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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

4 Best Jobs for Work Life Balance

If your work-life balance has got you off-kilter, it's time to look for a job that will put you back on track.

10 Year-End Financial Moves You Must Make Now

The holidays are coming and our already busy lives are about to get busier. Put your financial house in order before the relatives arrive!

7 Best Discount Shopping Days of the Year

Black Friday is so played. From Green Monday to Super Saturday, these other big shopping days help you save throughout the season — and beyond.

7 Penalty-Free Ways to Withdraw Money From Your Retirement Account

Borrow money from your IRA, penalty-free? It's possible in these seven scenarios!

Here's Everything You Need to Get Started With Bitcoin

Bitcoin is not quite as hot as it once was, but it's still traded and used. Now that prices are more modest, are you ready to test the popular cryptocurrency?

The 11 Best Websites for Renting Your Extra Space

Turn to the Internet for fast, simple, and safe ways to get your rental property in front of the right audience.

8 More Classic Personal Finance Books You Must Read

Shorter days and longer nights mean more time for reading. Why not curl up with a personal finance classic?

Watch Out for These 5 Sneaky 401K Fees

Don't let fees and plan costs sap your 401K earnings. Watch out for these five hidden retirement fees.

4 Ways Chip Credit Cards Make Life Easier

Chip-and-PIN technology is coming to the U.S., ensuring that your credit and debit cards are safer than ever. Here's what you can expect.

The 7 Most Outrageously Expensive Whole Foods Products

With $30 emu eggs and $70 air plants, it's no wonder Whole Foods carries the "Whole Paycheck" nickname. Who buys this stuff?

The 5 Most Successful Investors You've Never Heard Of

Can you name an investor other than Warren Buffett or Peter Lynch? Drop these five names at your next investment club meeting.

14 of the Coolest Sayings About Investing

It's easy to get frustrated by the complexity that is investing, so take a moment to chill in wisdom of some well turned phrases about making money.

10+ Smart Ways to Get a Small Business Loan

It takes money to make money, and for small business there have never been so many ways to borrow some. How would a loan help your business grow?

7 Places to Get Vaccinated for Cheap or Free

Flu season is right around the corner. Be proactive about your health care with affordable vaccines for the flu and other preventable diseases.

4 Reasons Early Retirement Might Be Financially Risky

So many of us dream of early retirement, but it comes at a price — often your nest egg. Can you afford to stop working early?

The 3 Best Jobs for Expats and Travelers

See the world and earn a paycheck — it's not a pipe dream. Learn how you can still make bank while trotting the globe.

Make These 7 Money Moves Now Or You'll Regret It in 20 Years

There's no time like the present to make these critical money moves. Trust us — your future self will thank you.

4 Sneaky Investment Fees to Watch For

Are you paying too much for investments you already own? These overlooked fees can add up quick.

5 Ways Greece and China's Economic Problems Might Impact You

Economic turmoil in China and Greece is creating a ripple effect worldwide. Are you feeling with the fallout?

6 Foods That Are Actually Cheaper At Whole Foods

We don't often visit "Whole Paycheck" when we're shopping for cheap eats. But for some staples, Whole Foods is surprisingly affordable.