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President Trump and Congressional Republicans propose to collapse individual tax brackets from seven to three – 12%, 25% and 35%. Under current law the lowest is lower and the highest is higher. In an attempt to cut down on people itemizing, the...
Kalakaua Avenue is the nation's fifth most lucrative shopping street in terms of sales per square foot, just after Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue in New York, Chicago's Michigan Avenue and California's Rodeo Drive. But the gain of two more Hawaii...
The New York Times calculated stock returns since 1926. And found that a mere 30 stocks accounted for 30% of all wealth created by the stock market since then. Hendrik Bessembunder of Arizona State did the calculations, update through last year. He...
1 month 4 weeks ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
For this week's SmartMoney Monday, we're going to discuss the differences between saving money and investing money. We've been discussing how to save money by developing a savings habit and by using tools like direct deposit to grow your savings...
Hundreds of farmers – literally hundreds – have coffee trees on the Big Island. The majority are in South Kona District, with a couple dozen or more in Ka’u District. But increasingly people are growing coffee all over Hawaii County. There are four...
2 months 2 days ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
In this edition of SmartMoney Monday, we're learning more about saving money to help you reach your financial goals.  
Crazy Shirts debuts two exclusive Florida Aloha T-shirt designs. Crazy Shirts will donate $10,000 to Florida hurricane relief plus proceeds from the shirts up to $25,000. Hawaiian Home Lands completes a $22 million revenue bond sale, financing debt...
The late Gary Galiher's law firm will continue after settlement of a lawsuit contesting ownership. Everyone's differences have been settled. 
This morning: where wind power is. Whenever I find something counterintuitive I like to share it with you.
Amazon is based in Seattle but says it wants a second headquarters someplace else.
2 months 1 week ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Welcome to Smart Money Monday. Today we're going to learn all about something that's both incredibly easy and incredibly hard to do – save money. But where do you start? The real answer on how to save is to just start saving. Saving money is really...
In the last redistricting, Republicans were in control. They drew a bunch of safe GOP districts.  
President Trump has repeatedly said we are the highest-taxed nation in the world. And perhaps you thought, really? More than Sweden or France? More than socialist countries? The truth is, the president to the contrary, we are not the highest-taxed...
If the legislature thinks something funny is going on, let them prove it, otherwise, don't meddle in a city project and fiddle with the financing. Let them look instead at the delays and soaring costs of airport renovations, which IS a state project...
We got 928,447 arrivals in August, not as many as in June or July. But that was up 42,000, or 5%, from August of last year. International traffic was up 5%, accounting for 14,000 more than last year. Japan traffic rose 7%. Mainland traffic rose to...
We get most of our visitors, more than half a million a month, from the U.S. mainland. And we get more than 100,000 from Japan even in so-called off-months. Canada is more variable, 20,000 to 70,000 a month depending on the season. But what about...
2 months 3 weeks ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
Last week, we talked about how to find out your credit score and why it's so important . Today, we're going to learn how we can improve it. Let's say your credit score isn't as high as you'd like it to be, and can negatively impact your ability to...
3 months 19 hours ago | Hawaii News Now - Howard's Business
Recently we discussed what $100 was worth in different cities. The higher the cost of living, the less $100 is worth. There's a new map that better demonstrated this. It’s from the Tax Foundation. The national value of $100, vis a vis local costs,...
Fine print from the spring auto sales report – Toyota is the top-selling auto brand in Hawaii with a 26% market share, double its share on the mainland. Ford and Chevrolet are second and third on the mainland but it's Honda and Nissan here, with 16...
3 months 2 days ago | Hawaii News Now - SmartMoney
In this edition of SmartMoney Monday, we speak with Summerset Lovette, market manager from Bank of Hawaii, who explains why having a good credit score is so vital.  Lovette says a credit score is really important because it's the number that...

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