Damian Davila

Damian Davila

  • • 11+ years of experience as a freelance writer
  • • Has a background in real estate, research, marketing, and business
  • • 10+ years as a GMAT instructor

Experience

Personal finance writer and marketing specialist Damian lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. For the past decade, Damian, who holds an MBA from the University of Hawaii, has been writing for over 11 years about personal finance and marketing for a variety of clients. Besides writing for Investopedia.com, he is a regular contributor to WiseBread.com, where he covers a range of subjects from how to drive down credit card debt to the best ways to invest in the tech market. Time.com–Money Magazine, BusinessInsider.com, and Kiplinger.com republish Damian's articles.

Damian has worked as a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) instructor for more than 10 years with Kaplan Test Prep and The Princeton Review. He uses his knowledge to teach students the necessary skills to succeed in the exam, and in their careers.

His background in real estate, research, marketing, business, and diplomacy helps Damian connect with his readers and students, giving them the information which is most useful in their decision making processes.

Education

Damian holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance, and earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Hawaii. He also holds a master's degree in educational technology.

Investopedia and Dotdash

Investopedia helps you understand complex financial concepts, learn and improve your investing skills, and learn how to manage your money. Whether you’re in a classroom, a boardroom or your living room, our editors and network of financial advisors and experts have answered your questions and proudly earned your trust since 1999. Investopedia is part of Dotdash, a collection of some of the web’s largest and most trusted digital media brands.

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  1. Retirement Savings

    Saving $100 Now Is Better Than Saving $1,000 In 10 Years

    Learn why it is better to save $100 every year starting right now rather than $1,000 in 10 years, and find out the benefits ...
  2. Small Business

    Using Collateral to Obtain a Loan for Your Small Business

    Learn what assets can be used as collateral for an asset-based loan, and find out best practices when seeking asset-based ...
  3. Insurance

    Does renters insurance cover jewelry?

    Learn what kind of coverage renters insurance provides for your jewelry, and find out what steps you can take to optimize ...
  4. Insurance

    Is homeowners’ insurance tax deductible?

    Learn whether homeowners' insurance is tax-deductible, and find out about instances where you can deduct home insurance payments ...
  5. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Does Walmart take international credit cards?

    Learn how to use your international credit cards at Walmart stores and on Walmart's site, and find out how to ensure your ...
  6. Credit, Loans & Mortgages

    Can you use a Walmart credit card anywhere? (WMT)

    Learn where you can use a Walmart credit cards, and find out the details and services provided to Walmart credit card account ...
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