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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

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!

23 Money-Saving Items Everyone Should Own

What's better than saving on a purchase? Purchasing a product or service — for less — that saves you money over time!

12 Things You Didn't Know About Retirement

Everyone knows the basics about retirement, but there are still some surprises hidden in the complexity. Test your retirement knowledge!

15 Life Hacks for College Students (or Anyone Else Trying to Save Money)

Making ends is tough for students — or anybody else on a tight budget. Get inventive and start solving everyday problems without spending a lot.

14 Things Insurance Agents Don't Want You to Know

What your insurance agent isn't telling you could be costing you money. Here's what you need to know to insure your wallet.

9 Easy Ways to Save $50 Every Month

From subscription services to cooling off, you can shave 50 bucks — or more — off your monthly spend with these tips and tools, no sweat.

22 Supermarket Tricks You Haven't Heard Yet

From the best time to buy bread to which butcher services to ask for, get the most out of your supermarket with this collection of money-saving tricks.

20+ Freebies for College Students

Making ends meet on a student's budget is challenging, but these 25 freebies make it at least it alittle easier.

The Surprisingly Frugal Lifestyles of 12 Famous Superheroes

Sure Batman and Iron Man may be among the world's wealthiest, but that's not true for many superheroes. Here's how the frugal superheroes get by.

7 Things Non-Members Can Get at Costco (Including Cheap Eye Exams!)

Some stuff at Costco — like health care services — is available to members and nonmembers alike. Read on to learn how to get the deals without the card.

7 Secrets to Scoring the Best Price When Buying on eBay

Who doesn't love finding a bargain on eBay? Strike even better deals on everything from clothes to computers with these simple shopping and bidding strategies.

8 Cheap Ways to Continue Your Education Without Going Back to School

Getting smarter has never been easier or more affordable. Discover the cheap educational opportunities await you on the other side of a mouse-click.

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

From poor diet habits to irksome social tics, stop yourself from doing these things and become a happier, more productive you!

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Brain

Keep your brain in top form with these easy — and fun — exercises and resources. Go ahead, get smarter!

This Is the Basic Intro to Having a Retirement Fund That Everyone Needs to Read

If it wasn't important, we wouldn't keep saying it: Start a retirement account ASAP! Here's how.

25 Simple Ways to Change Up Your Routine and Love Your Day

Stuck in a rut? Get out with these 25 ways to shake up your day and make it great!

Buy or Subscribe: How to Pay the Least for the Media You Love the Most

With so many competing music and video services, it can be hard to choose the best value. Consider these factors before you download or subscribe.