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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

Where to Turn for Help When You Don't Have an Emergency Fund

If we've told you once, we've told you a thousand times — you need an emergency fund! But if disaster strikes, these last-minute answers can cover a cash crunch.

10 Money Moves to Make When a Layoff Is Coming

You've seen the warning signs. When you suspect job cuts are headed your way, it's time to get these money moves in motion.

7 Reasons Your Card Got Declined (And How to Fix It)

"So sorry, that card's been declined." Here's why this ultra-embarrassment can happen — and how to make sure it never does again.

4 Moves That Guarantee a Great Retirement

The number of Americans happy in retirement plummets each year. Avoid that fate and enjoy your golden years to the max.

4 Things You Need to Know About the Federal Reserve

You probably know that the Fed "sets" interest rates. Find out what else the nation's central bank does for you — and your money.

A Simple Guide to Rolling Over All of Your 401Ks and IRAs

Wondering what to do with your 401K or IRA after a job switch? We'll break it down for you.

10 Places to Stash Your Money Besides a Savings Account

Got some cash to stash? There are far better places to keep your money than the traditional old savings account.

20 Places Besides Etsy to Sell Your Handmade Goods

Etsy may be the best-known online marketplace to sell homemade goods, but it is far from your only option.

7 Questions a Potential Employer Cannot Ask You

No, this list does not include "tell me about a time you messed up at work and what you did to fix it." You have to answer that one.

You're Wasting Up to $42,532 by Not Investing Your Gasoline Savings

Use the dollars you're saving at the pump these days to drive your investments rather than your car. It really adds up!

6 Free Debt Management Tools

You're always checking your smartphone anyways, so you may as well put it (and the Internet) to better use tracking your debt!

8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Career

'Tis the season for spring cleaning, so you should probably clean up your path to success, as well.

A Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Frontier Markets

Some investors willing to bet high risk on aggressive returns are turning to frontier markets. Should you follow them?

5 Most Common Tax Mistakes Made by College Grads

College grads, your homework isn’t over. Your next assignment is making sure you get the most tax breaks possible.

7 Lessons I Learned About Money After Living in Mexico

Living abroad can really broaden your horizons, especially when it comes to money.

Don't Skip These 8 Tax Breaks for Students

College isn't cheap, but students of any age can cut the cost by claiming the right deductions. Would any of these help you or a student you know?

10 Money Moves to Make After a Promotion

Congrats on the promotion! After your celebratory happy dance, it's time to get busy promoting your finances, too.

The 4 Jobs People Quit the Most

Unless you're looking for a high-stress job that you'll probably leave within a few months, you should steer clear of these.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Sell a Stock or a Fund

To sell, or not to sell? Ask yourself these 10 questions before you let go of a stock or fund.

5 Surprising Ways Social Media Stars Make Money

Unboxing toys and gadgets and sharing Minecraft tips and tricks nets superstar Instagrammers and YouTubers millions of dollars every year. That's right: millions.