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Dave Gow

Dave Gow has been a Motley Fool contributor since May 2018. After deciding the traditional 'rat-race' wasn't for him, at age 19, Dave began saving aggressively and became fascinated with the world of investing. From age 19 to 28, Dave worked as a Storeman and Forklift Operator while investing heavily, first into property and later shares. In 2015, he stumbled on, and fell in love with a different investing approach - buying shares for their growing dividend stream. By early 2017, Dave reached financial independence, and is now slowly transferring his savings from property to dividend-paying shares. Enjoying his early retirement and newfound freedom, Dave spends much more time at home with his partner and dog, works on his personal blog - as well as exercising and writing some investment articles from time to time.

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2 high growth shares to buy while the market is down

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3 high yield shares with juicy dividends

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How you could create a passive income snowball with dividend-paying shares

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Making exciting returns from boring companies

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Why I like these 2 quality dividend shares right now

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How to maximise your chances of long-term success in the sharemarket

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3 reliable dividend shares to boost your income

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How you can buy this top quality company for a 30% discount

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Is Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd (ASX:SOL) overvalued?

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Which blue-chip shares I’d buy right now

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