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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

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.

The Pros and Cons of Keeping All Your Accounts in One Bank

Are your money accounts all under one roof, or scattered near and far? There are pros and cons to both banking styles.

7 Surprising Ways to Earn Money Online

Need some extra cash? These online side hustles — some new, some new and improved — could earn you a pretty penny.

How to Fix Your Finances After Missing a Payment

No one is immune to financial blunders. If you miss a payment or bounce a check, don't worry — you can fix it.

7 Super Splurges of the Rich and Famous

Celebrities understandably have lots of money to spend, but these pricey purchases are difficult to comprehend.

How to Read a Credit Report

You're ready to check your annual free credit report. Now — just how exactly should you read one of these things?

4 Retirement "Rules of Thumb" That Actually Work

Take some guesswork out of retirement planning with these four financial rules of thumb. They really do work!

6 Powerful Images of Money and What They Really Mean

From Fearless Girl to Uncle Scrooge's vault, these iconic money images continue to shape our outlook on finance.

5 Stocks Your Kids Would Love to Own

From Snapchat to Disney, these five stocks will get any tween excited to invest.

Make Smarter Investments by Mastering This Simple Ratio

Do you know how to read a P/E ratio? If not, it's time to add this key investing metric to your lexicon.