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Damian Davila

Damian Davila is a Honolulu-based writer with an MBA degree from the University of Hawaii. He writes about financial topics because he enjoys helping people save money.

Latest articles by Damian Davila

11 Fun Games That Make You Smarter, Too

Sure, games are fun, but they can also make us smarter, teach us about money, and stave off dementia. Try these brain building pastimes.

The 6 Craziest Things People Have Done to Land a Job

What's it take to land a job these days? For these six job-seekers, it took creativity, daring, and in one case, about 2,000 hours of game design.

6 Ways to Trick Salespeople

Get familiar with the psychology of persuasion and turn the tables during your next sales negotiation.

Robots Will Take Over These 5 Jobs Soon — Is One of Them Yours?

Like it or not, robots and advanced AI are coming for your job. Here are five careers the machines will claim sooner rather than later.

The 6 Companies With the Best Customer Service

Sure, business is in it for the money. That's why it's so nice to hear about a company going above and beyond to satisfy a customer — like these.

The 6 Youngest Entrepreneurs to Make It Big

Get inspired to take your business or freelance career to the next level with six tales of plucky tweens and teens who found the big money.

Are You Paying These 6 Unfair Banking Fees?

Fees here, fees there, banking fees everywhere. Cut the expense of banking and other financial services by shopping smart and choosing fee-free.

Are You in the Wrong Career? Here's How to Tell

Get help choosing or changing a career with this collection of life-altering online tools and databases.

15 Ways to Get People to Respond to Your Email

Make the most of both your and your recipient's inbox time by making your email more efficient to read and respond to.

11 Useful, Genius Math Tricks That Are Actually Easy

Stop fumbling for your smartphone calculator and use these clever tricks to make short work of fractions, percentages, and lots more.

These 10 Words and Phrases Are Keeping You From Getting a Raise

What you say and how you say it really matters to your career. Cut these troublesome words and phrases and bask in the accolades that follow.

Earn Extra Income With These 15 Creative Side Gigs

Everyone could use a few extra bucks — so why not make that side gig fun? And if you're lucky, it might turn into something that really pays.

20 Habits You Must Start Right Now and Be a Better Person

Become the best possible version of you by developing these wholesome, productive habits. Once they've stuck, you're on your way!

14 Pricey Things You Shouldn't Buy (And What to Get Instead)

If you've got caviar tastes and a fishstick budget, buy domestic. That and 13 other great cheap alternatives on the other side of the click.

How to Get a Credit Card When You Have Bad Credit

Bad credit? No Credit? No problem! You can still get a credit card for emergencies or to repair your credit score, if you know where to look.

13 Ways to Make Money Online That Aren't Scams

There's no shortage of Internet "jobs" scams, but there are legit side gigs, too. Fatten your wallet with these online extra income opportunities.

Zooey Deschanel Never Pays Late Fees and 5 Other Smart Money Lessons From Celebrities

You don't have to be a spendthrift just because you're rich and famous. Here's how six super thrifty celebs get by.

15 Ways to Save the Most During a Hawaii Vacation

A resident shares his best tips and secrets to enjoying a Hawaiian vacation without emptying your bank account. Aloha!

9 Good Reasons to Choose a Credit Union Instead of a Bank

We're big fans of credit unions at Wise Bread, and once you get a look at this list of reasons why, you will be too!

Never Miss Free Ice Cream Again: Complete Calendar of Annual Free Stuff Days

Companies big and small celebrate holidays famous and obscure with... freebies. Find out when and where to get yours!