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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 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!

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.