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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

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.

The 8 Classic Personal Finance Books You Must Read

Add these personal finance gems to your summer reading list and soak in some evergreen advice on all things money.

How to Game the System and Save Big at CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid

When you think discount retail, you probably don't think of the corner drugstore. Lucrative rewards programs may change that.

The 5 Craziest Groupon Deals

A good deal on Groupon is also sometimes worth a good laugh. You'll never believe these wacky offers.

The 3 Best Pieces of Financial Wisdom From Oprah Winfrey

There's nothing Oprah can't do — including offer some stellar financial advice. Learn how to handle your money from an icon with plenty.

The 5 Most Money-Savvy Rap Stars

"Mo money, mo problems" — unless you're smart about it. You may not have their millions, but you can take a lesson from rap's sharpest money moguls.

The 5 Best Pieces of Financial Wisdom From Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a powerhouse of expert financial insight. What should you learn from this wise money mogul?

Top Three Tax Facts to Know for 2016

Hasn't tax day already come and gone? Yes, but it's never too early to start worrying about next year's taxes.