into spending more. And they do it because they work. But that doesn’t mean you have to fall for them. Get the inside scoop on these tricks to make you spend more money online — straight from an online business owner.
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21 Smart Financial Money Moves to Make in Your 20s

Too many 20-somethings chase higher incomes with no clear endgame — and spend every penny along the way, entering their 30s with no financial assets to show for it. Make these smart financial moves in your 20s and you’ll find better footing in every area of your life, not just your finances.
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How to Start & Build Up Your Emergency Fund in Savings

Unexpected costs hit you all the time, but you can prepare for them in advance. Your emergency fund exists to cover large, unexpected expenses so they don’t plunge you into panic. Learn how to start and build up your emergency fund in savings to help you stop living paycheck to paycheck.
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How to Survive Downsizing or a Merger at Your Company

Mergers and acquisitions cause companies to downsize all the time. They can upend both your career and your finances if you’re unprepared. But there are ways to come out ahead if you begin to act once you learn your job stands on shaky ground. Learn how to financially survive a merger or downsizing.
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7 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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40 Easy Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget Today

It’s easy to get stuck in the habit of overspending. But opting for one or two small changes to your spending habits each month can make a significant difference. And when you combine many simple ways to save, it can add up to massive annual savings. Start with one of these ideas.
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8 Investments to Protect Against a Post-COVID-19 Inflation Spike

With trillions of dollars announced in the COVID-19 stimulus, economists have sounded the alarm on rampant future inflation. Prices could spike, and the dollar’s value could collapse. But not all investments get hit evenly by dollar decay. Find out which investments can protect your portfolio.