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Damian Davila

Damian Davila is a Honolulu-based writer with an MBA degree from the University of Hawaii. He also has a Masters in Educational Technology from a joint program between the Tecnologico de Monterrey and the University of British of Columbia.

Latest articles by Damian Davila

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score During the Holidays

The holiday season can make a mess of your credit score. Why not make efforts to boost it instead?

9 Things Sellers Should Watch Out for During Escrow

You've got a buyer for your home — now you just need to make it through escrow.

6 Tips to Sell Your Condo Fast

If you're thinking of selling your condo, now is a great time. Use these strategies to make the process quick and painless.

Don't Get Audited! How Your Side Gig Needs to Handle Taxes

The sharing economy has given us easy ways to make serious side cash. Just don't forget to set aside some for Uncle Sam!

What Is Cryptocurrency, Anyway?

Thinking about investing in cryptocurrency, but not sure where to start? Here's what you need to know.

Who Really Owns Your Digital Assets?

In the modern era, assets are not always tangible things. What do you do with your digital goods when you pass on?

Why Now's the Right Time to Jumpstart Your Career

Americans have more job opportunities than ever before. Are you making the most of it?

Bookmark This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing 401(k) Investments

Don't get overwhelmed picking your own 401(k) investments. Use this simple approach to build a stable retirement portfolio.

How to Choose the Best Streaming Music Service for You

So little time, so many music subscriptions to choose from. Here's how to find the right one for you.

Here's What You Need to Know Before Buying a College Meal Plan

You know college tuition, books, and room and board cost a pretty penny. Are you forgetting about food?

What You Actually Get When You Win Free Food for Life

Winning "free food for life" from your favorite restaurant isn't always what it seems.

Think Like a Startup to Boost Your Finances

From tech giants to retail royalty, today's most successful startups can teach us a thing or two about personal finance.

15 Sites Where the Right Email Address Can Save You Money

Your email address might be the key to unlocking loads of discounts.

6 Big Ways ATMs Are Changing

The local ATM you know and love might be changing — for the better! Here's how banks are teaching the venerable ATM some new tricks.

5 Ways to Earn Extra Money With a Healthy Lifestyle

Good news! Your healthy lifestyle can become a solid side gig.

What to Do If Your Paycheck Bounces

You got an "insufficient funds" memo from a much-needed paycheck. Don't panic: Here's how to make sure you get paid.

4 New Reasons You Need an Emergency Fund

You've heard it all before: You need an emergency fund. See if these new persuaders don't convince you.

These 17 Companies Will Help You Repay Your Student Loan

Higher education comes at a cost. These companies get it, and they're helping employees pay down student debt one paycheck at a time.

How an HSA Could Help Your Retirement

You know socking money into a 401(k) or IRA will help fund your retirement years. An HSA could help, too.

5 Biggest Ways Millennials Risk Their Retirements

Millennials are stuck making some tough money calls. Unfortunately, it's their retirement fund that gets hit the hardest.