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1 month 3 weeks ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
On this segment of SmartMoney Mondays, Summerset Lovett from Bank of Hawaii is here to discuss a very important topic: handling your elderly parents' finances. 
Unemployment rates across the islands have been seeing a steady decrease in numbers since last year.   
Hawaiian Dredging breaks ground today on Kulana Hale, a rental project in Kapolei. It's the vacant lot at Wakea and Haumea, across from Brick Oven Pizza and the veterans' center. The California developer plans almost 300 affordable rentals for...
Arrivals are up 2% so far this morning, smallest of any month so far this year. It's increase of less than 10,000 visitors statewide since the month began. Let's check it by counties, domestic traffic first: Kauai 31,000 +6,000 +28% Oahu 184,000 -2,...
The easiest way to explain this is to use one airport. So I chose one I know, BWI. Until the early 1970s it was Friendship airport, named after a village no longer there. My dad's parents are buried at an old cemetery on the airport grounds. BWI,...
This morning we are going to talk about the international visitor traffic to the United States. 
When Hawaii gets rained on and blown around and the ports are closed, we tend to think of maritime shipping in simplistic terms - what computer people call binary thinking. Either the ports are open and all is well, as exemplified by this drawing,...
2 months 1 week ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
For this week's Smart Money Mondays, we're going to talk about a problem that affects far too many of our kupuna – financial abuse.  It is about a $36-billion-dollar a year problem. Roughly 1 in 18 elderly adults are victims of financial fraud and...
This morning Howard talks about August home sales on the Big Island. 
It’s time for Howard’s Illustrated Economics. This time, he answers the question "Who are the largest landowners in Hawaii?" with his signature legos. The state of Hawaii owns the most land with 1,376,000 acres. The federal government comes in...
This morning, September air seats to Hawaii. 
With President Trump canceling raises for federal workers, it's a good time to look at how many federal workers we have. 
This is fresh out of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In July, the Big Island was suffering eruption disruption. But Lane wasn't a factor yet. Kauai 79% (78) $315+8% Rev $226...
Kahului $4.07 ($4.98 in 2011) Lihue $3.96 ($4.88 in 2012) Hilo $3.83 ($4.76 in 2012) San Francisco $3.76 Santa Barbara $3.70 Juneau $3.67 San Jose $3.64...
A new report shows that Hawaii is one of the hardest working states in the nation.  
My friends and family on the mainland pelted me with questions about the hurricane. There will be other hurricanes, so I thought I was address them. You know, for next time. Okay, friends in Nebraska, a big storm can be big trouble, sure, but it...
2 months 4 weeks ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Welcome back to Smart Money Mondays. Today we're going to talk baby talk, as in, how to budget for having a baby.
3 months 23 hours ago | Hawaii News Now - Howard's Business
Kauai 2.3 (2.9) (2.2) Oahu 2.0 (2.6) (2.2) Maui Co. 2.1 (2.7) (2.5) Big Island 3.0 (3.5) (3.1) Maui Island 2.0 (2.6) (2.3)...
Median base salary for America's highest paying jobs. $96,000 – tax manager. $97,000 – attorney. $102,000 – financial planning manager. $104,000 – plant manager. $105,000 – Engineering manager. $107,000 – nurse practitioner. $109,000 – physician...

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