Business & Money

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,...
1 week 19 hours 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...
4 weeks 19 hours 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.
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...
Thumbtack.com surveyed 75 hundred small business owner-operators across the whole nation.  HAWAII BUSINESS FRIENDLINESS Ease of starting a business 50 Ease of hiring 48 Overall regulations 48 Labor regulations 50 Tax regulations 48 Licensing...
America's biggest retailers by annual sales. 1. Walmart $375 billion. 2. Kroger $116 billion. 3. Amazon $103 billion. 4. Costco $93 billion. 5. Home Depot $92 billion. 6. Walgreens $83 billion. 7. CVS (Longs) $78 billion. 8. Target $72 billion. 9....
1 month 5 days ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
A lot of people go into autopilot when it comes to paying their mortgage every month.  They don't even think about refinancing. Today we're discussing one of the best things you can do for your home and yourself: refinancing your mortgage! ...
We're looking at air capacity, just to Kona, just this month. LAX 42,116 (inc. 4,648 to Hilo) SFO-OAK-SJC 28,343 SeaTac 13,704 (+1,685 from Portland)...
Someone at Business Insider has way too much time on their hands. They spent some serious time graphing when the Pumpkin Spice Latte rolls out each year. This started with Starbucks employees leaking that this rollout date is August 28. That turns...

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