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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

7 Ways to Keep Your Retirement Funds From Disappearing

If you've got some retirement savings, you're doing well! Follow these guidelines to keep your savings as strong as possible.

10 Dumb Little Budgeting Mistakes You Need to Stop Making Today

Small little spending and budgeting mistakes add up to big holes in your finances. The good news is that you can find and fix them.

11 Reasons Your Credit Card Application Was Denied — And What You Can Do About It

Denied! Find out why your credit application was rejected by the bank, and then take steps to tighten your finances, and improve your credit score.

11 Easy Memory Hacks

Start remembering more of the stuff that matters with this collection of simple — and surprising — memory enhancement tricks.

12 Grammar Mistakes That Are Making You Look Stupid

What you say is what really matters, right? The truth is, how you say it is often more important. Avoid these common errors for sharper messages.

10 Signs You Ought to Get Another Credit Card

Another what!? Yep, responsibly maintaining several credit accounts is good for your financial health. Know when to apply for your next.

13 Things You Don't Know About Your Credit Report — But Should

There's a lot more to a credit report than just the score. Find out what the bureaus know about you — and how you can improve your credit.

4 Times You Should Splurge and Hire a Pro

You probably already hire a pro when it comes to plumbing and dentistry. Here are four common DIY tasks you probably should hire out for, too.

11 Time Saving Hacks From the World's Busiest People

Time is your most precious resource. Learn how to save some for yourself (and your family), by doing what really super busy people do.

Want to Be Happier? Work These 7 Magic Words into Your Vocabulary

The words we say and think have a strong influence over our moods and emotions. Harness their power to gain (and spread) more happiness in your life.

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.